Encouraging coexistence through art in Haifa

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
Arab Jewish Coexistence Arab-Jewish musical promotes coexistence

Students from Haifa, Ein Mahal perform ‘Step By Step Sauwa Sauwa’ as part of Friends Forever Program. ‘If we can coexist on the same stage, we can coexist in the same country,’ one of them says Students from the pluralistic Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa and students from the Arab village of Ein Mahal […]

July 5, 2012
Screen Shot 2012-06-06 at 8.31.43 AM Iran and Israel Can Agree on This: Rita Jahanforuz Totally Rocks

Jewish Star Remakes Persian Oldies in Tel Aviv and Her Fans in Tehran Can’t Get Enough Music-loving Iranians craving nostalgic Persian songs of a bygone era, or the upbeat dance music that is banned in their Islamic state, have new darling: Rita, the Israeli singing sensation. Rita Jahanforuz, 50 years old, is Israel’s most famous […]

June 6, 2012