29 episodes

The Branch offers a glimpse into the everyday lives of Jews and Arabs in Israel forging meaningful relationships. Presented by Hadassah and hosted by Dina Kraft, The Branch shines a light on the stories of people living the example of a shared society. Together. Even though it’s complicated.

Hadassah believes in the power of women for Israel, and that positive stories from Israel can make a powerful impact. Today the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) serves 1 million patients a year, regardless of race, religion, or nationality, HMO doctors, nurses and staff work together, Arab and Jewish, building bridges to peace through medicine. HMO is the only medical organization to have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

The Branch Hadassah

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 164 Ratings

The Branch offers a glimpse into the everyday lives of Jews and Arabs in Israel forging meaningful relationships. Presented by Hadassah and hosted by Dina Kraft, The Branch shines a light on the stories of people living the example of a shared society. Together. Even though it’s complicated.

Hadassah believes in the power of women for Israel, and that positive stories from Israel can make a powerful impact. Today the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) serves 1 million patients a year, regardless of race, religion, or nationality, HMO doctors, nurses and staff work together, Arab and Jewish, building bridges to peace through medicine. HMO is the only medical organization to have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

    S2E#12: Jerusalem Nights

    S2E#12: Jerusalem Nights

    Can the arts help heal Jerusalem? Two of the women behind Mekudeshet think so. Through concerts and performing arts events, they're creating spaces where Jews and Palestinians can feel at home, finding culture and new connections.

    • 24 min
    S2E#11: Singing in One Voice

    S2E#11: Singing in One Voice

    Singers in the Rana Choir of Jaffa are Jewish, Christian and Muslim, from different educational and socioeconomic backgrounds and different political outlooks. Note by note and song by song, the choir proves that different voices and views can still join together in harmony.

    • 22 min
    Moving Forward

    Moving Forward

    Palestinian physiotherapist Rasha Ghaith has a seemingly bottomless bag of tricks. Blending Arabic and Hebrew, knowledge and warmth, she helps her Jewish and Arab patients at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus move forward -- one step at a time.

    • 19 min
    The Israelis

    The Israelis

    Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe, a founder of the Arab Israeli Ma'an party, are longtime friends. As intellectuals, they've both been shaped by their many conversations -- and occasional disagreements -- about the country they both call home.

    • 31 min
    The Crime Busters

    The Crime Busters

    Through cross-cultural dialogue and a personal friendship, powerhouse duo Ola Najmi-Yousef and Ruth Lewin-Chen are empowering local Arab leaders, working with officials, and building trust to make Arab neighborhoods safer. "If we fight together, we can succeed."

    • 22 min
    Zooming in for Dialogue

    Zooming in for Dialogue

    As part of their peace-building work, two facilitators are bringing Arab and Jewish teens together to find common ground. And now, they're doing it online.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

CJ Alicandro ,

What’s needed in the world

Dina and crew have put together a podcast full of real hope for a shared future in the holy land. They couldn’t have predicted (ok maybe they could have) how intensely things would escalate in 2020/2021. This show is just what we need to provide examples of people having difficult discussions and building relationships across difference. Even if you aren’t well versed in the situation in Israel/Palestine, there’s still plenty of basic human stories to enjoy.

photogal58 ,

The Title

What a great podcast…Very interesting and eye opening

it's nashville y'all ,

Inspiring

Absolutely inspiring and the message is timely and beautiful ..there is hope to be found. Excellent podcast

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