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Meet Inbal Halperin: “Diversity is an asset, not a liability.”

Meet Inbal Halperin: “Diversity is an asset, not a liability.”

Inbal Halperin, a Jewish participant in Shatil’s training program called Lowering the Walls: Leaders Combatting Racism in Jerusalem, remembers growing up in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and buying candy in nearby East Jerusalem in the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber. “They were our neighbors and we weren’t afraid of them,” recalls Inbal. “But returning from [&hellip

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Pluralism and Tolerance in the New Year

Pluralism and Tolerance in the New Year

September 14th, 2010 During the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, 100 Jews and Arabs gathered at the home of Shatil Be’er Sheva co-director, Yarona Ben Shalom for a festive iftar, the banquet marking the end of a day of fasting. The air was charged with excitement and new experiences as activists from the unrecognized villages [&hellip

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Improving Arab-Jewish Relations in the Galilee

Improving Arab-Jewish Relations in the Galilee

December 1st 2009 More than 150 Jewish and Arab activists, public officials and concerned citizens convened in the northern town of Sakhnin for an intense discussion on ways to alleviate rising tensions between the Jewish and Arab populations of the Galilee. The conference was the culmination of an extensive, first-of-its-kind SHATIL-led assessment of initiatives to [&hellip

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Arab and Jewish College Staff Dialogue on Issues of Concern

Arab and Jewish College Staff Dialogue on Issues of Concern

November 17th 2009 While the Arab-Israeli conflict plays itself out in headlines and international meetings, Israeli Jews and Arabs contend with their own tensions daily in thousands of mixed work places in Israel. In an effort to stimulate open communication and dialogue, SHATIL’s Workplace Dialogue project brings Jewish and Arab workers in various institutions together [&hellip

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