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Itamar from Yeshivat Ma'aleh Gilboa and Denny from the Salesian Pontifical Institute getting acquainted at Faith and Ecology. Photo by Jonathan Hefetz
Giving birth to peace

Giving birth to peace

A group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives are working together to ensure that pregnant mothers in Israel and the Palestinian territories have safe and natural births.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mDIxTpGSew The Midwives Coexistence Project is a group of Palestinian and Israeli midwives …

Israeli proposes to shrink Samoan waistlines

An Israeli diplomat in Samoa is bringing Israeli experts to curb increasing obesity and diabetes in the South Pacific islands.   Orly Tamir (far right) heads to Samoa on behalf of the Israeli government to help local people deal with …

The sacred Jerusalem in us all

Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars come together in a book about the Temple Mount’s significance to the three monotheistic faiths.   The new book, Where Heaven and Earth Meet, collects opinions about the history and meaning of the Temple Mount …

Jews and Arabs on an intercultural journey

Jews and Arabs on an intercultural journey

Having performed Jewish and Arab music across the US, encouraging the two opposing groups to open up to each other, two Israeli-born musicians bring their show back home.   Cellist Udi Bar-David hopes to promote cross-cultural understanding between Jews and …

Doing a hard job together

Clearing up in the wake of a tragedy is not easy but in southern Israel it has led to cooperation and coexistence between two unlikely populations – the Bedouin and ultra-orthodox Jews.   Photo courtesy of Diego Mittelberg For the …

Guide dogs that speak Hebrew [Video]

Guide dogs that speak Hebrew [Video]

There is only one place in the country where Israel’s visually impaired can be matched up with guide dogs that respond to Hebrew commands.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yggqHRcbeN4 Director Noach Braun says that 18 years ago he realized his dream that a …