Building Heart: It Takes a Community.
IDI GTA and Heart to Heart hosted a guest speaker event on the relations of Jewish-Arab youth in Israel featuring Usnat Atamna from Givat Haviva Educational Institute. Usnat works as a group facilitator at Givat Haviva Institute where she creates opportunities for dialogue among Jewish and Palestinian Israeli youth. Last summer Usnat accompanied the Heart to Heart 2014 participants on their trip to Canada, and she now works with them to continue their group process back in Israel. She is Palestinian Arab with Israeli citizenship
and lives in the Palestinian Arab Israeli town of Bakka, located in the Shulash region.
Usnat spoke about her experiences working with Palestinian and Jewish Israeli youth, the current state
of relations among Israel’s diverse communities, and why she has chosen to pursue this work