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People-to-people work – essential for peace-making

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Published: 16 February 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Why we need to put our chips behind people-to-people work – Joel Braunold – The Times of Israel 29.01.16
Joel Braunold is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace, a network of more than 85 different groups working within the field of conflict transformation with equality between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. He explains the importance of sustained people-to-people work in building social conditions for eventual constructive change, as occurred in Northern Ireland, where years of people-to-people work created social conditions in which politicians were eventually able to resolve a seemingly intractable conflict.

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