London, July 28, 2010−OneVoice Europe (OVE) recently educated the leaders of several British Jewish youth movements in the differing dialogues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as preparation for their annual summer camps.
Led by OVE Media Coordinator Joel Braunold, the sessions delved into the complexities of the conflict, the many views of the region, and what OneVoice is doing to bring an end to it all. Braunold presented to the Jewish youth groups Bnei Akiva UK, Habonim Dror, and Ljy-Netzer, and used the workshops as an opportunity to further strengthen OVE’s international community outreach.
“The UK Jewish community has some of the most active youth movements in the world and it’s important that the informal educators have a sense of differing narratives and what people on the ground are thinking,” said Braunold.
Hundreds of children, aged 12-16, will be attending the summer camps this year. OVE’s sessions reflect the work of the Youth Leadership programs in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory helping provide the young educators in the Jewish youth movements with the skills necessary to spread OneVoice's message of compromise and peace.
“The leaders are very grateful for OneVoice’s sessions as they are relevant to the children’s activities at camp,” said Sam Green, the national secretary for Habonim Dror UK.
This project is part of a larger campaign by OVE, providing educational resources to Muslim and Jewish communities in the UK and aiming to reduce the polarization and tensions that this conflict can often cause. In the coming weeks, OVE will continue to be an educational resource for both formal and informal educators and will be working with communities all over the UK, spreading the moderate voice of Israelis and Palestinians throughout the year.