TalkMatters Video Archive

We compiled a “medley” of highlights from our first year of webinars, publishing one a week to celebrate our birthday. You can see each individual episode and read more about the speakers in our Birthday Highlights Videos. The main selection of highlights are shown below:

We have archives of every recording from our past webinars, so if you ever missed one – you can find them all below!

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research institute in the Middle East located at Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel.  This webinar was recorded in March 2023.

The Teachers’ Lounge

The Teachers’ Lounge is an annual enrichment programme for Jerusalem’s teachers and educators. The programme aims to improve the climate of Jerusalem’s multicultural life by nurturing tolerance and mobilising against racism and prejudice.


Hear all about Tech2Peace’s unique initiative that brings young Palestinians and Israelis – from the right and the left of the political spectrum, both religious and secular – to study the latest technological trends and to engage in serious dialogue. 

Jerusalem Youth Chorus

Meet some West and East Jerusalem musicians from the Jerusalem Youth Chorus, enjoy their music and discover how music can become a framework for difficult dialogue. Recorded in February 2022.

Abrahamic Reunion

Hear how the courageous women and men of the Abrahamic Reunion have dedicated their lives to bringing together Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Druze prayer leaders from Israel and Palestine. Recorded in November 2021.

Akko Arab-Jewish Community Centre

We were joined by Mohammed Fahili and Clare King Lassman from the Akko Arab-Jewish Community Centre. By sharing their personal stories, we began to understand what it is like to live in a mixed Arab-Jewish town. Fahili explained the story behind the story of the recent inter-communal tensions in Akko.   Clare explained the importance of bi-cultural education and we discussed the significance of learning both Arabic and Hebrew.  Recorded in August 2021

Forum for Discussion on Israel and Palestine

FODIP’s objective has always been a tricky one – but promoting positive dialogue between faith communities in the UK on the subject of Israel/Palestine is particularly challenging at the moment. Recorded in May 2021

Roots & Muswell Hill Synagogue

Muswell Hill United Synagogue invited TalkMatters and Roots to talk about their work. First Jenny Nemko, the Founder of TalkMatters explained how she started up and what she hopes to achieve. Then Noor Awad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger from the Roots project shared their personal stories. Recorded in March 2021

The Parents Circle Family Forum

Learn about the The Parents Circle Family Forum – a joint Israeli Palestinian organisation made up of more than six hundred bereaved families. Every member of which has lost a loved one in the conflict and has chosen a path of reconciliation, nor revenge. Recorded in January 2021

Solutions Not Sides

“Challenges of teaching and coping with difficult discussions about Israeli-Palestinian issues in the UK and in Israel-Palestine” was facilitated by Sharon Booth, the Founder and Executive Director of Solutions Not Sides. Recorded in December 2020

Interfaith Encounter Association

Based in Jerusalem, the IEA work to promote coexistence and sustainable peace using interactive interfaith dialogue as its vehicle. The apolitical and all-inclusive approach of the organization and its activities enable the successful participation of a wide range of participants. Recorded in October 2020

Oasis of Peace UK

Dr Jack Omer-Jackaman, Director of Oasis of Peace UK leads a discussion on the challenges of working on Israeli-Palestinian issues. Recorded in September 2020

Women Wage Peace

Meet Yael, Rafa, Hyam and Leora – a dynamic quartet of speakers from Israel and the West Bank. Recorded in August 2020