Is peace possible? Our two-day enrichment seminar for 28 Russian-speaking Israeli influencers tackled the most important issues in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the two-state solution, preparing our participants to bring answers and hope back to their own networks. These young leaders, each of whom has an active media following within the Russian-speaking community, heard from Dr. Ziad Darwish about Palestinian positions on different issues and readiness for peace, as well as from a host of Israeli experts about security, narratives, the consequences of annexation, and more.
This seminar is part of a larger GI project targeting Russian-speaking influencers in Israel, with the goal of strengthening voices for peace and a two-state solution from within the community. Our strategy: leave the echo chamber behind and broaden the peace camp to include powerful new leaders from traditional “veto” populations.