Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,
If you enjoy watching documentaries about the social and political situation in Palestine, this video might be of interest to you. I came across this documentary about Arab and Jewish children attending a bilingual school together somewhere in Palestine. Despite their intentions to integrate both Arabs and Jews, they are faced with obstacles in trying to establish the schools itself. Teachers find themselves trying to impose their values and beliefs upon the children and this in turn has caused an uproar amongst parents themselves.
Personally, I find the initiative to set up such a school is a platform to understanding one another better; A small step towards social cohesion between Arabs and Jews. But I don’t necessarily agree that they should celebrate each other religious festivities just to promote a mutual understanding between one another. Social cohesion is through accepting each other’s differences, not necessarily a need to participate in the festivities.
Think about this: How do you reconcile two different races that have histories stained with each other’s blood in a single environment? Do you reckon this will work?
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