OneVoice’s high profile delegation to the Middle East, led by Daniel and Jason Alexander, is off to a great start and the international media has been noticing, as you can see here, here, and here, to name a few. (Unfortunately, the poor sound quality of this clip only emphasizes the funny question at the end, and not the substantive conversations that took place.)
At the Knesset, Shimon Peres had deep conversations with the group as to how to achieve peace in the region (and even joked around a little). According to a Reuters article, during the meeting Peres defended Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad- after criticism from ultranationalist leader Avigdor Lieberman- exemplifying the open minded attitude that Israeli and Palestinian leaders should embody to reach a solution.
Aside from spending time with the top level government, the group will be meeting with OneVoice’s Israeli and Palestinian youth leaders who will be sure to offer unique perspectives of the challenges on the ground.
By Adeena Schlussel
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