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EXHIBITION IN THE FOREST

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Recently, I met Heli Gilad, an amazing woman, who in addition to her involvement in promoting contacts between women, has been chosen to be the curator of a very special exhibition. This is an exhibition of works by artists from various cultures who over the period of one week spent in a forest in Israel, joined together, learning, creating and experiencing. Curator Heli Gilad invited me to witness this fascinating process. The photos I have included, to a certain extent…

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ULTIMATE FRISBEES

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Did you know that the game of Ultimate Frisbees is being played by a team of young women in Israel? To find out about the team, I spoke to Yael Nahum, the national team’s coach who told me about the young women playing in the national team. The members of the Ultimate Frisbee national young women’s team are aged 13-20 and  come from various backgrounds throughout Israel. Half of the team are young Arabs from northern towns and villages while…

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How are seeds of peace sown

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Imagine a pastoral place like this picture. Here I was almost a month.I would like to begin with this story at 2:00 AM on 1/7/17, trying to sleep on a basic bed in a wooden cabin. The bed next to me is empty, But  suddenly the door opens gently, and I open my eyes wide and ask WHO IS IT? Into the cabin, a pale face is wrapped in a pink hijab with a whispering voice: “Inas from Sheich Jarrach, Jerusalem,…

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HACKATHON – DALOGUE FOR PEACE

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Hackathon brings together professionals in various fields to plan a project on a specific subject determined by the time allotted to it at the outset. The term “Hackathon” is derived from the word “hack” used relating to innovative programming and “thon”, from “marathon” for long distance running for a certain time. Hackathon projects began in 1999 relating to technological subjects. In recent years these projects set out to solve problems in various aspects of medicine, education and culture. Recently, Hackathons…

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Flowering and exciting developments on the website dialogue together

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Today I am writing about the Blog “Dialogue Together” itself because I want to share with you some exciting recent developments. It all began when Yuval Rahamim, director of the Forum of Organizations of Peace in Israel, invited me to attend meetings deliberating on how to reach out to professional organizations promoting subjects relating to intercultural relations and peace. At those fascination meetings decisions were taken, among which proposals were made to upgrade our “Blog “Dialogue together”. Inbar Yasur, director…

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my contacts with Shimon Peres while he was President of the State of Israel

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I want to tell you about my contacts with Shimon Peres while he was President of the State of Israel. I became involved in a program of dialogue between Israeli Jewish and Israeli Arab youth which has become a befitting dedication to the memory of the late 9th President of Israel and the values he taught us, I was working with the ORT educational system, in the Steinberg Leadership Institute, and developed a “Bridges for Peace” program in conjunction with…

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RECIPE FOR LIVING TOGETHER – CHEFS FOR PEACE

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A surprising recipe was concocted when the Executive Chef of Roomers Restaurant in Frankfurt, Germany, proposed visiting Israel to meet Israeli chefs – both Jewish and Arab, to learn from them the “recipe” for promoting values of tolerance and solidarity in a common field of activity. Hubertus Marquardt, 33, succeeded at a relatively young age to attain the most coveted position of head chef at Roomers Restaurant. Hubertus has another interest – methods for bringing about dialogue between peoples. This…

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UKULELES FOR PEACE

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In 2004, Paul Mor, a musician originally from England, suggested to the headmaster of the Democratic school in Ramat Hashron, to teach children in his school to play the ukulele. At the same time he persuaded the headmaster of the el-Zahara school in the Arab town of Tira to open a class there. The project caught on quickly and soon there were classes in both schools for children aged 8 to 18. But Paul Mor was not satisfied with running…

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The Desert Troop’s from the Israely Scouts are going to a special trip on the road to tolernce

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Senior members of the Israel Scout Movement who had spent their pre-army year working with youth in various places marked the end of their service by joining the “Desert Troop” on a visit to a number of immigrant towns in order to hold discussions with people of their age from different communities in Israel. The aim was to bring about better understanding of “others” and to create a basis for inter-cultural relations. Some of the “Scouts” had worked in schools…

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PEACE FARM VILLAGE

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In 2008, Hanan Abu Moch and her husband Abu Gamil set up a village near the Arab town of Baqa el Garbia in northern Samaria. Hanan 38, mother of four children, is the driving force behind this village. She first established an association of “Women Initiators” which provides employment for about 20 Arab women with the aim of helping with financing their families.   Situated in an area of vines and olive trees, we found booths full of action. Some…

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