Rita: reconciliation and mutual knowledge through music.

  Rita Yahan-Farouz is an Israeli Jewish pop singer and actress. In 2011, she became popular in Iran after the release of various pop records which she sings in her native Persian language.

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Project encourages mutual knowledge among Arab-Jewish society, in Israel.

“My Israeli Brother” (אחי ישראלי) is a project created by Hinam Center, aimed at getting participants to know others who are different in culture, traditions and even color. Such knowledge does not come about through superficial meetings, but through spending prolonged time together in each other’s environments. The project was broadcast last Wednesday (February 24th) at the Israeli Read More

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“I Was a Nazi, and Here’s Why”.

In recent years, many victims of violence have written memoirs in which they seek out and confront the perpetrators who harmed them. The opposite is rare. Few perpetrators seek out their victims, let alone write books about them. But fifty years ago this month, Melita Maschmann, a former Nazi, published just such a book. “Fazit,” Read More

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The peace camp continues to make its voice heard in Israel.

His voice resounds, singular and soft on the gazebo overlooking the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. Haim Yaron chose this peaceful place, far from cries of anger and calls for revenge, to hear another message. In his flesh bruised by violence that is raising up, he would have every reason to join in the cry Read More

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The remarkable speech of an Israeli diplomat

George Deek, Israel’s vice ambassador to Norway, giving a lecture in the House of Litterature in Oslo, during a MIFF event 27 September 2014. (click on the image, to watch the video).

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Pope Francis called for peace after terrorist attack in Jerusalem

At the conclusion of the general audience today, Pope Francis called for peace in Jerusalem after months of tensions between Israelis and Palestinians led to an attack at a synagogue. On Tuesday, two armed Palestinian men entered Har Nof Synagogue in West Jerusalem and opened fire, killing four rabbis and a policeman. The assailants were Read More

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