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Search for Common Ground

Founded in 1982, Search for Common Ground works to transform the way the world deals with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving. We work with local partners to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies' capacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand the differences and act on the commonalities. (continue)

Why can’t Jews and Palestinians make peace?

Burston's July 2007 article pulls no punches and is bound to stimulate dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The hundreds of comments added by readers attest to that, and are interesting reading themselves. (continue)

The Pitfalls of Dialogue

This article, written by a Palestinian attorney with many years of dialogue experience, describes some common problems with intergroup dialogue and suggests some basic solutions. Kuttab says at the end of the article, "I have written some harsh words about dialogue and its pitfalls; yet I am still a firm believer in it. Peace, justice and reconciliation can be advanced tremendously by an open dialogue between members of the oppressed group and those who are willing among the oppressor society." (continue)

The Lie of Victory

Burston's articles pull no punches and easily evoke empassioned dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This article presents the "top 10 lies Jews and Palestinians Live By," including the lie of We Were Here First, the lie of the State They Don't Deserve, and the lie of National Socialism (they are as bad as the Nazis). Lying, according to Burston, is "a coping mechanism.... It's a defense mechanism, this lying to others. Who could blame us? Life here is hard, on both sides." (continue)

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra’s Klinghoffer Dialogue Project

The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra's Klinghoffer Dialogue Project used opera to engage the people of Brooklyn in dialogue on the effects of tensions between Israelis and Palestinians on their community. (continue)

The 10 Most Useful Lies About Terrorism

Burston's articles pull no punches and easily evoke empassioned dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This one focuses on our concept of terrorism, and describes why certain common beliefs are misnomers, including "Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims," "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," "Terrorists are generally drawn from the disadvantaged sectors of a population, those who have suffered the worst oppression," "Profiling works," "We don't negotiate with terrorists." (continue)

Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue E-Newsletter

Len and Libby Traubman keep hundreds of people inspired and updated on Jewish-Palestinian dialogue efforts around the world through their e-newsletter and website. (continue)

Soliya’s Connect Program

Utilizing new web-based videoconferencing technology, small groups of university students from the US and predominantly Muslim Countries in the Middle East meet weekly on-line with the help of skilled facilitators. Together they engage in intensive dialogue about the relationship between the U.S. and the Arab and Muslim World, with a particular emphasis on the role of the media in shaping perceptions of the "other." (continue)

MSNBC Coverage of the Jewish/Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group

Inspiring 10-minute VHS or PAL format video of 2002 MSNBC coverage of the long-running and much-duplicated Jewish/Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group convened by Libby and Len Traubman in San Mateo, California. View this and other videos covering Jewish-Palestinian dialogue at traubman.igc.org/stream.htm. (continue)

20,000 Dialogues

20,000 Dialogues is a nationwide campaign to bring people of different faiths together using films about Muslims to stimulate discussion and promote understanding. It brings the concept of interfaith dialogue into the hands of ordinary people who want to make a positive difference. 20,000 Dialogues is a Unity Production Foundation (UPF) project in cooperation with Connecting Cultures, LLC. (continue)