Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab education in Israel, Homepage, photos and video

 Building shared society. One school, one community at a time. Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel is building inclusive society, partnership and equality through a network of integrated, bilingual schools and shared communities of children, youth and adults throughout Israel. Founded in 1997, Hand in Hand’s success and longevity demonstrate that children,…

The Israeli Dervish: Miki Cohen a college teacher who ‘discovered’ the works of Jalal ad-Din Rumi — Aljazeera’s documentation including video, Photos and Text

The Israeli Dervish We follow one man as he becomes the only Israeli granted access to the inner sanctum of the whirling Dervish order.   Attracted by Rumi’s writings and philosophy, Miki translates his works into Hebrew and practices whirling in worship. What makes Cohen’s story so remarkable is that he is an Israeli. The…

Israelis chant ‘Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies’ – Real News Video

Israel’s social protest movement continues despite renewed cycle of violence s Related Story: Dubious Evidence Israeli Bus Attackers Based in Gaza Watch full multipart The Real News in the Middle East ***** *****    http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7199 ->>>>><<<<<-

On the Current Conjuncture in Israel – By Matan Kaminer at Jadaliyya

[A sign at the mass rally in Tel Aviv on August 6. The Arabic text reads “irhal!” (Go!) and the Hebrew underneath reads “Egypt is here.” Image from actvistills.org] Many progressives around the world have been wondering out loud about what exactly has been going on here for the last month. Who are the unprecedented…

Redefining the “Jewish” in the Jewish state by Marc Gopin

WASHINGTON, DC – States defined as religious or ethnic are almost always injurious to human rights, and injurious to the moral integrity of either religious or cultural traditions. Citizens who do not belong to the designated official religion or culture have customarily been mistreated in history. This is true of Jewish, Christian, Muslim or Hindu…