What do we want the participants to learn?
Due to the ongoing nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli and Palestinian youth harbor attitudes of hatred, enmity, bitterness, victimization, aggression and violence. From one generation to the next, the cycle repeats itself.
The dehumanization and demonization of the other side is ingrained in youth without ever having met the other.
Therefore we seek to:
1. Provide a forum for meeting on neutral ground, where youth have the opportunity to establish friendships and foster attitudes of love, peace and tolerance through learning biblical principles of reconciliation.
The EU participants have grown up in very different surroundings. They come with a very different set of opinions of tolerance and inclusion. In discussions they are often the middle ground.