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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

general, intercultural relations education

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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“HUMAN KINDNESS “EXHIBITION

events reported in the past, general

The “Human Kindness” Photo Exhibition opened in Haifa in January 2017 by the Curator Yossi Zamir, veteran photographer,  reveals different aspects of moments of kindness shown by residents to each other during the recent fire that began in Zichron Yaakov, where I live, and spread north to the Haifa Bay area. Each of the photos is most moving, as they tell stories of mutual aid by the inhabitants that obviously took place in a fracture of a second caught by…

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On the road to tolerance

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On the road to tolerance A group of 19 year-old youth who had completed a year of pre-military service working in different communities on behalf of the Tzofim (Israeli Scout Movement) decided to mark the end of their service by a trip to a number of places in Israel. The purpose of this trip was to meet various communities and discuss with them ideas of intercultural relations. They selected for this purpose to start with towns with both Jewish and Arab…

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MY FIRST POSTFeatured

events reported in the past, general, intercultural relations education

A few years ago, I heard that “Blogs” were the latest fashion and although I am a salaried employee and believed that this was the pastime of self-employed persons, I decided to join a course being given by the “Bloggerist” Yonit Tzuk. This was a fascinating experience, but I was not sure this will be my direction. Years passed and I had ideas for writing a Blog, but felt that I was not ready to do so. A short time…

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Women March for Peace

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I went out to seek hope in Women March for Peace and found activists who joined this march and who arouse inspiration.Twenty people marched through the entire two week period and were joined on the way by many others, like me, for a day. I took my two year-old son, Inbar, with me because I believe that the results of this march are for his future. The march was held from 5th to 19th October. I joined them and found…

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personal experience from the Fire in Zichron Yaacov

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I want to describe a personal experience. For a resident of Zichron Yaakov these have been most complex days. It all began with a call from the crèche of my younger son to come and get him, and the next moment a call from my sister urging me to come to help with the garden hose trying to fight the flames threatening her house, not far from mine, which luckily ended as for the majority of the residents of our…

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