Encounters between Arab and Jewish youth are often marked by heated ideological debate on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and possible solutions. And yet – when witnessing a direct meeting between Jewish and Arab (Christian and Muslim) ten-eleven year olds, pupils from the Alona School on Moshav Amikam and from the Greek Catholic School of Nazareth – Al Asfiya, one senses that something very different is going on. The children are excited to greet one another, are sometimes nervous but happy to meet; they strike up friendships quickly and ask their teachers to schedule additional meetings. This may not be surprising if the kids were getting together to dance or play ball. After all, we assume that kids everywhere can find a common language, the language of childhood.