Solutions Not Sides

Creating Safe Spaces for Israel-Palestine Education


Solutions Not Sides aims to tackle Antisemitism, Islamophobia and polarisation around the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the UK. The non-partisan programme has been formulated with the input of both Israelis and Palestinians as well as senior members of Jewish and Muslim communities, and is designed to prepare students to make a positive, solutions-focused contribution to debates on Israel-Palestine. The project intervenes in a cycle of partisanship and intolerance by supporting young people to develop empathy for individuals on both sides of conflict as fellow human beings. In the current political climate of simplistic binary debates, win-lose objectives, polarisation and rising racism, it is vital that the next generation of British citizens develops the capacity to embrace and celebrate our diversity, and the skills to navigate difference and conflict.

People who have worked with Solutions Not Sides