Israel suffers from one of the largest socio-economic gaps in the developed world. The ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has created a situation of mutual distrust, in which each side sees the other as different, hostile and untrustworthy. High levels of stress and trauma among the population are under-addressed factors in other cross-cultural initiatives.
Evidence of this is seen in the ever growing aggression and violence in every segment of Israeli society including schools, sports arenas, workplaces and homes. The need for effective tools to reduce stress and build connection is clear. CMBM is working with its Israeli Faculty to better cope with these pressures and foster their overall resilience.