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BREAKING BARRIERS

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There is so much that separates them. History. Religion. Politics. Culture. Violence. But for almost three weeks, 39 teenagers are trying to become their own community, citizens in the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs International Teen Leadership Institute, known as JITLI (jit-lee) for short. Among them: 10 Israeli Jews from Sha’ar HaNegev, next to the border of Gaza; 10 Bedouin Muslims,…

A TEEN DREAM

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Abdallah Kullab’s papers declared he was entering Israel for “humanitarian” reasons. In late February it was the only way anyone could cross at the notorious Erez crossing on the northern border between Gaza and Israel. His papers said he would return to Gaza the same day. He passed the electric security fence. The picture on either side of the border…