Jill Nelson

Jill is a correspondent for WORLD. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and the University of Texas at Austin. Jill lives in Orange County, Calif., with her husband, two sons, and three daughters. Follow her on Twitter @WorldNels.

Engaging Israel's disengagement

Middle East | Israel begins a historic withdrawal from Gaza and U.S.
by Jill Nelson
Posted 8/20/05, 12:00 am

Along the streets of Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv, Israelis are displaying their "team colors" by wearing ribbons-orange if you're against the removal of Israeli settlements from Gaza and the West Bank and blue if you support the withdrawal. Placed in the center of morning newspapers and peddled on street corners, the ribbons are everywhere-on strollers, backpacks, belts, and even wedding bouquets.

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Defining women

Iraq | Will the new constitution affirm democratic values or use democracy to impose Shariah?
by Jill Nelson
Posted 8/13/05, 12:00 am

Zeena al-Qushtaini was a successful Iraqi businesswoman who owned a pharmacy in Baghdad. A divorced mother, she was known for her Western style of dress, refusing to don the traditional Islamic headscarf. But her progressive ways and involvement with women's activists led to her death. Last November, Zeena was kidnapped and murdered-her body found on a highway, clad in a black, full-length abaya and a blood-stained headscarf. A note attached to the abaya read, "She was a collaborator against Islam."

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