Debate for Peace
Debate for Peace is a unique conflict resolution program open to 14-19 year old Israeli and Palestinian students of all backgrounds. Debate for Peace is part of the Interfaith Encounters Association, and is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Israel and partnered with the Jerusalem Peacebuilders.
Our students are highly motivated high school students who participate in Model United Nations and are interested in diplomacy and international relations. We hold Model UN conferences, negotiations simulations, and leadership retreats, lead the only Jewish-Arab MUN delegations abroad, organize visits to embassies, and hold training and volunteering days in Tel Aviv. Through these events, the students learn from one another and develop deep friendships that allow them to discuss and debate civilly virtually any relevant topic.
Over the last two years we’ve had nearly 1,000 students participate in our programming, from more than 50 cities or villages, more than 60 join one of our delegations abroad, and another 60 students chosen for various summer interfaith camps. What makes the program particularly unique is that we touch on any topic, no matter how controversial or sensitive, with really amazing results.
Learn more about Debate for Peace and how you can support their programs here.