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Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel will host a national conference for all of its shared Jewish-Arab communities on July 18, 2013.  Active and growing joint communities of Jewish and Arab adults have been organized in Jerusalem, Galilee, Wadi Ara, Haifa and Tel Aviv. Members of these communities, adults and children alike, are invited to the conference, which is intended to become an annual event. 

Dr. Inas Deeb, Hand in Hand's director of educational programs, has been awarded the newly created Matanel Prize for Education.

Hand in Hand Executive Director Shuli Dichter toured the United States and Canada this March, meeting with donors and representing Hand in Hand at several major conferences. His 2.5-week itinerary included Toronto; New York; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Chicago; and Los Angeles.

Spanish writer Antonio Munoz Molina, 2013 winner of the prestigious Jerusalem Prize for literature, has donated his $10,000 award to Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education.

As is widely known, Israel boasts a well-developed and competitive professional basketball league. Less known is the fact that non-professional leagues are also quite popular. A group of 15 men from Hand in Hand's Jerusalem community formed a team and began to play in a workplace league in October 2012.

On Jan. 21, sixth graders from Hand in Hand's Jerusalem school were verbally attacked, spit on and hit while riding a city bus. The attack was racist in nature.  Hand in Hand has been working with students, parents and the government to address the assault, writing letters to city officials and posting flyers. Incidents like this only increase Hand in Hand's commitment to coexistence and peaceful dialogue. 

In a Feb. 7, 2013, session of British Parliament focusing on the Middle East, several government leaders praised Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, holding it up as a model of progressive civil society. 

Shuli Dichter, executive director of Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, sent the following letter (translated from Hebrew) to the Hand in Hand community last week.  Dear students, parents and teachers at Hand in Hand: Again the cannons and missiles are thundering, and we are in a difficult time—when Jews on one side and Palestinians on the other are in a violent conflict in southern Israel and Gaza.

Two graduates of Hand in Hand's high school in Jerusalem are touring the Eastern and Southern United States Oct. 27 through Nov. 16.

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Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel celebrated the opening of a new school in September in the northern city of Haifa. Located in one of Israel's largest urban centers, the preschool becomes the fourth in Hand in Hand's network of bilingual, integrated schools. 

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