The Branch: Real stories about building connections between Jews and Arabs

The Branch Podcast: Real stories about building connections between Jews and Arabs.

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About The Branch

This podcast offers a glimpse into the everyday lives of Jews and Arabs in Israel forging meaningful relationships. Presented by Hadassah and hosted by Dina Kraft, The Branch shines a light on the stories of people living the example of a shared society. Together. Even though it’s complicated.

Hadassah believes in the power of women for Israel, and that positive stories from Israel can make a powerful impact. Today the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) serves 1 million patients a year, regardless of race, religion, or nationality, HMO doctors, nurses and staff work together, Arab and Jewish, building bridges to peace through medicine. HMO is the only medical organization to have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Podcast Episodes

Episode 2: School Days

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Where Jewish and Arab children are classmates - and friends.A look inside life at the only school in Jerusalem where Jewish and Arab students learn together, and about each other, in Hebrew and Arabic. Here, they aren’t just classmates – they’re friends.

Episode 1: Harmony Onstage and Off

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We begin our journey in the Jaffa Theatre, meeting actors and musicians from different backgrounds, brought together by the music of famed musician Farid Al-Atrash.

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More emisodes coming soon.

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