For Israeli Arab, American Jewish teens, a rare chance for dialogue

teensBy darryl egnal,

Mai Azem, a 16-year-old Israeli Arab, had never met an American teenager. Until she joined the “Q School” in Tira, a predominantly Arab city in central Israel, she wouldn’t have been able to have a conversation with one, either.

But thanks to Q Schools, an after-school English language-enrichment program for Arab youths, and an interfaith evening arranged by the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) in May, she managed to converse with and get to know American Jewish students.

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