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Guests: Ruth Messinger President, American Jewish World Service Ruth Messinger, activist and former politician, has been one of the leading Jewish voices in the fight against genocide in Darfur through the organization she’s led since 1998, American Jewish World Service. Karen Fragala Smith (New York, NY): Karen Fragala Smith is the Associate Editor in the Foreign Department of Newsweek, where she has worked for over a decade, interviewing notable figures including Benazir Bhutto, Madeleine Albright, Mikhail Gorbachev and Vaclav Havel. Smith is currently working on her first nonfiction book, “Welcome to Your World: A Friendly Guide to Global Affairs” to be published in late 2009. Smith has lectured at Tsinghua University in Beijing China on The History and Meaning of Hip-Hop Music, The Roots and Rites of the American Dream and The Significance of the Chinese Olympics. Smith holds a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and is fluent in English and Spanish. Lilly Rivlin is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker. Consultant for Middle East politics, Jewish Affairs, Non-violent Conflict resolution, Gender issues. Co-founded the original Feminist Seder. Serves on International Committee of Women of the Wall. Her films include Miriam's Daughters Now, The Tribe, Gimme a Kiss, and her most recent film, Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace. Spotlight Irene Rabinowitz Executive Director Helping Our Women