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Directory

Find Out Who’s Doing What. Discover over THIRTY initiatives that allow Jews and Arabs to get to know about the ‘Other’ and learn to hate a little less and love a little more.

The initiatives in this Directory focus on many areas of interest: technological, cultural, religious, educational and medical. Some deal with issues of equality and shared society between the Jewish and the 20% Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel. Others with issues raised by the conflict between Israeli Jews and Palestinians more broadly. The views presented do not necessarily represent the views of TalkMatters but each organisation is valued as a conduit enabling Palestinians and Israelis to meet and talk together.

The Directory has two sections. The first section lists UK and International organisations and includes initiatives that offer educational sessions in the UK on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The second section lists home-grown Palestinian and Israeli organisations.

Please get in touch with us at hello@talkmatters.info to recommend any additions.


UK AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS in alphabetical order

Alliance for Middle Eastern Peace (ALLMEP)

Alliance for Middle Eastern Peace (ALLMEP)

ALLMEP is an international coalition of over 100 organizations conducting people-to-people programs in Israel and Palestine. ALLMEP bring together tens of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians through numerous social and business sectors, including...
B8 of Hope

B8 of Hope

B8 of Hope is a Swiss registered non-profit association. It supports a pool of peace-building and change-making Palestinian and Israeli civil society and grassroots initiatives. It gives them visibility, funds, networking possibilities...
Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine (FODIP)

Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine (FODIP)

The Forum for Discussion of Israel and Palestine (FODIP) set up in 2008 with the objective to promote positive dialogue between faith communities in the UK on the subject of Israel/Palestine.  A registered charity, it is governed and managed by...
New Israel Fund (NIF)

New Israel Fund (NIF)

The New Israel Fund (NIF) advances democracy and equality in Israel. NIF is a partnership of Israelis and supporters of Israel worldwide, dedicated to its founders’ vision of a society that ensures complete equality to all its inhabitants. NIF is b...
Oasis of Peace UK

Oasis of Peace UK

Supporting Education at Wahat al-Salam~ Neve Shalom (WaSNS) Oasis of Peace UK supports the Educational Institutions of Wahat al-Salam~ Neve Shalom ( WaSNS) - a unique intentional community of Jewish and Arab-Palestinian Israeli citizens,...
One Voice Movement

One Voice Movement

The One Voice Movement present programmes in the UK aimed at reducing hate, polarization and racism between Arabs and Jews and providing college students with the education and tools to contribute meaningfully to a just and lasting peace for Israel and...
Our Generation Speaks

Our Generation Speaks

Founded in 2014, Our Generation Speaks (OGS) is a USA Boston-based summer fellowship program bringing together Israeli and Palestinian leaders to build trust through the creation of high-impact ventures and startups. OGS fellows develop and pitch their...
Parallel Histories

Parallel Histories

Parallel Histories promotes a new way to teach the history of conflict.  It provide free educational videos which tell the history of Israel and Palestine as two competing narratives. Students are challenged to critically evaluate the evidence and...
Solutions Not Sides (SNS)

Solutions Not Sides (SNS)

Solution Not Sides offers non-partisan educational sessions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for 15-18 year olds and 18-25 year olds in the UK.   The programme provides humanising encounters and focuses on possible solutions based on understanding...
The Abraham Initiatives (TAI)

The Abraham Initiatives (TAI)

The Abraham Initiatives (TAI) aim to create a more collaborative and equal shared society between Israel’s Arab and Jewish citizens. In so doing, TAI fulfills the vision of the Declaration of the State of Israel which envisioned Israel as a homeland f...
Voice of Salam

Voice of Salam

Voice of Salam was founded in 2015 by London-based activist Elizabeth Arif-Fear. Voice of Salam challenges bigotry and advocates for reconciliation, peace and also humanism within religion. One of its key areas of work is Jewish-Muslim relations...
Yachad

Yachad

Yachad works to mobilise British Jews in support of a political resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yachad does this through education, debate and advocacy. This includes trips to East Jerusalem and the West Bank, hosting...


ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN ORGANISATIONS in alphabetical order

Abrahamic Reunion

Abrahamic Reunion

The Abrahamic Reunion recognizes that creating understanding and empathy between diverse faith communities is fundamental to developing multicultural acceptance, constructive cooperation and peaceful coexistence. Working in the Holy Land for over 18...
Akko Jewish Arab Community Centre

Akko Jewish Arab Community Centre

For almost 30 years, the Sir Charles Clore Jewish Arab Community Centre has been providing high-quality, low-cost services to the mixed population of Akko in the North of Israel. People of all ages and all backgrounds get to know each other. Children...
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

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, the AIES houses accredited academic programs, research centers, and international...
Givat Haviva International School (GHIS)

Givat Haviva International School (GHIS)

