On 29th October, we began a new reconciliation programme for Israeli and Palestinian influencers. Twenty young leaders came together for the first in a series of online meetings focusing on dealing with the past, understanding the day-to-day lives and experiences of the conflict on the other side, and concrete steps we can take to promote reconciliation in our circles of influence.
The second meeting took place on 5th November, where the group heard from two expert speakers from our Dealing with the Past Team: Brig Gen. (Ret) Israela Oron and Saman Khoury. Both delved into the pillars of the model, the process of creating the paper, and the most difficult issues to address. This was followed by a participant-led discussion about obstacles to reconciliation in both societies.