Givat Haviva Wins UNESCO Peace Prize

By Ori Nir

Haaretz
Haaretz

By Ori Nir

Givat Haviva's Jewish Arab Center for Peace has won UNESCO's Peace Prize for 2001.

Established in 1963, the Jewish-Arab Center for Peace is one of the oldest and most prominent institutions in its field. It employs 20 people, half Arab and half Jewish, who work in research, teaching, dialogue meetings, arts and community work. Thousands of children and adults take part in its activities throughout the year.

The $50,000 prize will be granted in December to the center's two leaders, Sarah Osatzky-Lazar and Riad Kabha, at a ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. They will be sharing it with a Ugandan bishop.

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