In pictures: Jewish-Arab Circus

October 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

In northern Israel, Arab and Jewish children are finding common ground in an unusual way - at the only youth circus of its kind in the country.

Based in the town of Carmiel, the Galilee Circus aims to bring the two communities together by teaching friendship and co-operation through the performing arts.

There are 50 Arab and Jewish performers, from mainly Jewish Carmiel and Israeli Arab villages, who meet for classes twice a week in a community centre gymnasium.