To work toward mutual understanding amongst Israelis and Palestinians, based on a dual-narrative model in which people of each nationality are exposed to their opposing narrative
Eyal Naveh – President
The use of history in intercultural and international relations can either amplify and perpetuate the hostility between cultures and nations, or pave the way for reconciliation between them. In order to begin the reconciliation process between two nations, there must be mutual recognition. The prerequisite for such recognition is mutual acquaintance. This, precisely, is the goal of the dual-narrative approach.
Sefi Donner - Chairman
As an entrepreneur, I have employed Arab employees, sold products to Arab customers in Israel as well as in neighboring countries.
I was truly moved by these social encounters.
I began thinking that there is no way we cannot make peace with our neighbors, the Palestinians.
When I discovered the book "Side by Side", I was immediately convinced that I found the path to success!
I founded Sipur-Hikaya with the strong belief that “even if there is a small chance, it’s worth a try!”
Shai Meizleman - Board Member
50 years old.
Co-wrote The Green Book
I joined Sipur-Hikaya, driven by the belief that education based on dialogue, listening, and learning from the other side is one the most important tools in the long journey towards a peaceful future in the region we live in.
Naomi Vered – Auditor
"I joined the dual-narrative project because of interest, faith in the importance of the process and hope for its implementation, and I was privileged to teach in its' spirit."
I work as a history teacher in a high school in South Tel Aviv. I took part in the creation of The Green Book, and have been using it in my teaching. I have taught my students about the Palestinian historical narrative, and I believe that I have succeeded in granting them the ability to understand and accept it, as well as granting them life values. My goal, as part of Sipur-Hikaya, is to continue this educational work while reaching a broader audience.
I joined Sipur-Hikaya, because I feel that it provides a platform that allows me to bring forth my values and act on the moral conclusions that I have reached in the past years, as a Jewish Israeli who lives in this small region, which I love so much.
I believe that if we do not find a way to live peacefully with the Palestinian people (those who are Israeli citizens as well as those who are not), then the Zionist dream, which brought my family here from America and Poland, is in great danger.
Unfortunately, many Jewish Israelis think that it would display weakness or confusion, if they were to take some time to listen and try understanding how the conflict looks from a perspective that isn’t theirs. My position in Sipur-Hikaya gives me the opportunity to work towards co-existence amongst Jews and Palestinians, from the river to the sea, while really touching on the core of the conflict: the opposing historical narratives.
Noga Eini Elhadef
I am a psychologist, living in Zichron Ya’akov with my husband and two wonderful children.
Since 2005, I have been researching and encouraging dialogue between Jews and Arabs. In my M.A thesis, guided by Prof. Dan Bar-On (may he rest in peace), I researched the struggles that Jewish and Palestinian youth encounter when learning the Israeli and Palestinian narratives regarding the historical events of 1948. I have also worked as a sociologist in the Israeli air force. Today, I specialize in educational psychology.
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