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,…

Israel: The Dream Dies — by MJ Rosenberg on Tikkun org

By: MJ Rosenberg Nobody I know is interested in talking about Israel anymore.I think that may be because virtually all my friends are essentially pro-Israel and have supported Israel their entire lives. Now their attitude is “what’s there to say?” as if Israel was a friend with an alcohol problem who, despite everyone’s best efforts,…

Syria Children Lose More Than Their Country — Safe World for Women org

Children in Beirut’s Shatila refugee camp. | Photo: Rebecca Murry/IPS Syria Children Lose More Than Their Country Source: IPS | Rebecca Murray As refugees from Syria continue to pour into Lebanon, the majority of children are not going to school, spurring concern that they will become a ‘lost generation’. Awad, 12, and her little sister…

The regional implications of the establishment of a Palestinian state: a document by 15 researchers of Israel, Palestine and Jorden — Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

The regional implications of the establishment of a Palestinian state Michael Mertes, Israel, Oct. 28, 2013 Editor: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. ***** The document was written by 15 researchers from Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan. They come to the conclusion that a two-state solution will have a positive impact on the region, not least in terms…

Qantara de article : Russia, the US and the Syrian Civil War A Bloody Game of Chess — by Elias Khoury (a leading contemporary Arab intellectual and chief literary editor of An-Nahar Newspaper)

Courtesy of  Qantara de The Assad regime has succeeded in turning Syria into a chess board over which Russia and the US have locked horns as the blood and tears continue to flow. The losers in this stalemate are undoubtedly the Syrian people, writes Elias Khoury in his essay Bashar al-Assad has averted the threat…

Archive article: ‘Israel and Iran have much in common’: Common Ground News article by Anthony Zeitouni which says there are 80 synagogues and over 25,000 Jews lives in Iran and also many Hebrew schools

24 September 2013 Washington, DC – On its 60th anniversary, Israel is still concerned about survival. Even with nuclear weapons and the strongest military in the Middle East, the Jewish state remains anxious. Iranian leaders are similarly concerned about the future of their administration, even as the country approaches the 30th anniversary of its Islamic…