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For our Hands of Peace community members — “Interesting Events in the Community” is designed to provide diverse stories, opinions and perspectives for you to explore and learn more about.  Here are many different panels that offer context and viewpoints about the history of recent current events and potential paths forward.

The Humans Behind the Headlines

Friday, May 21, 1 pm EDT
Israel/Palestine continues to dominate news headlines with escalating reports of violence and destruction. But behind each number and each story is a human being with dreams, fears, and passions. Many are even fighting for a shared future in the land, and their stories deserve to be told.

Join Telos to hear from Palestinians and Israelis on the ground as they shed light on life under such difficult circumstances, and what it will take to build a future of mutual flourishing for both Palestinians and Israelis.

Watch Recording here.

The Palestinian Nakba: What Happened in 1948 and Why It Still Matters

Middle East Institute
Recorded Monday, May 10, 2021  Watch recording here.

Crisis in Jerusalem and What’s Next in Israeli Politics?

Recorded Tuesday, May 11, 2021  Watch recording here.

Jerusalem Crisis: What’s Happening, What’s Being Done, What’s Needed

New Israel Fund
Recorded Wednesday, May 12, 2021  Watch recording here.

Crossing Boundaries: An Open Conversation about Escalating Conflict in Israel/Palestine

Mejdi Tours Livestream
Recorded Thursday, May 13th, 2021 Watch recording here.