New York, January 6, 2011—Featured in the National News section, the article includes in-depth interviews with OneVoice Israel Executive Director Tal Harris and Imagine 2018 coordinator Daniella Shlomo in which they discuss the program so far, as well as their own hopes and dreams for 2018.
The Imagine 2018 campaign is OneVoice’s latest initiative being carried out in parallel in Israel and Palestine. The aim is to shake people out of apathy. By imagining how their lives may change for better or for worse in the future, people will have taken a vital first step toward achieving a peaceful solution and avoiding the usual pitfalls of cynicism, disillusionment and fatalism.
Haaretz reporter Jonathan Kahan writes that “many young Israelis from a spectrum of political movements are investing their time and energies on a daily basis—with the goal of solving the conflict.”
Thus far the campaign has engaged the Israeli grassroots through a wildly successful Facebook application, as well as prominent figures in Israeli politics, journalism and entertainment through the publication and distribution of an Israeli daily newspaper from 2018.
Haaretz, meanwhile, also devotes a large part of the piece to discussing the Imagine 2018 campaign OneVoice Palestine is running, offering a window through which Israelis can look and see that they have a partner for peace.