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ERIC Number: ED453138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 13
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Culture of Peace: The Israeli Palestinian Case.
Iram, Yaacov
The United Nations has declared the year 2000 "The Year for the Culture of Peace." A "culture of peace" implies more than a passive and quiescent state due to an absence of war and violence. To attain a culture of peace, people must actively strive toward positive values which enable different cultures and nations to coexist harmoniously. These values are based on fostering knowledge between peoples, which leads to acceptance of pluralism based on understanding of both shared and unique aspects of different peoples and cultures. Within the Israeli context this entails striving toward fruitful coexistence between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians, as well as between people from different socioeconomic strata and political-ideological convictions. The aim of this paper is to present, analyze, and evaluate a unique program which aims at imparting the values of multiculturalism and peace, transcending religious and political boundaries, and bridging cultural, ethnic, and occasional differences. The program conducts workshops currently and curricular materials will be eventually introduced in the Israeli and Palestinian school systems. The qualitative assessment of the 12 groups of students that participated in the workshops during the last 2 years confirmed that it was a meaningful experience. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel