Ofek represented children in conflict areas and children who want to have a dialogue for peace.
Ofek Rafaeli, Israel
“We talk a lot about the conflict between Israel and Palestine at home and at school. In Haifa, where I live, Arabs and Jews live together.
I meet lots of Arab people at school and in my free time. I like spending time with all kinds of people, and I don’t see any differences. It doesn’t matter if you are Jewish or Muslim, Israeli or Palestinian.
For me, the rights of the child are about all children being free and having the same opportunities. Children have a right to protection and to live without the constant fear that they or someone in their family is going to be killed. At school, lots of people don’t care, but I believe the most important thing is that we act. We have to do something about it.”