This will be one of many judo training sessions organized by the coach Trish Baron of the Bujinkan Judo Club, Israel where Arabs and Jews meet together on the tatami and discover a shared love of judo and mutual respect for each other.This coming summer we will be travelling to Hamburg, Germany where we will meet like-minded judo lovers at a Youth Exchange Judo Camp. We will stay at the houses of our hosts who will return to Israel and visit us for another international judo camp in October 2015. Our partners are the ETV Judo Center in Hamburg, Germany.During our visit in Germany we will all visit a church, a mosque and a synagogue where, hopefully, we will discover that we not only have mutual respect for each other as human beings but also shared traditions in each place of worship.It would be simplistic to say that inter-racial Judo meetings will bring about peace - would that this were possible. But the fact that these youngsters will be able to meet their counterparts face to face, build friendships and enjoy each others' company both on and off the mat will surely have repercussions later on in life.
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