WHY WE HEART TO HEART
Help us raise $15,000 by june 21st!
Building a better world by bringing together young Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel for the experience of a lifetime.
Heart to Heart 2018 at their first group meeting!
What we need & what you Get
SO HERE IS WHAT WE NEED:
"I learned not to be afraid to share my points of view and that it's okay to have different points of view." ~ Sana, 2014
"I wanted to actually meet the other side. You always see them on TV as dangerous and bad people who are always mad at us and I wanted to meet them in reality to know the truth and check it for myself...I came to understand what is not right and to try to fix it. I discovered that it's okay to argue. Before I thought that it's not okay to argue and everyone has to agree. I was afraid of disagreement but now I found out that it helps us to move forward, to understand and talk about things so we can improve them." ~ Sivan, 2014
"I learned that facts are not facts in history. I learned that I have things that I think and that I think are true, but there is always another side." ~ Nir, 2014
"I had some nice talks with the Arab girls about the Quran and their religion, and through those talks I feel like I understand them much better." ~ Shira, 2014
"I learned new things, like that it's not just me and Arabs that have had bad times, but all the Jewish people and everyone in Israel. Everyone has a different story, but they are all in the shape (of displacement and homeland). I've learned that we are all equal, no matter if you are Arab or Jewish, boy or girl, we are all the same people." - Abdallah, 2015
"I've learned that I actually can say exactly what I have on my mind. I can talk about my thoughts and feelings without being judged. I've also learned that I can make new friends, without anyone's help. I'm not afraid to speak in public anymore, which is something I used to be insecure about." ~ Aseel, 2015
"It's our responsibility to educate ourselves and know everything about each other's histories, which is what we are doing here. I feel more responsible for educating myself and others since being here. My skills working in a team have also gotten a lot stronger since being here." ~ Fehmi, 2015
"I've learned that every boy and girl in Israel, no matter if they are Arab or Jewish, needs to be part of a project like this." ~ Gali, 2015
"Learning history from each other's points of views made us respect each other." ~ Laila, 2015
"I feel like hearing each other's stories brought us together. Everyone was really open about their family and felt as if they could share anything without judgement." ~ Omer, 2015
"I want to tell other kids my age in Israel not to be scared to make connections with other people you don't know and who are different from you." ~ Yonatan, 2015
"I was honoured to meet people that live with me in the same country but who I didn’t think I would have the chance to talk with. I think that not everyone gets the chance to know people who are close but [feel] far." ~ Maya 2016
"I learned that we shouldn’t be judging other people from afar and that we should talk to them and know what they’re up to and not judge based on prior thoughts." ~ Khalil 2016
"When I go home I want to stay connected with the people here. I want to continue to talk about the solutions to these problems. We need to work together to figure out the reasons behind the problems we have so we can find the solutions." ~ Bashar, 2017
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Day 1 - Introduction!
Day 3 - Fatima
Day 5 - Aaron
Day 7 - Savyon
Day 9 - Zena
Day 11 - Abdallah
Day 14 - Noam
Day 16 - Samira
Day 18 - Samer
Day 20 - Thank you!
Day 22 - Ashkar
Day 2 - Ward
Day 4 - Gili
Day 6 - Remonda
Day 8 - Maurice
Day 10 - Maya
Day 12 - Gali
Day 15 - Noura
Day 17 - Aliza
Day 19 - Badie
Day 21 - Tamar