It’s true. These are difficult times for people working for peace and justice – in Israel/Palestine, in the U.S. and around the world. But for every story of conflict and intolerance we see in the media, there is a story of progress, personal transformation and community resilience from our Hands of Peace participants and alumni.
In the enclosed Hands of Peace Annual Report, you will see the impact of your support on these courageous young people.
HOP changed my life for the better. It helped me understand the other side and opened my eyes to some things that I didn’t know before. I learned so many things about the Americans, the Israelis and even about my own country. But, most importantly, it helped me learn about myself. Before I came I was shy and sometimes afraid to say my opinions. But, after the wonderful program, I feel free. Free to say whatever I want and to do whatever I want knowing that I’m doing the right thing. This program is special and wonderful. -Yasmin, Palestinian Citizen of Israel