Seeing Eye to Eye


May 2022

1200 Jewish, Muslim and Christian students from 38 schools in Israel gathered at the Sabach el-Shir (Morning Song) Event, to celebrate 16 years of the “Dialogue and Identity” project and to sing “Seeing Eye to Eye” written in Hebrew and Arabic for the occasion.

About the Program:

The “Dialogue and Identity” program enables school students to deepen their acquaintance with their religious culture and tradition (Judaism, Christianity or Islam) and to expand their knowledge of the other’s religious culture and tradition. The program aims to promote understanding, respect and intercultural tolerance, and encourage the development of social and interpersonal skills in a multicultural society.

To combat prejudice and stereotypes towards the ‘other’ that are rooted in ignorance, ‘Dialogue and Identity’, in operation since 2006, is a Jewish-Arab school-twinning program that directly involves school principals, teachers and pupils, and benefits some 1200 Jewish, Christian and Muslim children every year.

Dialogue and Identity operates on the assumption that we live in a multi-faceted society and that we must recognize and appreciate this complexity. It is the complexity and the difference that enrich our lives in Israel; they invite opportunities for learning and encourage positive values such as democracy and pluralism.

The program works out of the belief that when we come to know others different from us, it is important to focus not only on what we have in common but also on learning about difference, recognizing and respecting it. We believe that prejudices, one-dimensional vision and stereotypes are products of ignorance, and that not only hatred and fear are created, but also disdain for other people and religions.

The program is co-directed by the Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue and Tali Foundation, and funded by the EU.

Rossing Center logo

Other news and updates

Rossing Center logo
  • All
  • Annual Reports
  • News and Updates
  • Public events
  • Webinars
The Increasing Hostility Towards Christians in the Holy Land: Voices from the Field
The Increasing Hostility Towards Christians in the Holy Land: Voices from the Field

The Increasing Hostility Towards Christians in the Holy Land: Voices from the Field – In light of the disturbing increase of attacks against Christians in Jerusalem and other areas of the Holy Land, we want to offer local and international audiences a nuanced analysis of what is happening in the field.

The Rossing Report 06/2023

Dear Friends, We write to you after months of turbulence, marked by unprecedented protests over the judicial reforms proposed by the most right-wing government in Israel’s …

צילום מסך 2023-04-30 120558
The 2022 annual report

2022 was an exciting year!
Click here to see what we’ve been up to over the past year.

Stories Beyond the Arches: Women’s Voices from Ramle

We are excited to invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Stories Beyond the Arches: Women’s Voices from Ramle”, which will be held on 15.3 at 18:00 in a mark of International Women’s Day which is celebrated a week before. The exhibition is the result of the work of the Open House volunteers, in collaboration with Keshet 360 Ramla Youth Center.

צילום מסך 2023-01-15 154735
The Christian Communities of Jerusalem – What Has Changed? 

Current Situation and Future Prospects | Annual Symposium in Memory of Daniel Rosing, Founding Director of The Rossig Center for Education and Dialogue

Fundraising campaign
Partnership is Power – Fundraising Campaign

Today there are many forces working to make the place where we live less democratic, less inclusive and accepting, who believe in a world based on hatred, separation and ethnic, national and religious discrimination.

We say no.

No to the prevailing cycle of hatred and fear, no to prejudice and discrimination.

Instead we say yes.

Yes to mutual respect and shared society. Yes to creating the desire and the capacity to live together. Yes to a future of equality and inclusion.

We need you because partnership is power!

Scroll to Top