Building peace from the ground up…

Young Israelis and Palestinians face the future

Meretz UK is pleased to announce our next meeting on Thursday, 1 March, with four participants from the Encompass Trust
peace-building programme -

Khadrah AbuZant and Hussam Qasem (Palestinian)

Itamar Ben Yakir and Reut Peretz (Israeli)

  • Hashomer House (address above)
  • Thursday, 1 March, starting 8pm
  • Contributions: £5.50, £4 concessions, £2 members
All four of our guest speakers will have returned from a peace-building programme at the Prince’s Trust Pembrokeshire Adventure Centre, Wales, together with 20 other young people from the UK, USA, Israel, Palestinian territories and Indonesia.

Spearheading the initiative is The Daniel Braden Reconciliation Encompass Trust, a UK-registered international youth and civil society development charity. Encompass was set up in 2003 by the family of Daniel Braden, who died in the horrific Bali bombing.
Encompass works at a grassroots level to bring together young people from different cultures and backgrounds, to break down prejudice, and to forge lines of communication across communities. Through these activities – which in turn build on the originally sea-based venture, “Journey of Understanding” – future leaders gain perspective, skills and confidence so as to promote intercultural understanding.

Besides the vexing Israeli-Palestinian conundrum, Encompass also focuses on restoring peace to Somalia and active change in communities on at least three continents. To date some 200 Encompass alumni have bonded through the Trust’s programmes. And in one way or the other, all have returned to their communities and continued the hard but ultimately gratifying work of breaking down barriers!
For more details phone 0794-297 8780 and see