Between the 22nd – 27th of January, Forward Thinking held meetings in Gaza, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron with Palestinian youth groups, members of the business community and political figures from across the spectrum of Palestinian politics. This allowed for detailed insights to be given regarding the challenges facing Palestinians whilst providing space to explore responses to such challenges. 

Meetings were also held in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with Israeli Knesset Members and party figures from Likud, Labour, Hatenua, Meretz and the Joint List. These meetings provided an opportunity to gain feedback from the recent Israeli women’s conference in Cambridge, whilst also enabling upcoming activities to be planned as part of the on-going Middle East Programme.