Civil Society and Peace: A Joint Israeli-Palestinian Strategy

CITpax, in collaboration with the Arik Institute, sponsored a poll of Palestinians and Israelis, which highlighted their respective perceptions about the consequences of the conflict and the possibilities for resolution. This poll, the results of which were presented in Madrid, is the first initiative from a group of representatives of Palestinian and Israeli civil society. The aim was to create a common platform for the promotion of peace. This platform allowed civil organisations on both sides of the conflict to exchange peace and develop common strategies.

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