The aim of the project is to promote critical thinking among high school students in Israel, by discussing social, cultural, and political issues of concern to the public today. The project is being conducted in conjunction with the Museum for Islamic Art, and within it high school students from around the country come to Jerusalem for a symposium. In the symposium they discuss topics related to relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel, democracy, culture, and society in the Middle East as well as other topics. The day begins with a tour of the museum, followed by a lecture by scholars from the Institute, and finally, an educational activity, facilitated jointly by the teams of the Institute and the museum.
Noga Fainguelernt The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute