What is TalkMatters about?

Our over-riding goal is to sow the seeds for a fair and equitable society by supporting grassroots projects that enable Israeli and Palestinian of all ages to talk together. To get to know each other on an everyday face-to-face basis so that open and honest conversations can more comfortably take place about issues affecting relations between Jewish and Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel as well as Israeli and Palestinian residents in the West Bank.

This Webinar: Meet 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. The IEA runs dozens of community groups of interfaith encounter – from the Upper Galilee to Eilat, including many groups that bring together on a regular basis Israelis and West Bank Palestinians. Thus building a true grassroots movement which constitutes the human infrastructure for peace in the Holy Land. We will meet IEA’s Director Yehuda Stolov and the coordinators of several groups – Israeli Jewish, Christian, Israeli Palestinian Muslim and Palestinian Muslim – who will talk about their lives and how they work together in a deeply divided society.