US Embassy Public Diplomacy Collaborative Mural at Beit Sefer Hagar, Joint Arab- Jewish Elementary School, Be’er Sheva

This mural was painted by Arab and Jewish Youth, at one of only 4 bi-cultural elementary school that exist in the whole country. The group was very divided, and interaction was extremely minimal. As the finished piece began to come together, the result was that all the youth, of both sides came together to fervently finish the piece in a single day. By the end, they were helping one another with ladders, paint, conversation and even how to get to the top of the building for the final photo at the ending of the project. The final message illustrated is 2 faces looking at each other in conversation with a dense crowd of people inside, being lifted up by balloons flying into the future.