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(born 1958, Uhm el Fahm) is the pen name of Mahammeed Nasra. She teaches at the High School for the Arts in Naamat, and organized and ran a weekly salon for women poets and writers, serving as mentor for Arab women in Israel who wish to experiment with poetry and fiction. Most recently, she was the driving force behind an art exhibit, "Common Threads," that displayed the work of Jewish and Arab women artists side by side at the prestigious gallery of the Tel Aviv University. She has published over 40 short stories and 60 poems in various Arabic publications in Israel. The US Department of State is providing her participation in the IWP.