Women in Black vigils originated in Jerusalem, Israel in January, 1988, in response to the beginning of the first Palestinian Intifada. The message “Stop the Occupation” appeared on the image of a hand signaling “stop”. At the peak of the anti-occupation movement we had 30 vigils throughout the country. Today we have four regular vigils that have been demonstrating since 1988. with signs saying “STOP THE OCCUPATION.”. The vigils take place every Friday from 1-2 p.m. in the following places:

Gan Shmuel – at the entrance to the Kibbutz on the Hadera-Afula Highway

Haifa – at the corner of Ben Gurion and Hagefen Streets

Jerusalem – Hagar Square (France Square on the maps) at the intersection of five streets – King George, Ramban, Ben Maimon, Keren Hayesod and Agron.

Tel Aviv – King George and Ben Zion Blvd.The Jerusalem vigil is held every Friday from 1 to 2 pm at Hagar Square (listed on maps as Paris Square). This is the intersection of five roads: Agron, King George, Rambam, Aza, and Agron. This square is also the location of the Prima Kings Hotel and Terra Sancta.

Contact:, phone +97226414632, P.O Box 9013, Jerusalem, 91090 Israel