Israeli Political Activists and Parliamentary Aides visit Ramallah

 

On Thursday 10 October 20 Israeli Political Activists and Parliamentary Aides travelled to Ramallah where they met with their peers and learnt about the Palestinian perspective to the conflict

The participating Israeli and Palestinians where addressed by Israeli MK Nachman Shai (Labor) and by Qadura Fares, former PA Minister for Prisoner Affairs and the head of the Palestinian Prisoners club . After the meeting the particpants toured Ramallah, including a visit to Arafat's grave, which was the first time that most of the Israelis had experienced The city.
 
 
Participants engage in one on one discussion
 
Our conclusion: a new generation of leaders from both sides supports a peace agreement and is working together to press for it.
 
MK Nachman Shai (Labor) and Qadura Fares, former PA Minister for Prisoner Affairs
 
MK Shai wrote about the visit: "This morning I spoke in Ramallah at a meeting between young Israelis and Palestinians organized by the Geneva Initiative. The people who sat in the room (and their friends whoever they may be) should, in due course, be living in two states: The State of Israel and the Palestinian State. The road to that point is long, but it is unavoidable. We must encourage dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, wherever feasible, because the alternative is always worse."