MasterChef A.C.T. for Peace: Co-existence on the set of Master Chef – Israel

Contrary to early expectations, the closest friendship among the competitors of this season’s Israel’s Master Chef was formed between Elinor Rahamim, a Jewish settler from Tekoah (Gush Etzion) – an Israeli settlement in the northern Judean hills in the West Bank and Salma Fayumi, a Muslim nurse from Kfar Qasm. This unique combination didn’t surprise […]

January 29, 2013
20130115-161437.jpg Egyptian Soldiers Send Flirtatious Messages to Female IDF Personnel

Although women are in the minority when it comes to Israeli combat soldiers, they make up 55% of field intelligence officers, a number of which are stationed along the border with Egypt. Israel’s female soldiers are permitted to keep their hair long, pulled back in pony tails, making their sex easily identifiable. For Team Mor, […]

January 15, 2013
Haifa Peace Encouraging coexistence through art in Haifa

A walking tour through Haifa’s Arab quarter is an impressive display of art and artistic interpretations of life in Israel. “She goes to his grave, holding their newborn child,” said Asaf Ron, executive director for Haifa’s Beit HaGeffen Arab Jewish Cultural Center. “She asks how their son should be raised. ‘If I raise him Arab, […]

December 22, 2012
IDF Not the typical IDF soldier’s mom

Muslim Arab mother whose son serves in IDF says PM’s decision not to invade Gaza was ‘brave and right.’ Adds: If I was living in Gaza, I would have no rights Anet Haskia is not the typical mom of a soldier serving in the Israel Defense Forces. A Muslim Arab, who grew up in a […]

November 27, 2012
“We plan to present a different facet, that of Muslims who want to live in peace with Jews and wish to advance that peace,” said Shaljoumi French Imams Visit Israel to Clear Image

A group of French Muslim imams arrived in Israel on Sunday, November 11, on a controversial visit to dispel the perceptions that Muslims are harboring hatred against Jews. “Unfortunately French Muslims are seen as being anti-Semitic,” Hassan Shaljoumi, who heads a mosque in the Paris suburb of Drancy, told Maariv daily. “While it is true […]

November 13, 2012
Rita CNN: Rita: An Israeli star singing Iranian songs (VIDEO)

One of Israel’s best-known singers, Rita Jahanforuz — known simply as Rita — performed during her country’s 50th anniversary celebrations and has met president Shimon Peres. Now she is bridging a vast cultural gap, evoking her own Iranian roots and singing in Farsi. Her latest album, “All My Joys,” a compilation of classic Persian ballads, […]

September 12, 2012