Today, Nakba Day, marks 72 years since the 1948 war between the fledgling Jewish state and its Arab neighbors. But the most pressing issue for Palestinians today is not the existence of Israel. It is the absence of Palestinian leadership.
At Givat Haviva International School, local Jews and Arabs not only attend class together—they live together. The school’s goal is to build a community of world leaders, with a focus on conflict resolution.
To the New York Times, Silwan is just another Palestinian village that the Zionist Settler Colonial Enterprise is undermining, literally. But the village has Jewish origins, and archeological discoveries there are important to both Jews and Christians.