The Israeli Peace Organizations and the Arab Spring

Yael Patir April 2013
Policy Papers and Reports / The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

A few springs past the start of the Arab Spring, and the Israeli peace camp’s flowerbed has yet to blossom. The Israeli peace organizations had difficulties in connecting regional developments to their agendas. Fear and suspicion in Israel regarding the changing Middle East makes this task even more difficult. Peace NGOs must find a way to connect with the regional developments and populaces, no matter what impact that has on their short-term goals. This article offers various opportunities for peace NGOs to formulate and refine messages, reexamine current perceptions, and create new partnerships.

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