Khulood Badawi

Residence
Jerusalem
Place of birth
Nazareth
Year of Birth
1975
Organization
Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Ta'ayush, Coalition of Women for Peace, Bat Shalom
Identity
Palestinian citizen of Israel
Languages spoken
Arabic, Hebrew, English
Date of Interview
02/2005

Interviewer
Joline Makhlouf

"As Palestinians inside Israel we have a big role in the conflict and should be the link between the two sides. We should be more active because we are part of a society that struggles for its freedom and at the same time we are citizens of Israel. We enjoy the geographical position and the unique possibility to be part of a pioneering leadership for a better future and real peace. We speak two languages and have two voices."

Khulood Badawi became active in the struggle to secure the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel in the 1990s when she was a student at the University of Haifa. She is involved on a leadership level in many Jewish-Palestinian organizations in Israel which hold meetings, demonstrations, and seek to raise awareness about Palestinian realities on both sides of the Green Line. As a field researcher for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Khulood consolidates information about appeals to the Israeli Supreme Court concerning the wall.