In East Jerusalem workshop, Jewish instructors teach Arab women self-defense

26.12.2011                      30.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 6                      Rosch Chodesch 1

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In East Jerusalem workshop, Jewish instructors teach Arab women self-defense

The events in the cold gym in a Wadi Joz community center are indeed a bit surreal: Jews hardly ever enter Jerusalem's Arab neighborhoods, let alone teach women self-defense there.

"He attacked me! No! No violence!"
Every time a participant in the workshop fights back a male assailant, the group of 10 women and the instructors shout out these words, stamping their feet on the floor as they yell "No!" Meanwhile, the victim stretches out an arm as she looks around for further enemies or potential helpers….