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GHIS students featured in recent article on identity in Israel

Read the article featuring two GHIS graduates on their attitudes towards their identity living in Israel…
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GHIS/Santa Barbara Partnership

Celebrating the partnership between Santa Barbara and GHIS communities…
GHIS Healing the World in artnership with Santa Barbara

Joint Jewish-Arab Education in Schools—a Must and Also a Right

The Calcalist is a serious Israeli Daily which is similar in style to The Economist. This article with…
GHIS Healing the World in artnership with Santa Barbara

Young Man Who Was Deported From Israel as a Child Dreams of Enlisting

Sudanese-born Deng Kio Meyar, who overcame many hurdles to be a GHIS student, has graduated and, against…
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American Teens Travel Israel with Local Jews and Arabs as Part of GHIS’s Inaugural Summer Camp Horizons

The school’s first summer program, Horizons, was featured in a segment on i24 News. Program director Rona…
GHIS Healing the World in artnership with Santa Barbara

Brave Friendship: Tohar and Mohammad Learn Coexistence

Students Tohar and Mohammed share their thoughts on how GHIS has taught them to listen and empathize with…
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GHIS Students Share How the School Has Broadened Their Horizons

The Jerusalem Post published an article that highlights the experiences of students at GHIS. Students of …
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GHIS is Profiled on National Israeli News – Channel 12

In its first year of operation, GHIS caught the eye of the main TV channel in Israel.  Their reporters sp…
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Israeli School Promotes Dialogue Among Students

GHIS is committed to co-existence programs and hosts both Palestinian and Israel students who learn about…

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Yaniv Sagee


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For more than seven decades, Givat Haviva has provided educational programs aimed at developing a just, equal, and inclusive society. In 2018, we created GHIS as an educational incubator to develop leaders for the future of our world, the Middle East, and Israel—to help move from competition and struggle between nations to a shared, egalitarian society that operates in peace.

GHIS students study the complexity of global conflicts, the differences, and the similarities between them. They learn that individual identity can exist while accepting the identity of the other, and that conflict can be transcended through greater mutual understanding.

Our school draws on the insights of the IB program and the experience of our students from around the world, and supplements it with conflict resolution knowledge accumulated over more than 70 years in Givat Haviva. With this formula a responsible cohort of young people is being created that will one day lead our shared society.

As CEO of Givat Haviva from 2012-2021, Yaniv was one of Israel’s primary leaders of shared society. In this role he created programs that promote these values and educate as many citizens as possible to the benefits of working together.

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David Zehavi

Hebrew Literature

David joined GHIS because he was looking for the right educational establishment to develop personally and professionally. As soon as he heard about GHIS, he realized that it suits his values.

“As someone who has always been committed to coexistence in Israel, I see GHIS as a great vehicle to bring young people together in an accepting and non-prejudicial way.”

As well as being a teacher, David is also trained in special needs education at all school levels.

David holds a joint Honors B.Ed.  in Special Education ages 6 to 21, and BA in Literature at Oranim College