Friday, March 3, the first race in East Jerusalem took place. Israelis and Palestinians gathered on the track together, surpassing differences and conflicts.
They are young and old. Boys and girls. Men and women. Professional racers or just plain enthusiasts. But above all, Israelis and Palestinians.
The race, the first in East Jerusalem, was organized by ‘Runners Without Borders’, a NGO created in November 2014, with the aim of helping young women to develop self confidence and to unite diverse communities through sport. A female team was created first by the Israeli Jewish student Shoshana Ben-David. Later, a male team was formed, led by Israel Haas.