30 December 2016
Funded in part by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Imagine Israel grant, students from George Washington University started the student organization, Choose Peace and hosted their first event on the national Day of Coexistence. The bipartisan event united 200 students, from many backgrounds unite in support of peaceful dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.
“The Day of Coexistence is important,” says Jake Barnette, a junior at George Washington University and President of Choose Peace. “In a polarized world, we are quick to judge a situation on our own merit, with our own perspective. However, nothing is ever this black and white. In order for these two peoples, the Israelis and Palestinians, to move closer toward peace, dialogue is needed. Just like on my university’s campus, we need to focus on building bridges with words to find common ground.
Click here to read more about the movement.