Israeli High School Peace-Making Experiment Givat Haviva

Israeli High School Peace-Making Experiment

“This is an amazing country, but there is a sense that things cannot be changed, that we will always be in conflict.”

Givat Haviva International School (GHIS) is a new Israeli high school with a vision to create a network of young leaders who will promote peace and a shared society in the Middle East. The 55 Palestinian and Israeli students live together on campus, where they are joined by international students in a two-year program that aims to teach them to resolve conflicts and build bridges between their cultures, languages and conflicting historical narratives. The school is based on the experience and knowledge accumulated by Givat Haviva, a peace-making community founded 70 years ago in affiliation with the Kibbutz Federation, which…