By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
Kids at Israel’s Hagar and Hand in Hand schools are taught to respect each other’s traditions and viewpoints without an ‘us against them’ attitude.
Afnan Abu Taha doesn’t want her two daughters feeling alienated from their Jewish peers as she did when growing up in an Arab village. She doesn’t want them to struggle with Hebrew as she did in college. Neither does she want them to lose their own identity, language, heritage and culture.