The Peace Index Reveals Lack of Faith Among Youth
The Israel Democracy Institute published the graph below in their 2013 Peace Index. It points to the danger that we face as younger generations grow more skeptical and cynical and have a harder time visualizing peace than older generations. This is particularly alarming because the younger generations usually have more faith in the opportunity for change in the future.
Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, by Julianna Storch
Tony Blair Meets With OneVoice Palestinian and Israeli Youth Leaders in Jerusalem Grassroots Youth Leaders Call for the Creation of a “Quintet”, Adding a Fifth Arm for Civil Society Movements Jerusalem, June 20, 2008 – In a meeting at the American Colony Hotel earlier today, Tony Blair—the Representative for the Middle East Quartet – pledged [...]
Below is an interview between two OneVoice Youth Leaders, Danny Shaket and Ahmad Omeir, that was featured on NPR. The two Youth Leaders, along with host Michel Martin, discussed their perspectives about the President’s meeting with Netanyahu. This clip shows the insights and potential change that can come from youth leading grassroots movements on the [...]
The following article in the Washington Jewish Week illustrates the work of two OneVoice Youth Leaders in DC, and the overall goal that they and OneVoice strive to achieve. Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, by Adeena Schlussel Two guys, one voice Obada Shtaya, a 20-year-old Palestinian, was in town with Eyal Shapira, a 25-year-old Israeli, [...]
Shlomo Ben-Ami wrote a very persuasive piece in The Guardian explaining that, precisely because the “moderate” leadership has no legitimacy because it was not elected and has hung on to power for too long, it forces them to be “unyielding” and to lack the power of compromise. He writes: “The assumption – dear to the [...]
Zahava Gal-On, chief of Israeli political party Meretz, presented her peace plan to replace the Oslo Accords. In her plan, outlined in the Haaretz piece below, Gal-On recognizes the benefit to Israel of recognizing a Palestinian state and aims to help the Palestinian state gain acceptance in the UN. Spotted by Daniel Lubetzky, by Julianna [...]