Adi Dagan
Former spokeswoman for the Coalition of Women for Peace and Machsom Watch
My standing at checkpoints doesn't directly further peace, but there are different stages involved in the process. Currently the groups I'm involved with and the kind of work I do oppose the Occupation. We haven't yet reached the stage of working towards peace.


Lives in: Ramat Hasharon Was born in: Haifa Year of birth: 1971 Identity: Jewish, Israeli Citizen Type of work: Human Rights/Advocacy Website: Agenda - Israeli Center for Strategic Communications Coalition of Women For Peace Works at Formerly of the Coalition of Women for Peace, Machsom Watch Interviewer Leora Gal and Nahanni Rous Date of Interview 2005

As spokeswoman for Machsom Watch, Adi Dagan's role was to focus Israeli and international attention on the issue of Israeli-controlled checkpoints in the West Bank. Machsom [Checkpoint] Watch is a group of Israeli women who monitor activity at checkpoints. Adi spent two years as a volunteer, stationed once a week at Kalandia, the main checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem. She was also the media coordinator for the Coalition of Women for Peace, and is now Director of Consultancy and Training at Agenda, the Israeli Center for Strategic Communications - a not-for-profit dedicated to reprioritize and reframe social change issues within the Israeli public and the media.

Online articles

Letter from Adi Dagan, originally published in Haaretz; May 8, 2003

Israeli, Palestinian Women Meet for Peace, Voice of America, December 3, 2002

Audio file: Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Women Discuss Prospects for Peace and Reconciliation, 2002

By Jean Zaru, Palestine Center