Hadas Gottlieb, Principal EMIS

PEACE with Penny SEASON 3: Penny S. Tee Interviews Hadas Gottlieb, Principal at the Eastern Mediterranean International School in Israel July 26, 2022

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PEACE with Penny SEASON 3: REBROADCAST Penny S. Tee Interviews Hadas Gottlieb, Principal at the Eastern Mediterranean International School in Israel. July 26, 2022 11AM PACIFIC TIME

We decided to do this in two parts. In Part I on Tuesday’s episode, 7/26/2022 at 11AM Pacific Time, we will be speaking with Hadas Gottlieb, the Principal at the Eastern Mediterranean International School in Israel or EMIS. In Part II on August 2nd at 11AM Pacific Time, we will speak with the students. EMIS brings together Israeli Jews and Arabs, Palestinians and international high school students from across national and cultural divides for a life-changing educational experience. As adults looking at Middle East Peace negotiations, we know we already screwed it up and are leaving it, to the next generation hopefully, to finally fix.

At PEACE with Penny, we always find it inspirational when Peace organizations work with those who probably will be burdened to solve this dilemma. Aren’t you glad to know there is a high school in Israel, who is committed to helping prepare all sides for the difficult task by bringing them together as young people, introducing them to each other, and to the issues, to begin hashing out potential solutions?

A non-profit founded in 2014, EMIS is home to 190 students. 20% are Israeli Jews and Arab, 20% come from Arab and Muslim nations and 60% hail from 40 other countries around the world. Each brings their own identity and perspective and together they weave a colorful tapestry that welcomes difference while finding common ground. Students live and learn, together for two years in a vibrant community that celebrates pluralism, nurtures entrepreneurship and fosters outstanding academic skills. EMIS offers students several academic tracks to pave their way to the best of higher education. Their academic curriculum follows the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The social and educational EMIS experience teaches diversity, dialogue and the value of Peace. EMIS also teaches respect for the environment and promotes sustainability as a way of life.

We hope you can join us with Hadas Gottlieb, the Principal at the Eastern Mediterranean International School in Israel or EMIS on Tuesday, July 26th and the students of EMIS on the following week on August 2nd. Hearing how the younger generation approach one another, and the issues should be enlightening.

Our prayers continue to go out to the people of Ukraine. And as always, we conclude with a prayer, that Everyone will someday Live in Peace, שלום and سلام.

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