Unsurprisingly, German - Israeli relations are multi-layered. Hanns Seidel Foundation believes in responsibility to ensure ongoing relations between future generations of Germans and Israelis while creating positive, shared topics with a common denominator and enabling to learn and benefit from each other.
The Arab Tourist Guide Union, partnering with HSS organized an educational tour to see the Palestinian national plant Iris Hynai (in Arabic- Sawsan Faqqu`a) in the village of Faqqu`a, and to view the environmental pioneer projects in the village of Ajja.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation in Jerusalem has been partnering for several years now with the Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education at the Israel Museum. The program “Bridging the Gap” is a wonderful opportunity for children from both East and West Jerusalem to get together, experience art, express themselves, and meet each other.
The EU and Israel share the same values of democracy, freedom, and the rule of law. Both have strengthened their political and economic cooperation under the EU-Israel Association Agreement and the European Neighborhood Policy. Yet, are these positive developments on the official level reflected in the peoples’ attitudes towards one another?
Teachers are the educational system engine; they play a crucial role in shaping the personality of their students, as they are the conduit to passing knowledge, skills, and experience. Their role is to build the future generation, those who will lead the development and prosperity of their communities, and address their social and economic challenges.