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MEET alumni Zakaria Wari and Sadek Jabr.

Israel closes schooling gaps, US-style

A US system that is closing ethnically related social and economic gaps through schools at an unprecedented rate will soon be working its magic in Israel. Work hard. Be nice. Sounds like the advice your mother might give you when …

Everybody speaks football

Everybody speaks football

For two weeks a year, over 100 Israeli and Palestinian kids forget about their troubles and play ball. “Football is the most common language in the world,” says Ophir Zardok, Israeli co-founder of the Football Village of Hope. For the …

Feeling good and doing good on holiday

Israeli GoEco Tours blazes a trail in volunteer tourism for visitors to Israel and for Israelis who want to do good abroad. With GoEco Tours, an Israeli and world pioneer in the relatively new field of “volunteer tourism,” travel doesn’t …

A solar-powered COMET lights up Palestinian homes

A solar-powered COMET lights up Palestinian homes

As it succeeds in bringing electricity to off-grid Palestinian communities, the Israeli COMET project sends a clear message that Israeli-Palestinian cooperation can work. Palestinians in the south Mount Hebron region of the West Bank endure a complicated political situation and …

Drivers and doctors on the road to peace

A growing number of Palestinians are being personally chauffeured to life-saving medical appointments in Israel by volunteer Israeli drivers. It took more than half of her young life for doctors to diagnose two-year-old Aya Aiid Abo-Mois’s chronic kidney disease. Today, it’s …

Israeli and Palestinian kids make music together

Israeli and Palestinian kids make music together

For some Jewish and Arab children music is proving to be the path to peace, as they join forces to create a unique music video exploring the message of coexistence. Israeli and Palestinian children from the Windows of Peace program …

Put some peace in your tank

A joint Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian biofuel project will alleviate thousands of tons of organic waste and produce one million barrels of biofuel, powering peace in the Middle East. It’s the kind of project that should bring a smile to the face of …

Smoking the sewage pipe

The concept of achieving peace through pipes may have originated with Native Americans, but today, unbeknownst to most of us, Israelis and Gazans are seeking peace through sewage pipes. It was a wild idea back in 1997, and perhaps it …

Opening high tech doors for Israel’s Druse

A new scholarship program has been set up to help Israel’s deeply patriotic Druse community gain entrance to the nation’s lucrative high-tech sector. When Isaac “Yitz” Applbaum first visited a Druse cemetery in Israel about two years ago he was …