Ihab balha

Ihab is the manager of the “The Orchard of Abraham’s children” Foundation, a peace activist and an educator, with experience in the area of Coexistence and bridging gaps between people. For more the 18 years, he has been an Islamic Cleric and a researcher of the Sufi Movement - the mythical Islamic movement.

Ihab is sanctifying values of Islam for Peace and Love which constitute powerful tools to bridge and join hearts between people.

Ihab is a family man and the father of Noor, Anis and Habib.

Ora Balha

Ora is the manager of the foundation alongside Ihab. She is a young mother of three sons. Ora has been the director of the association since its inception. Ora is the key contact in Israel and around the world. She is a mediator between people from different cultures, and has a belief that each person is a messenger of peace and love.

Ora is a qualified dance teacher and Feldenkrais method instructor. She is also an experienced Sufi whirling teacher and has considerable knowledge of the Sufi Mevlavi order.


Ihab and Ora are leading an inspirational life of reconciliation, coexistence, and instilling a culture of peace.

Irit Tzoref
The foundation board members:

Hayat Abu Shamis: The chairperson of the association and the principal of “AHVA” primary school in Jaffa.  

Elishevah Kornstain: Graduated with a Masters Degree in Literature and Arabic language. Member of the foundation committee. 

Moneer Urial Shoat: The foundation tax advisor and treasurer

Assaf Shaish: Member of the Audit Committee

Elishevah Gostphson: architect, member of the committee, lives in Jaffa. 

Samah Shakir: Member of the committee and a kindergarten teacher.

Mahmud Sabag: Graduate with BA in Sociology, member of the committee.

Sa’aba Salim: Member of the foundation Audit committee



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