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Good Practices Series: Massa-Massar, the Journey

Programmes on interfaith learning are important in Israel because they fill a gap in the educational system. Published in part by Arigatou Foundation.

31 December 2011

The Massa-Massar programme, created by the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) in Israel, focuses on young Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens born in Israel in the hope that young people sharing the same land and citizenship can become bridges between Jews and Palestinians. Published in part by Arigatou Foundation.

The Massa-Massar programme is designed as a journey of discovery about oneself, about group identity, and about the other. Participants are in their last years of high school education, a key phase in their development as future young adults. After 12th grade, when they reach the age of 18, Jewish Israelis are called to serve in the army. Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel are not recruited. This in itself creates a big gap between them.

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