Youth group in Gaza

Youth group in Gaza

Marking the start of Forward Thinking’s Palestinian Dialogue Programme, the Middle East team travelled between Jerusalem, Nablus, Hebron, Ramallah and the Gaza Strip, holding a series of roundtables and bilateral meetings focusing on the challenges and priorities of youth groups, businesspeople and political figures in these areas. This provided opportunity for comprehensive discussion identifying key factors impacting the lives of Palestinians and different levels of society and politics.

Youth group in Ramallah

Youth group in Ramallah

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward Thinking also met with Israeli political figures from Yesh Atid and Labour in order to explore current political dynamics in Israel and to discuss the expansion and consolidation of the Irish Peace Process Programme.