Michal Eskenazi
Student of Politics and Government
"We were raised on this conflict and its myths; we were told what is true and what isn't, who is right and who isn't. This goes for both sides, and now it's difficult to repair things. We were raised on history as it is in the eyes of our teachers and it takes time to begin to think in a different way-- maybe it doesn't necessarily have to be this way, maybe things can be fixed."


Lives in: Be'er Sheva Was born in: Karmiel Year of birth: 1980 Identity: Israeli, Jewish Type of work: Coexistence/Dialogue/Reconciliation Education Website: Young Israeli Forum for Cooperation Works at Young Israeli Forum for Cooperation Interviewer Leora Gal Date of Interview 2005

Michal Eskenazi is a coordinator at the Young Israeli Forum for Cooperation. YIFC promotes dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, and encourages young leaders and professionals in Israel to participate in conflict resolution and policymaking. Originally from Karmiel, Michal has volunteered in various organizations in the past, and is currently a student of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University in Be'er Sheva.