The Givat Haviva International School (GHIS) aims to grow a new cohort of leaders in Israel and from around the world who will be deeply connected, embrace diversity and work together towards a more peaceful future.   Half the students in this...
Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand is an NGO nurturing equality and a shared society for Jews and Arabs in Israel through a network of bilingual integrated schools and shared communities. Hand in Hand provides a transformational alternative to the current reality by educating...
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem encompasses the mosaic of religions, languages, ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds that make up Israeli society. The University believes that this rich diversity is a precondition for academic excellence,...
Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)

Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)

The Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA) works to promote genuine 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...
Jerusalem Youth Chorus

Jerusalem Youth Chorus

The Jerusalem Youth Chorus is a choral and dialogue program for Israeli and Palestinian youth, ages 13-18. Our mission is to provide a space for these young people from East and West Jerusalem to grow together in song and dialogue. Through the co-creation...
Leo Baeck Education Centre Haifa (LBEC)

Leo Baeck Education Centre Haifa (LBEC)

The LBEC is a vibrant, pluralistic education center comprised of schools, community and a progressive synagogue, in and around Haifa. LBEC serves more than 35,000 Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze and Baha'i community members, working in the most...
Oasis Art Gallery

Oasis Art Gallery

The art gallery organizes exhibitions and programs, with the participation of Palestinian and Jewish artists on themes that relate to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, or to social, environmental and cultural issues.  The Gallery presents ways of...
Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF)

Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF)

The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. The Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF) was founded in 1995 by Yitzhak F...
Polyphony

Polyphony

Polyphony aims to bridge the divide between Arab and Jewish communities in Israel through music and to serve as a worldwide model for cooperation based on cultural exchange, dialogue and partnership. Polyphony’s early days began when Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, t...
Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery is an organisation of about 1900 volunteers donating time and the use of their own vehicles on a regular basis to transport Palestinian patients and their family guardians between the government checkpoints and hospitals all over Israel....
Roots

Roots

Roots is a Palestinian Israeli Initiative in the Gush Etzion-Bethlehem-Hebron area. Roots works to nurture understanding, non-violence and personal transformation between Palestinians and Israelis in order to advance the two peoples towards a...
Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue

Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue

The Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue is an interreligious organization based in Jerusalem which promotes an inclusive society for all religious, ethnic and national groups. Through education, encounter, research and consulting, the Rossing Center...
School for Peace (SfP)

School for Peace (SfP)

The SfP was created in 1979 as an ideological educational institution of Wahat al Salam .~Neve Shalom a unique intentional community of Jewish and Palestinian-Arab Israeli citizens, located midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Through...
Shared Society at Shatil

Shared Society at Shatil

The action arm of the UK' s New Israel Fund, Shatil works to combat racism and build a just, democratic and shared society in Israel. Shatil provides consulting and training to social change organizations, builds coalitions and networks and advocates...
Sia'h Shalom - Talking Peace

Sia'h Shalom - Talking Peace

Sia'h Shalom is a non-political organization founded eleven years ago. Sia'h Shalom's purpose is to find a place for everyone in the conversation about peace in the Middle East - whether they are religious or secular, right wing or left, Jewish, Muslim...
Sipur-Hikaya

Sipur-Hikaya

Established in 2017, the Sipur-Hikaya (Hebrew and Arabic for ‘Story’)  initiative teaches the two sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the recently published book ‘Side by Side – Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine'’. The dual ...
Standing Together

Standing Together

Standing Together is a grassroots Jewish-Arab movement in Israel that brings together Jews and Arabs to build an alternative vision for Israeli society grounded in principles of peace, equality, and social justice. Standing Together mobilizes the public...
Teachers’ Lounge

Teachers’ Lounge

The Teachers’ Lounge is an annual enrichment program for Jerusalem’s teachers and educators. Teachers have the ability to generate meaningful change, mobilizing against racism and prejudice and thus increasing tolerance and improving the climate of ...
Tech2Peace

Tech2Peace

Tech2Peace began work in 2018, with the aim of connecting Arab and Jewish youth from Israel and the Palestinian territories through hi-tech & dialogue seminars. Some of the alumni are now working on creating cross-cultural startups. Partners...
Two States, One Homeland

Two States, One Homeland

The Two States, One Homeland initiative was born out of a series of meetings started by Israeli journalist Meron Rapoport and Palestinian Awni Al-Mashni.  Meron Rapoport, born in Tel Aviv, worked in Yedioth Aharonoth, Haaretz and in the Israeli...
Women Wage Peace (WWP)

Women Wage Peace (WWP)

Women Wage Peace (WWP) is a grassroots movement, founded in November 2014 in the aftermath of the Gaza War.  Our mission is to reach an honorable and bilaterally acceptable political agreement to the Israeli-Palestinian...