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Khuloud Khayyat Dajani
Ali Abu Shahla
The Next Generation
Young Palestinians and Israelis Look Towards the Future
Table of Contents
by Ziad AbuZayyad and by Hillel Schenker
The violation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories strikes at the very heart of Israeli democracy and is eroding the state from within.
by Meir Margalit
The future depends on the future young leaders of Palestine and Israel who have far more influence over their elders than the elders have over them.
by Yossi Sarid
The Simcha Bahiri Youth Essay Prize Contest ceremony brought together Israeli and Palestinian students to share their visions, while PIJ founding co-editor Victor Cygielman was remembered for his courage and dedication.
by Alessandra Da Pra
A youth-based Doubt Forum would increase the capacity to think in new directions and can change the political reality of the region.
by Maya Yechieli Wind
The healing process between Israelis and Palestinians will take time, but pre-existing youth peace groups can be prime movers towards full reconciliation.
by Khadrah Jean Jaser AbuZant
We should reject accepted truths and media bias; instead, we should engage in critical thinking and challenge dangerous social hegemony.
by Naomi Mark
A letter from a Palestinian youth to his Israeli counterpart evokes their shared humanity and dreams.
by Omar Nada
Learning Arabic language and history is vital for overcoming the fear of Arabs and bridging the distance between them and Israelis in the region.
by Neriyah Mark
Young people should actively seek knowledge and understanding of the other side and encourage others to do the same.
by Zain Masri
The greatest challenge for Middle East youth is the lack of faith in their ability to resolve the conlict; one solution is leadership development through voluntarism.
by Lipaz Ben-Yitzhak
Two friends grow, change and begin to appreciate one another in light of their respective experiences of the Gaza War.
by Rami Samandar
It is the small initiatives that can bring about historic transformations between Israelis and Palestinians.
by Merav Cohen
Gaza has had its share of suffering. Will it ever know peace?
by Jawidah Mansour
Israeli and Palestinian youth can challenge the status quo and build bridges by engaging in a variety of joint activities.
by Ofek Ravid
Common characteristics and aspirations unite youths on both sides of the conflict, which can encourage concerted efforts towards the achievement of peace.
by Mahmoud Jabari
In order to achieve peace, the youth must do away with old patterns of thought and effect a fundamental change in attitude.
by Reut Cohen
Palestinian and Israeli youth have a role to play in achieving reconciliation, but civil society and political and religious leaders must also assume their responsibilities.
by Jeries Bassir
Public opinion on both sides must change and Israelis and Palestinians must accept that there is no alternative to living together, side by side in peace.
by Karnit Malka
Restructuring the Israeli education system to promote understanding of Arabic culture will help disrupt preconceived notions and enhance the prospects for peace.
by Gal Amram
By supporting one another in taking a principled stand against injustice, young people can become a powerful force to end the occupation.
by Lotahn Raz
It is time to take action; change will happen through all of us holding hands and walking together to end the occupation.
by Dalia Labadi
By helping the olive harvest in a Palestinian village next to a settlement, a former soldier takes a stand against the occupying apparatus he was once part of.
by Lior Sheffer
The third intifada is a non-violent struggle for freedom and equality that undermines the “us vs. them” mentality and is embraced by all sides — the intifada that will succeed.
by Sahar Vardi
Remembering Dan Leon
Dan Leon was a heart-warming friend and “never less than a nice guy” who strove tirelessly for harmony and reconciliation with the Palestinians.
by Lynne Reid Banks
During his seven years with the Palestine-Israel Journal, Dan Leon never wavered in his belief in its work and used to appreciate coexistence on the individual level.
by Yosi Leon
by Dan Leon