Hear about the school’s achievements and challenges in building bridges between Jews and Arabs in Israel.
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The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada.
Mahamad Marzouk Director of the Community Department. He hasbeen a social-political activist for 20 years, and is one of the founders of the Hand in Hand school, Bridge over the Wadi. Most of Mohamad’s work has focused on social change and the advancement of civil society in Arab communities in Israel as well as on peace education through Jewish-Arab dialogue.
Rebecca Bardach Director of Resouce Development and Strategy. Sheworked for almost two decades in migration, development and foreign aid before joining Hand in Hand. When she moved to Israel in 1998 she worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with asylum claimants and government policy makers on refugee issues, and then with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to establish its Center for International Migration and Integration.