Our mission is to create an entrepreneurial community of leaders committed to shaping a peaceful Israeli-Palestinian future built on trust.
Today, the majority of Palestinians and Israelis in their 20's and 30's have rarely met outside of a militarized context. An absence of interaction seeds fear and ignorance and leads each group with little opportunity to understand and appreciate the humanity of the other. Extreme voices and opinions dominate the public discourse, while reason and substance are ignored and marginalized.
Over the prolonged Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reconciliation has come to mean weakness. The future of the region’s youth is being determined by a generation weary from past failed negotiations.
At OGS, we identify Israeli and Palestinian women and men who desire to build an infrastructure of hope for the region – together. Our generation can’t look back. It can only look forward.