Exposing the occupation is essential for peace building

Since the Oslo peace accords were signed almost 20 years ago, peace-building organizations have been bringing together Palestinians and Israelis for dialogue. A decade later, as these dialogue programs were burgeoning in the region and around the world, the construction of the separation barrier began. It continues to this day. The wall encroaches on Palestinian property and has resulted in the loss of resources and livelihood for many Palestinian families. In this post we explore how talking about the wall and other realities of the occupation, is an uncomfortable but necessary part of people-to-people programs.

2013-05-02
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Towards critical peace building in Israel and Palestine

"One thing is clear: we need to be critical and we need to be conscious.” Such was the conclusion one night in February when a group of Palestinian and Israeli peace builders gathered in Vancouver to discuss their unique paths and approaches to peace building, and their perspectives on joint peace programs.

2013-04-12
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Struggling with Peace Speaker Spotlight: Mahmoud Jabari

In the lead up to our two-day symposium, Struggling with Peace: Grounding peace work in action and change in Israel and Palestine, we will be introducing you to our esteemed guests, prominent peace builders from Palestine and Israel. It is our pleasure to introduce to you, Mahmoud Jabari.

2013-02-26
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Struggling with Peace Speaker Spotlight: Yael Tsabari

In the lead up to our two-day symposium, Struggling with Peace: Grounding peace work in action and change in Israel and Palestine, we will be introducing you to our esteemed guests, prominent peace builders from Palestine and Israel. It is our pleasure to introduce to you, Yael Tsabari.

2013-02-25
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Struggling with Peace Speaker Spotlight: Sulaiman Khatib

In the lead up to our two-day symposium, Struggling with Peace: Grounding peace work in action and change in Israel and Palestine, we will be introducing you to our esteemed guests, prominent peace builders from Palestine and Israel. It is our pleasure to introduce to you, Sulaiman Khatib.

2013-02-22
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