About

Debate for Peace is a unique conflict resolution program open to 14-19 year old Israeli and Palestinian students of all backgrounds. Nearly 1,000 students from more than 50 cities and schools have participated in our programs. Debate for Peace is part of the Interfaith Encounters Association, and operated in partnership with the Jerusalem Peacebuilders and the US Embassy in Israel.

There are no organizational or preparation costs charged to participants. We are staffed on a fully volunteer basis. Donations and a grant from the US Embassy in Israel have helped to keep transportation subsidized, and ensure that the program is open to students from all socio-economic backgrounds. We need your help to enable us to keep the program going.

To help us keep that commitment, please consider making a donation. Visit the Friends of IEA donations page, choose “Donate via Paypal,” and enter a donation of any amount for the “Debate for Peace” program. You can also follow the directions there to make a tax-deductible donation via check instead. Because we are volunteer-run, your donations go directly to transportation costs to bring together students from different communities (and food costs to make sure that their bodies are nourished as well as their minds!)