(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
A group of Arab and Jewish children from East and West Jerusalem have been meeting every week to work together at Sataf, the popular nature and excursion center to the west of the capital. Together they have grown vegetables and spices in the Peace Garden, participated in a variety of activities, got in touch with nature and – most importantly – got to know one another.
“Children who were hostile to one another have become good neighbors who care for the environment together,” said Eyal Bloch, Director of the Peace Garden project that operates thanks to funds donated by Friends of KKL-JNF in Canada. “Even if we can’t solve all the problems, it’s important that we remember that we’ve got a lot of things in common. And the land, which is one of the main causes of the conflict between us, can actually help to bring the children together.”
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