Russian-speaking Israelis and Palestinian activists: Cyprus Seminar

If you could sit down with the other side for three days, what would you discuss? Gaza, Bibi, Zionism, intifada, annexation and homeland: these are just a few of the topics covered in our most recent joint seminar for peace.

This past weekend, the Geneva Initiative partnered with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel to bring together Russian-speaking Israelis and Palestinian activists in Cyprus. We discussed the most pressing issues, sharing our stories and discussing the path forward. Our Israeli participants are important influencers in the Russian-speaking community, journalists and opinion leaders who we will continue to work with in order to spread messages for peace and reconciliation among Russian speakers in Israel.