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

The Branch Podcast: Real stories about building connections between Jews and Arabs. This podcast is about shared society—stories of Jews and Arabs in Israel connecting and working together, even though it’s complicated.

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About The Branch

The Branch offers a glimpse into the daily lives of Jews and Arabs in Israel who are forging meaningful relationships despite divisive circumstances. Presented by Hadassah and hosted by Dina Kraft, The Branch provides inspiration by lifting up the stories of people offering branches of peace, creating a future of shared society. Together.

Hadassah believes in the power of women for Israel. Together, we can make a powerful impact by sharing positive stories about people coming together in Israel. Hadassah has been advancing the shared society concept since its creation in 1912. Today the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) serves 1 million patients a year, regardless of race, religion, or nationality, and HMO doctors, nurses and staff work together, Arab and Jewish, as one, 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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