In February 2016, a group of friends in Geneva, Switzerland met to share ideas and thoughts about starting an association, based on a glimpse of hope for renewed dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. The man who inspired this positive impulse among this group is a Palestinian peace activist : Ali Abu Awwad. The association B8 of Hope was born shortly thereafter.

B8 of Hope promotes established initiatives and non-governmental organizations in Israel and Palestine which themselves work on projects that bring about discussion and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, and which reject all recourse to violence. The projects involve Israelis and Palestinians working together hand in hand... a first and important step towards renewed mutual trust.

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