(Photo: Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

(Photo: Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

By Rebecca Stadlen Amir - June 13, 2018

Three pairs of Jewish Israelis and Muslim Arabs were awarded the 14th annual Institute of International Education (IIE) Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East in Jerusalem today (June 13), recognizing their work toward advancing peace and reducing tensions in the region.

“This award recognizes innovation, and rewards those who are courageous and committed enough to work together to overcome the religious, cultural, ethnic and political issues which divide the Middle East,” said former IBM executive Victor J. Goldberg, a longtime IIE trustee who created and endowed the prize in 2005.

The three winners include Mosaica Religious Peace Initiative, the PeacePlayers, Middle East Tamra/Naharia All-Star team, and Change Agents. The prize awards $30,000 split among the three pairs of individuals involved.

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