In Paris, Jewish and Muslim French women – the Batisseuses de Paix (a play on words on baking and peace building) continue to meet to make pastries together. They do not allow any talk of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Created in 2002, their aim is “to block the transfer of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into France.” Almost 50 women convened at their last meeting over mint tea at the Mediterranean Gardens kosher restaurant in the Parisian suburb of Creteil. The group has been both praised and criticised for not discussing the conflict. The group will soon gain an international dimension when it goes to New York in October 2008 to meet with American Jewish and Muslim women.
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