When it comes to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, feelings on both sides of the divide run high. Accusations are flung like confetti with words like war-crimes and antisemitism peppering the discourse. On social media it’s almost impossible to have a conversation on the subject that doesn’t attract insults and inflammatory comments.This is familiar territory for Embrace the Middle East and so this workshop will share some of the things we’ve learned about how to talk productively, both face-to-face and on-line, on the subject without falling into many of the common traps.
Heather Stanley is Embrace the Middle East’s Digital Communications Manager and Su McClellan is one of Embrace’s Regional Managers, which means they spend a lot of time talking! Both are passionate about a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians and have travelled extensively in Israel and Palestine, including spending time in Gaza.