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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Diggers of the Gaza graveyard

We are used to thinking of Gaza as a war-torn stretch of ground. A place where life goes grimly on in the face of an intractable conflict. A graveyard not only for civilians caught in the crossfire, but…
By bringing together Arab political parties in the Joint List, Ayman Odeh has emerged as leader of the third-largest party in Israel. EPA/Atef Safadi

Arab parties emerge as electoral force in the Jewish state

The emergence of the Joint List as the third-largest party is evidence of both Israeli democracy and a growing awareness among the nation's Arab citizens of their power to influence its direction.
“We must have shared and equal life”, reads a sign at the Max Rayne school in Jerusalem, hit by an arson attack on November 29. US Embassy Tel Aviv

Lessons for Israel on how shared education can bridge divided communities

Israel is a deeply divided society, a fact reinforced by separate schools for Jews, Arabs and Christians. In 1984, the Hand-in-Hand movement began working to build peace via a network of integrated, bilingual…
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Jerusalem: where religion divides but lives are entwined

The latest violent episode between Palestinians and Israelis has prompted Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to assert that Israel is in the midst of a “battle for Jerusalem”. This is a city divided…

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