TEENS. FOR PEACE.
Teens For Peace in the Middle East was built on a vision for a platform where teens can interact to across borders to help mediate conflict.
War and conflict cause humans to have a set mindset by the time they enter adulthood, specifically in hatred toward others and the unknown. Our project works to interview Israeli and Palestinian teens about their experiences with the conflict, and how it has impacted their past as well as how it will impact their future. Teens from around the world can then learn about the tough questions about the conflict between Israel and Palestine from the perspective of someone their age by watching these interviews. Crossing several borders and on several continents, we are a network of politically involved students working to fix our world through understanding and empathy.
We're so glad you've come to learn about our efforts. On this site, you'll also find educational materials, our blog, interviews, and more. Through learning the unbiased facts and history, you can understand why our efforts to connect teens are so crucial in this day and age when division is stronger than ever.
WHO WE ARE
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has caused suffering, tension, and violence for millions over the span of 9 decades. Peace seems far off, and our goal is to understand why the situation has grown so hostile and how we can play a part in fixing the world through connecting teens from Israel/Palestine to teens around the world. Through debate, asking, answering, interviews, research, education, and social media, we look to understand the past and present of the issue, and work towards a brighter future. The ultimate goal of our organization is to create a teenage generation passionate about creating solutions for peace based around the truths of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
WHAT DO WE DO?
How do we reach and educate passionate teens?
The passion for this project derives from a place of emotional connection to the land, to Judaism, and to a love for peace. Teens for Peace was built by a Jewish teenager from the USA who saw the furious hatred from both sides and wanted to do something about it.
IF YOU'RE BRAND NEW
You're exactly the person we're looking for! Our goal is to spread awareness and to do that, we must start from the very basics. Explore our blog, educational materials, and timeline on this website, and if you're an Israeli or Palestinian teenager interested in being interviewed, email email@example.com.
We want to create a well-informed teenage generation aware of the life-changing conflict in the Middle East. We don't want to overwhelm you, so the video below is a great place to start, as well as the blog. It'll give a quick history of the issue, and if you decide you want a more in-depth look, head over to the education page here. If you have not yet taken our survey and are not from Israel or Palestine, please head there first (this is so we can provide a more directed and effective education on the topic.)