Most recently a diplomat with the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, Scott Rasmussen, is the new Executive Director of Hands of Peace, an international non-profit organization that empowers young Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians to raise their voices for change. Officially starting on International Peace Day on Monday, September 21st, Rasmussen brings extensive peacebuilding skills and a keen understanding of the region to Hands of Peace.
The Hands of Peace Common Values affirm that people on all sides of conflict deserve justice, equality, self-determination and basic human rights.
At Hands of Peace, we are devastated by the senseless killing of George Floyd by police. His death, along with the murders of so many other black men, women and children, is the brutal and deadly consequence of a long history of racial injustice in the United States. We stand with our black alumni, families and communities who, every single day, battle unconscionable racial prejudice, injustice and violence on the street, in the workplace and even in their own homes.