Young Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet for a joint tour of Rawabi

Young Israeli and Palestinian leaders and Geneva Initiative activists met for a joint tour in the Palestinian city of Rawabi in the West Bank, where they met one of the city's founders, Mr. Bashar al-Masri.

Following the tour, the group travelled to Ramallah, where they spoke to Dr. Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research Center. Dr. Shikaki presented to the participants the results of the latest Israeli and Palestinian public opinion poll, published in August, and analyzed the current political situation.


Following the tour, one of the participants wrote on his Facebook page:

"In the heart of Ramallah lies the office of Palestinian Peace Coalition (PPC). The poster welcoming all visitors speaks for itself... Still, despite the frustration, many Palestinians support the two-state solution, support peace. There is a partner, there is a neighboring people that aspires to a normal life, next to the State of Israel, with its 67' borders and with no settlements. Thank you, Geneva Initiative, for the hope, the bravery, and for working towards real peace."