Michal Eskenazi

Residence
Be'er Sheva
Place of birth
Karmiel
Year of Birth
1980
Profession
Student of Politics and Government
Organization
Young Israeli Forum for Cooperation
Identity
Jewish Israeli
Languages spoken
Hebrew, Spanish, English
Date of Interview
11/2005

Interviewer
Leora Gal

"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."

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.