The work that Elie is doing with the Peace Heroes curriculum is ground breaking. So is the work that Ali continues to do with the Roots project and his other projects. The intersection of these two projects creates amazing synergistic results. ... See MoreSee Less
Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects: We Need Your Support - Donating to SIPP helps us to target your resources to where it will have the best impact. We are a volunteer organization and have very little administrative overhead.https://mailchi.mp/fa78036c0ad6/sipp-ask ... See MoreSee Less
These pictures are from the first of our alumni's initiatives- an afterschool program for local 6-10 year old children- called, "Sprouting Roots." They do arts and crafts, learn a little Hebrew and Arabic and see that the houses they draw are pretty much like the houses that their neighbor draws 🙂 It may seem like a small step, but this project was initiated, designed and run by Israeli and Palestinian 17-20 year olds who were inspired in Roots Youth to take it forward. www.jewcer.org/project/rootsyouthalums/ These words were written by one of our alums: "Moving towards peace is not a movement to weaken identity- it's dependent upon strengthening identity. From the well known teaching, "That which is disliked by yourself, do not to your neighbor," I learned that in order to know what is prohibited for me to do to another, I must deeply understand what is disliked by myself. The tensions that arose in our meetings helped to open wounds that we didn't even always know existed, and from within the pain and angers that were created, we saw each other's pain in a new light." As the eighth candle dims, please help light the next lights against darkness. ... See MoreSee Less
“Again and again, I have seen my guests, like the guests on the tour in Gush Etzion, express great surprise to see the unexpected, when they dare to cross over the ‘dark mountains’ of the reality they imagined here, based on the narrow picture shown to them in the media.”
My friend David Ha'ivri, from the Shomron Regional Council, describes the tour we had in Hussan and the notions from it.
In order to clarify the big picture, it is important to uncover the various aspects in our complicated reality.