Keeping in touch with our graduates and activists

In late October, we invited the graduates of our Advanced Political Course to receive their Graduate Certificates, and also to give them a chance to reflect on the journey they have made together. This course brought together an incredibly diverse group of people, including key activists from Likud, Shas, the Jewish Home, the Zionist Camp and Meretz. 


As part of the event, the graduates talked to Geneva Initiative chairperson Yossi Beilin, who encouraged them to take on their own initiatives to advance the cause of peace. Muhammad Elhega, an Arab-Israeli Labour activist and educator who participanted in the course, said to his fellow graduates: "For me, the course was a one in a life time opportunity to hear a variety of views, break stereotypes and myths, articulate my own views and get the tools needed to establish a new political discourse in Israel. Now that the course is over, I'm determined to use the knowledge and tools I've received to promote a better future for Israel, one in which we live peacefully alongside an independent Palestinian state".
This course was made possible through the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development.