The one-year Unity Program brins together U.S. Muslim and Jewish high school students to understand
one another, their faiths, and the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. Their Unity Program travels with U.S.
Jewish and Palestinian university students to global areas of conflict to better comprehend and
transcend their own differences. (Mosque Dialogue training) (2009 Unity Program graduation - PHOTOS)
(2010 Unity Program graduation - VIDEO)
Ada Aharoni's Home Page
Dedicated to Jews and Arabs who "pave peace" with shared poetry, literature, and culture through
IFLAC: TheInternational Forum for the Culture of Peace.
All for Peace radio
This grassroots Israeli-Palestinian radio station broadcasts in Arabic, Hebrew and English on 107.2 FM and
on the Internet 24 hours a day.
All Nations Cafe
Beginning 2003 in the Jerusalem area, Palestinians and Jews continue meeting face to face "open their hearts
to each other, and allow for small miracles to happen." Their perpetual gatherings include adults as well as youth
in camp-like atmospheres.
Arab-Jewish Dialogue Group of Silicon Valley (Calif.)
After a year and a half of Dialogue and discovering the others' humanity, in early 2003 they labored side-by-side
to create their idea of a viable written agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. They also created a Web site to
communicate their ideas.
Arab and Jewish students, early childhood educators, community leaders and parents are trained and empowered
to become advocates and leaders for Coexistence and Peace in the Middle East.
Camps that support the Middle East public peace process
There are now over a dozen North American summer camp programs that bring Palestinian and Israeli youth, and
others, together in a safe place to discover one another and hope to communicate and cooperate in new ways.
Chefs for Peace
This group of 25 very special people are professional chefs of the highest caliber. Their personal lives testify to their
commitment to co-existence and caring for their brothers and sisters, whether Arabs or Jews, Christians or Muslims.
Compassionate Listening Project
As the focal activity of MidEast Citizen Diplomacy, this U.S. based initiative has led citizen delegations to Israel,
the West Bank, and Gaza since 1990, learning through first-hand experience, and demonstrating the power of
Compassionate Listening to transform conflicts. They have built respectful and trusting relationships at every level
of Israeli and Palestinian society. Upon returning home, many participants initiate Palestinian-Jewish face-to-face
dialogue in their own communities.
Jewish, Palestinian, and Jordanian high school and university students determine content and editorial policy for this joint
Hebrew-Arabic, color publication. Subject matter crosses and challenges ideological and political boundaries. There are
30,000 copies of each issue. The editorial peer meetings themselves are the essence of the project.
Contact the Jewish-Arab Center for Peace (email@example.com) at Givat Haviva Institute.
Encounter - Musadafa - Encuentro - Mifgash (EMEM)
This exceptionally useful Internet meeting place allows Palestinian and Jewish peace activists of good will to
share information and coordinate events. Their goal is to build a new Palestinian-Israeli community dedicated to
expanding communication between their two peoples and to creating joint projects dedicated to fostering trust and
improving living conditions. They communicate on the EMEM forum and at periodic face-to-face meetings.
Tamar Yaron (TIYaron@hazorea.org.il ) is a moderator.
One of the oldest and largest institutions in Israel to advance Jewish-Arab rapprochement, cultural and
religious pluralism, democratic values, and peace in the Middle East.
Hagar School in Be'er-Sheva, Israel, from 2007, has 49 Arab and Jewish students, equally, in pre-school and kindergarten,
co-taught by Jewish and Arab teachers side-by-side in Hebrew and Arabic concurrently and equally. Everyone's holidays
are celebrated and explained. (2008 year-end update) (March 2008 update)
Hand in Hand: The Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel
Hand in Hand is bringing a revolutonary vision to Israeli education: integrated, bilingual schools where Jewish and
Arab children learn together, helping their families and communities live together.
HeartBeat Jerusalem began in 2007 to utilize the power of music to build understanding and trust between Israeli and Palestinian
youth and amplify their voices to build trust and create change in the wider community. Original funding was from a U.S. State
Department's Fulbright Award and from MTVu.
Hope Flowers School
In Bethlehem, an indepedent K-12 school for Muslim and Christian girls and boys. They initiate Israeli-Palestinian
student and staff exchanges across the border. (Also see an excellent second Web site.)
The Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information, dedicated to creative solutions for all.
Interfaith Encounter Association
The Interfaith Encounter Association creates peace in the Middle East through interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural study.
Religion, rather than being a cause of the problem, becomes a source of the solution for conflicts in the region and beyond.
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Transformation network -- IPCTnet
Palestinian Noah Salameh and Israeli Edy Kaufman maximize the resources of The Center for Conflict Resolution &
Reconciliation (CCRR) Bethlehem, and The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace,
Jerusalem, to gather a growing community of individuals and non-governmental organizations to exchange creative ideas
and learning experiences to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflicts without violence.
Just Vision brings you on the Web the finest single source of stories about Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers.
Since 2007, this Web platform has helped Middle East peacemakers converge to meet new people, share photos and creative
ideas, join or start groups, display videos, and begin blogs without waiting for governments to change.
MidEast Web for Coexistence is a non-profit Internet site founded by Israelis and Palestinians to promote
dialogue and peace education. There is a reference list of dialogue groups and other relationship-building initiatives.
This place of meeting, dialogue and cooperation between Jews and Arabs in the Ramle-Lod area of Israel also provides
needed educational and social opportunities to Arab children and their families. This exemplary model of coexistence
is housed in a residence prevously occupied by an Arab, then a Jewish, family -- before, then after, 1948 -- then given
by the owner to serve both peoples. There are also supporters, Friends Of Open House.
The Palestine Center for Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation
Noah Salameh, Director of CCCR in Bethlehem, has partnered with Israeli Edy Kaufman to co-create the emerging Israeli
Palestinian Conflict Transformation Network (IPCTNet). The network welcomes Palestinian and Israeli individuals and
NGOs -- including other supporters -- dedicated to practices of conflict transformation and resoluton based on principles
of non-violence, symmetry and equality, and trust-building between diverse groups within each society or between the
two peoples. Since April, 1988, citizens from the occupied West Bank town of Beit Sahour have hosted Palestinians and
Israelis for grassroots dialogue. The idea is not to convince each other of one's point of view, but to get to learn more about
the other person and side, and to discuss and overcome stereotypes, prejudice, and fears. They help change relationships,
thus preparing the region for peaceful solutions and cooperation.
The Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People - Beit Sahour
Since April, 1988, citizens from the occupied West Bank town of Beit Sahour have hosted Palestinians and Israelis
for grassroots dialogue. The idea is not to convince each other of one's point of view, but to get to learn more about
the other person and side, and to discuss and overcome stereotypes, prejudice, and fears. They help change
relationships, thus preparing the region for peaceful solutions and cooperation.
The Palestinian-Israeli Environmental Secretariat
People-to-people activities, based on a commitment to environmental protection and to joint activism that brings together
different sectors of the civil societies, especially youth, teachers, journalists and adults. Environmental education and
activities are used as a means to develop shared discourse, reorientate attitudes, and teach acceptance of the "other."
Peace Child Israel
Jewish and Palestinian-Arab high school students in Israel promote coexistence and dialogue between Arab and Jewish
youth and their parents through school drama presentations. The exuberant zest of these young people for peace is
documented in photos, letters and song. They are distinctive in that these youth and parents never leave each other in
times of crisis. ; See an excellent descriptive stream video.
PeaceNow in Israel
Israeli youth and adults cooperating to break the endless cycle of violence and create a real peace of
dialogue, coexistence and democracy. Founded in '78 by 348 reserve officers of the Israel Defense
Forces, PeaceNow is Israel's largest grassroots movement in history.
Potlucks For Peace
Women and men, Jews and Arabs, living in Ottawa , Canada , come together on a monthly basis to share food, engage in
dialogue and develop initiatives that, they hope, will contribute to the possibility of peace in the Middle East .
San Diego (Calif.) Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue
Some participants of San Diego's eight thriving Dialogues offer an online audio and visual documentary of their process,
and other useful resources.
Seeds of Peace
For 12 years teens from the Middle East have been brought to a summer camp in Maine to turn hate and distrust
into communication, understanding, empathy, cooperation, and hope. There are over 2,000 Seeds of Peace graduates.
Former Secretary of State Christopher said of them, "By developing new friendships, they are demolishing old
prejudices." And they are doing what no governments can, "sowing the seeds of peace among the next generation
of leaders." (view trailer of film, SEEDS) (information about 12 other camps)
WINDOWS: Channels for Communication
Opening windows into the minds of young readers and correspondents, a Junior Editorial Board of 50 youth,
Palestinian and Israeli, equally, collaborate across borders to create WINDOWS: Magazine for All Children, a
beautiful bi-monthly publication, in Hebrew and Arabic together. It reaches thousands of children to help dispell
misinformation, stereotypes, and prejudices. Based in Tel Aviv, they arrange summer junior correspondents'
workshops and sponsor "My Habitat," a touring exhibitiion by Israeli and Palestinian children. Sponsors Ms.
Rutie Atsmon and Mr. Salman Natur can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
ZEITOUNA Arab-Jewish Women's Dialogue
Since 1992 six Arab women and six Jewish women in Ann Arbor, Michigan, continue to discover their shared humanity.
They chose the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as their focus and the dialogue process as a means of personal transformation
leading to socio-political transformation, as they bridge the gulf between their two communities with increasing
effectiveness, including with their new film - REFUSING TO BE ENEMIES..