Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids

Sep 9, 2010

Back to school!

First grade class
First grade class

Last week, 210 Jewish and Palestinian children went back to school, from the Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam community and 30 communities around the village. This year, the teachers will implement the new curriculum developed in recent years, with greater focus on language education.

During the summer, the Primary School welcomed Jewish and Palestinian children from Israel, and 40 Palestinian children from refugee camps in the West Bank for summer camps. Daily activities were organized and children from the West Bank could swim in the sea for the first time. They also visited sites in the area such as Jaffa, and spent time with the Jewish and Palestinian children of the school who provided their first example of peaceful (and playful) coexistence between the two communities.

First day of school
First day of school
Swimming in the sea for the first time
Swimming in the sea for the first time



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Abir Elzowidi

Operation Manager
Sherman Oaks, CA United States

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