Oasis of Peace

A focus on a school in Israel for Jewish and Palestinian pupils Reem Nashef is an Arab, Hezzi Schouster a Jew; they live in Israel and are co-teachers at a remarkable school. Its name is Neve Shalom in Hebrew, Wahat al-Salam in Arabic, Oasis of Peace in English. It’s the oldest of only four schools in the whole of the country where Jewish and Palestinian children are taught together in their own language.

The programme follows Reem and Hezzi and their grade 5 students through a busy week. During that week we see the two teachers working in two languages, translating each other for the children and hear from them about the joys and frustrations of working in the Oasis of Peace.

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