Dr. Yitz Glick is a doctor without borders. Or green lines.
A Palestinian song in Israel has drawn attention both for its humor and its scathing criticism of what is deemed “coexistence.”
For Israel, whose main economic resource is its people, Arab Israelis are key to the vitality and growth of our society.
What happened when Palestinians and Israeli settlers met up at the Gush Etzion Junction, the site of so many recent killings? The answer might surprise you, Yoav Peck writes.
Just as Jewish-Muslim tensions reached fever pitch during this summer’s Gaza war, the newly-formed Salaam-Schalom Initiative got the two groups to join hands — literally.
Most people know Chaim Topol as Tevye in ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ But to a group of sick Jewish and Arab children in the Galilee, he is their biggest cheerleader.
‘Peace team’ headed to Australia Team of 13 Israelis and 13 Palestinians will compete together at the Australian Football League International Cup in August. Australian football (www.afl.com.au) is a most un-Israeli sport, but 13 Israelis and 13 Palestinians are mastering the game ahead of an international competition in August. The Israeli-Palestinian AFL Peace Team idea was set up by the Jaffa-based Peres Center for Peace (www.peres-center.org) in 2008. This is the second team to be competing in the tournament. “We have a common goal. It’s not about winning,” says Tami Hay of the Peres Center. “Of course, for some of the players it is, because it is a competitive situation for them. But for us, it’s to bring the message from here that there are still people that want to have peace in this region.” Indeed, this squad hopes to demonstrate that Israeli-Palestinian cooperation and teamwork is not just an idea but can also be a reality despite obvious tensions. “We have here people that lost relatives … during the time of this conflict. And talking about that with their teammates, and sitting in the same room with people from the other side and opening [up] like that is not an easy thing,” Hay says. DOWNLOADS: VIDEOS: - HiRes: www.megaupload.com - HiRes No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com DOCUMENTS: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …