On the Path To Peace
The Arava Institute
At the Arava Institute, the idea that nature knows no political borders is more than a belief — it is a way of life. As the premier environmental teaching and research program in the Middle East, Arava plays a significant role in preparing future Israeli and Palestinian leaders to cooperatively solve the region’s environmental challenges.
Ultimate Peace gives Israeli Arab, Israeli Jewish and Palestinian youth a chance to build friendships, trust, and leadership skills by playing Ultimate Frisbee. With year-round programs in the West Bank and Israel, Ultimate Peace engages 500 youth from 20 communities. Players learn conflict resolution by self-officiating their games and form deep cross-cultural bonds with other players.
EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists with the primary objective to promote cooperative efforts to protect the shared environmental heritage of the region. EcoPeace seeks to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in the region.
Interfaith Encounter Association
The Interfaith Encounter Association connects Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze for meaningful, positive encounters with people of other faiths. Through thousands of encounters, IEA helps people of different faiths in the Holy Land to fundamentally shift their way of thinking and build the personal connections that bring about peace.
Kids4Peace is a global organization that works to end conflict and inspire hope in divided societies. By bringing more than 500 Palestinian, Israeli, and North American youth into contact with one another, Kids4Peace facilitates honest dialogue, interpersonal connection, and empowers youth to speak their truth and promote nonviolence and equality — including on Capitol Hill.
Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow (MIT MEET)
MIT MEET works to educate and empower Palestine and Israel’s most promising high school students to create positive social and political impact in the Middle East. With each graduating class composed of 50% Israeli and 50% Palestinian students, MIT MEET is building a cadre of future leaders that are prepared and motivated to work together to address the complex issues facing their individual and collective societies.
Mifalot is an educational and social organization using sports to bring about social change. The organization, which focuses on building relationships rooted in mutual respect, provides a place for Israeli and Palestinian children to play soccer – on the same team.
The Parents Circle — Families Forum
The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is composed of over 600 families, both Palestinian and Israeli, all of whom have lost a close family member as a result of the prolonged conflict. The members of the Parents Circle use their own painful stories of loss and forgiveness to help bring about dialogue and reconciliation.
Founded by Forsan Hussein and Ami Dror, Zaitoun Ventures is a hybrid investment firm focused on acquiring controlling stakes in small cap companies and investing in companies with diverse human capital. Co-founded by a Muslim and a Jew, Zaitoun represents international corporations and private investors who seek to invest in Israeli companies with disruptive technologies.