A video of a traditional Palestinian wedding with Muslim Palestinian women and Christian nuns dancing together went viral on the internet. This flash mob was organized by a women-owned businesses bazaar in Jerusalem, managed by the Women’s Center AlThouri Silwan in cooperation with the Abraham’s House. The bazaar is a Christmas market organized by women - including nuns - who started selling handcraft items from different cultures and religious communities in East Jerusalem. This activity is seen as an interreligious dialogue in action, fostering communal harmony at a place often bereft of peace.
On November 27, more than 70 exhibitors, mostly from AlThouri, Silwan and neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, offered handcrafts including jewelry, crockery, cosmetics, fashion accessories and local specialties at the "Christmas Bazaar" at Abraham’s House, south of the Old City of Jerusalem. The bazaar also offered concerts and short artistic performances. All these women proudly presented their work together, as a result of their creativity and talent.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.