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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.

" width=Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel has started a weekly "Language Day," held each Sunday evening and open to the public. A growing group of Jewish and Arab adults from the community are coming together to study Arabic, Hebrew and English. 

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. 

Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education joins peace advocates throughout Israel and the world in expressing deep sadness for the untimely death of Ahmed Hijazi and his son Adam, who were killed in a car accident while vacationing in Africa. Ahmed, who lived and worked in the Jewish-Arab village of Neve Shalom, was a true peacemaker. We will miss him greatly.

A group of 52 Arab and Jewish students ages of 9  to 14 years explored the techniques and history of socially conscious street art at a week-long workshop led by ARTS by the People teaching artists Brad "Bisco" Smith and Gu

With funding from a U.S. government grant, Hand in Hand has embarked on an ambitious program to create three new Jewish-Arab "shared communities" with integrated schools as their focus.

Project Harmony Israel, an integrated Arab-Jewish summer camp held in partnership with Hand in Hand on the Jerusalem campus, wraps up another successful program on July 26.

Hand in Hand organized an intensive two-day seminar for 101 of its teachers and staff in July. The program, created by Hand in Hand Director of Education Dr. Inas Deeb, included 17 workshops facilitated by the teachers from our three schools.

“Hand in Hand taught me about tolerance,” says Dana Boulos, graduating class of 2011. “It taught me how to listen and how to accept every person as an individual. I learned to ignore stereotypes and to judge others only after getting to know them.”

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