Palestinian and Jewish women in Nazareth working together to create a safe space without violence, 19 April 2024.
They were demonstrating against the war and in support of Palestinian feminist academic Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, arrested on suspicion of incitement to terror. Her detention was subsequently overruled by a judge.


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 three 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:

Haifa – at the corner of Ben Gurion and Hagefen Streets

Contact: Orly Nathan,, +972-52-3431093, Haifa

Jerusalem – Every Friday from 1 to 2 pm at Hagar Square (France Square on the maps)at the intersection of five streets – King George, Ramban, Ben Maimon, Keren Hayesod and Agron. This square is also the location of Terra Sancta and the Prima Kings Hotel.

Tel Aviv – King George and Ben Tzion Blvd.

Contact:, phone +97237192341, P.O Box 9013, Jerusalem, 91090 Israel

[The Gan Shmuel vigil is no longer active].