Joint Israeli-Palestinian Meeting in Jerusalem

"You are the gas that drives my hope" said one Palestinian youth activist during our joint Israeli-Palestinian round table discussion in Jerusalem on March 29th. She was speaking to the other ~25 Palestinian and Israeli political activists gathered to discuss solutions to the conflict, to promote a return to genuine negotiations and to encourage  reconciliation. Both Israeli and Palestinian Directors General of the Geneva Initiative, Gadi Baltiansky and Nidal Foqaha, as well as the Head of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in Israel, Dr. Michael Borchard, addressed the group.

Topics included the situation in Gaza, future steps after Israel's elections, the recent Palestinian cooperation in the Arab League, reinvigorating enthusiasm and understanding for the two state solution, among others. The event was organized in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel.