Hand In Hand

Israeli Jewish Brothers Jailed For Jewish-Muslim School Arson

Hand In Hand school was a symbol of coexistence in Jerusalem.

07/22/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem – An Israeli court jailed two brothers from a far-right Jewish group on Wednesday (July 22) for an arson attack on a Jerusalem school that had been a rare symbol of co-existence in the riven city.

A worker cleans up in a torched classroom in an Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem, in this November 30, 2014 file picture. RNS

Coexistence Bowed, But Not Broken, By War

Strain on dialogue groups in wake of Gaza conflict, but participants aren’t giving up.

08/18/2014 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Six times since the start of the Israel-Hamas war this summer, students, parents and teachers at the Hebrew-Arabic Hand in Hand School in Jerusalem marched together along southern Jerusalem’s walking and bike trail, which meanders through Jewish neighborhoods before reaching Beit Safafa, a scenic Arab neighborhood near Malka.

Some 10,000 Israelis attended a peace rally in Tel Aviv. Their signs read, “Where there is no peace, war comes.” Getty Images

We Are All The Other

02/25/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Last month, children were attacked while riding the public bus home from school in Jerusalem. They were 6th graders, students of the Max Ryne Hand in Hand bilingual school for Jewish and Arab students. Some of the bus riders were disturbed that these children were speaking Arabic among themselves.

Shuli Dichter
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