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90.3 WBHM Birmingham-- Margaret Duvdevani lives in an area grabbing headlines currently, but not for positive reasons. The Birmingham native graduated from college, hopped around Europe, married an Israeli and settled in Israel 30 years ago. A medical technician by training she lives in a farming community in southern Israel, three miles from the Gaza Strip. Duvdevani is visiting Birmingham this month to share her perspective on the latest clash between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. She told WBHM's Andrew Yeager this conflict is different than previous ones.

Members of the Birmingham Islamic Society protested the fighting in Gaza this month. Read coverage here.

The Alabama Faith Council will host an interfaith service for peace Thursday, January 22, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.

~ Andrew Yeager, January 16, 2009