Givat Haviva

Givat Haviva is a peace educational institution that works to build co-operation and co-existence between Israel’s Jewish and Palestinian communities and between Israelis, Palestinians and people from Arab States, primarily Jordan. It runs the Jewish-Arab Centre for Peace that brings more than 15,000 students, teachers, community professionals and laypersons who are Jews, Palestinian citizens of Israel and members of other minority communities together for peace education work.

One of the many projects that brings together Israeli and Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza and Jordanian young people is Crossing Borders (www.crossingborder.org) run in conjunction with other regional NGOs. The young people meet, often in a third country, to write a magazine for distribution in schools.

Givat Haviva now runs a small group of mixed Jewish and Arab schools with its own co-existence focused curriculum. TUFI regularly takes delegations to Israel and Palestine to visit Givat Haviva and are working with the Friends of Givat Haviva UK (GivatHaviva@aol.com).

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