Palestinian, Israeli and international youth learning about the Geneva Initiative

In February, Geneva Initiative Directors Nidal foqaha and Gadi Baltiansky gave a talk to a group of 100 high-school students from the Eastern Mediterranean International School. The group included 17 year old students from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, plus international students from 40 different countries.


The talk was part of a Leon Charney Resolution Center program for youth and was moderated by former Deputy National Security Advisor in Israel's National Security Council, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Israela Oron. Baltiansky and Foqaha presented the Israeli and Palestinian stands on the core issues of the conflict, as reflected in previous rounds of negotiations. They talked about different solutions to the core issues, including those suggested by the Geneva Accord, and shared with the students their own experience as peace promoters.