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When the phone rings in Rutie's unobtrusive ground floor office in the heart of Tel Aviv, it is most likely news about military curfews in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, or army-issued travel permits for her Palestinian partners—information that determines whether their workshops can go on. Rutie is the director of Windows, an organization that publishes a children's magazine in Arabic and Hebrew, and brings together Israeli and Palestinian youth. Rutie works tirelessly, refusing to be deterred by military checkpoints or fears in both societies, or the precarious balancing act of working with Palestinians confined to the other side of the Separation Barrier. Read Just Vision's in-depth interview with Rutie.