Rutie Atsmon director of War Child’s partner organisation Windows


Rutie Atsmon, director of War Child’s partner organisation Windows in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian TerritoryRutie Atsmon is director of War Child’s partner organisation Windows in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. She coordinates the Windows Magazine that is a made by Jewish-Israeli, Arabic-Israeli and Palestinian teenagers together. “By working together on the magazine the teenagers get to know ‘the other’.

All their feelings of frustration, ideas about each other, (often prejudices) are written down in letters and sent to the other. That really clarifies things. Israeli youngsters really were astounded when they read about the situation their Palestinian peers had to grow up in. Before they had the idea that all Palestinians are violent. The other way around, Palestinians come into contact with ‘ordinary’ Israeli and not just militaries. Prejudice makes place for mutual understanding.”

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