Nes Ammim has built a lot of experience with hosting dialogue groups. They appreciate the European atmosphere provided by the volunteers. Especially local groups like the feeling of meeting on “neutral grounds”.
Nes Ammim hosts encounters of the Givat Haviva face-to-face program in which children from Jewish and Palestinian Arab high schools meet during a two-day workshop to get to know each other. Moreover, Givat Haviva organizes seminars for teachers who are involved in this work in their own schools.
Musalaha came to Nes Ammim with a group of 30 youngsters, both Jews and Arabs. ‘Musalaha Curriculum’ is the name of the methodology which is used by the Musalaha group. The methodology has been used for over 2 years and has proved effective. The curriculum aims to build relationships among the youth and to break down negative social stereotypes. One of the important learning goals is to teach the youth not to pre-judge other youth. The expectation is that once the youth will meet ‘the other side’, those youngsters will become friends. After the event, they hope to see friendships and relationships growing as they help the youth keep in touch with one another.
Creativity for Peace is a group who comes on regular basis to Nes Ammim. The mission of Creativity for Peace is to train young Palestinian and Israeli women to collaborate as leaders by breaking down barriers of anger and prejudice, facilitating friendships and inspiring action to promote peace. In January there was a group of 19 young women; both Jews and Arabs. The girls spoke about the topic ‘Gender’: what is gender, how does it effects my life. They spoke about gender analysis; practices of oppression and liberation, and what they can do in those cases and how to tackle inequalities.