Teaching ukulele music and relationship building, for six years, the husband-wife team of Paul Moore and Daphna Orion have awakened Palestinian and Jewish youth to harmony through shared music and living face-to-face.
The couple take youth and their families from "Conflict to co-existence: creating opportunities for Jewish and Arab children to meet and become involved with one another in their daily lives." In 2010, one recent success is with youth of the Democratic School in Hod-Hasharon ands El Jajach school in Tira who meet in both schools and homes. Growing closer together, they and their families now share picnics, green events like beach cleanups, and operas. Now the mothers meet in-depth once a month, alternating between Jewish and Arab homes. Organizer Daphna Orion says: "When I see them altogether, I feel that there is harmony there and they belong with one another...it brings tears to my eyes."
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