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Israeli Russian-speakers meet young Palestinian political activists for the first time

 
In early November, we brought together a group of young Palestinian political and social activists and a group of young leaders from the Israeli Russian-speaking community. None of them has ever set down for a serious conversation with someone from the other side before.
At the end of the meeting, one Palestinian participant said that for the first time in a very long period, he is hopeful about the future. “I met people like me today, they want peace and security for themselves and their children. I think that that is what the majority of Israelis and Palestinians want. We just need to figure out how to make our voices heard.”
This meeting was made possible through the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development.