In late May, we organized a tour and a two-day enrichment seminar for local leadership from municipalities across Israel. Deputy mayors and local council members heard from Israeli security experts, Palestinian peace activists and more on topics that spanned from borders to reconciliation. The tour offered a deep dive into on-the-ground issues shaping strategic and narrative considerations of both Israelis and Palestinians with regard to Jerusalem.
In Israel, municipal leadership often deals directly with issues related to the conflict, and often go on to positions in the national political scene. Our seminars aim to offer these rising leaders the tools and understanding to become informed, active advocates for a negotiated agreement.