A Trip to the Border

By: Courtney Conway Friendship Park, Calif – July 26, 2018 – “English, please!” The ever-present phrase is used repeatedly throughout Hands of Peace to encourage all four delegations of the program (Israelis, Palestinians, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Americans) to meet at a common place, at least in language. In tune with the goal of HandsContinue reading A Trip to the Border

Hunger Van Project

By: Jordan Derbas Carlsbad, Calif – July 23, 2018 – While the participants spend time learning about peace and leadership through dialogue, they also get an incredible chance to broaden that concept on a larger scale by applying the skills they learn to help those in the community. This Monday, the participants teamed up withContinue reading Hunger Van Project

Together As One

By: Sofia Islas LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA – July 15, 2018 – After only a few dialogue sessions, the Hands of Peace participants loaded the bus to head to UCSD and participate in their popular ropes course program. The participants arrived feeling anxious for the day ahead of them, knowing that they would be asked toContinue reading Together As One

All Family Beach Bonfire

By: Jordan Derbas OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA – July 13, 2018 – The Hands of Peace program is back in session for 2018! After the second day of dialogue and getting to know each other a little better, the participants needed some time to relax. This Friday evening, the participants, along with the staff and host familyContinue reading All Family Beach Bonfire