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Peace Simulation 2021


February 11th – 15th, 2021 

The Peace Simulation is organized every year in collaboration with EMIS students, with the desire of providing them with the tools of dialogue and conflict resolution. Although the pandemic brought a lot of challenges and limitations to the project, we were still able to plan an intense and stimulating event. 

Through this opportunity, young teenagers from Israel, Palestine, and the rest of the world engage in discussion and negotiations regarding the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, learning how complex this task truly is. They learn how important but also challenging it is to listen to ‘the other side’. They experience first-hand how deeply intertwined all the different factors of this conflict are, gaining a better understanding of the reasons behind the current status quo and strive to make a change. 

The students truly learn more about the conflict and try to understand all different perspectives. Moreover, they feel empowered by this experience and realize that they have the power to really change things. If a group of teenagers is able to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians at EMIS, why should it not be possible in the ‘adult world’ as well?

This year, the Peace Simulation will prioritise process over product – the goal is not to simply reach a peace agreement for the sake of it but rather gain a deeper understanding of the obstacles that lie in the way of achieving peace. Moreover, rather than tackling the entire Israeli-Palestinian conflict at large, the students will strive to focus on smaller, more realistic approaches to peacemaking. 

Thank you to Tzili Charney and the Leon Charney Resolution Center for enabling our students to be exposed to this experience. Thank you to Sari Marom-Shaanan and Jaime Musso (EMIS ’20) for organising the event. 

Our Goals

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- Get a deeper understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by exploring the two narratives, the main controversies and much more!

- Gain experience in conflict resolution through diplomatic tools and nonviolent communication.

Our Plan

Prep Day 1 (11th of February): Knowledge and Narratives

Prep Day 2 (14th of February): Tools and Communication

Simulation Day (15th of February)

Read on for more information about the guest speakers at our workshops!

Israela Oron

Israela Oron served as Deputy National Security Advisor at Israel’s National Security Council (NSC) during the terms of Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon as prime ministers. In this capacity, Oron briefed the Israeli cabinet on strategic issues and headed inter-agency policy planning projects on several issues, including the Palestinian refugee issue. She is a board member of several NGOs, among them: The Geneva Initiative, Aharai!, Peace and Security Association and is also the steering committee of Ben-Gurion University.

Nivine Sandouka

Nivine Sandouka, is a professional aspiring to achieve social justice, peace and gender equity. She is an expert in the field of program development, management, peace building and gender issues. Currently, she works with the German Association for Development Cooperation – AGEH. She also runs a grassroots based initiative called ‘Judi- from me to you’ that aims to connect women together, and volunteers in several civil society organizations. . She was identified by the USA state department in 2014 as a young leader and participated in the prestigious ‘International Visitor Leadership Program’ on the theme of conflict resolution, and right now serves as an alumni leader.

Jaime Nieman: The Opportunity of the Orange

This workshop will begin with a simple exercise where students will have to explore a basic conflict scenario: One orange and two students sitting face to face. They will need to be creative and develop as many ideas as possible to come up with a resolution to this conflict. The participants' experiences will lead to a larger understanding of conflict outcomes and conflict processes through Johan Galtung's transcend method. Only the most imaginative minds will be able to destroy the contradiction and find transcendence. Will you discover the hidden opportunities of the orange?

Gili Roman: I See Pixels

'What do we actually know about the conflict? Are we bound to see only what we are framed to or can we see reality as it is, if there even is such a thing...'

Einat Cohen: Resilience in Crisis

The Resilience program teaches coping skills, designed to overcome everyday challenges as well as stressful situations. What can we learn from our reactions to a stressful situation? Fight or Flight- is that it? Are there possibilities but the two F's…how does it work and when is it helpful? To be drifted away by the oceans’ current is a metaphor for human reaction when we are caught in " turbulence" that will guide us in the process of coping. This workshop will focus on a few simple methods to apply when recognizing a difficulty including physiological balance, Assertive listening skills and Compassion.

Maayan Agmon: Non-Violent Communication

'We will learn the basic model of NVC and practice it with our own conflicts. We will also explore the four ways of listening and discuss our ability to actively choose the way we listen. At the end there will be time to practice these tools in pairs. Remember it's just a taste and that NVC is a skill that people learn for years.'

Barry Nickelsberg

Barry Nickelsberg is a Chief Development Officer at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia USA. The Center was founded by former US President Jimmy Carter. The Center’s mission is to Wage Peace, Fight Disease and Build Hope.

In 1978, President Carter brokered the first lasting peace accord between the Israel and Egypt. That Middle East Peace Treaty is still in effect today. A key figure in the success of this landmark Treaty was Leon Charney. President Carter often called Mr. Charney an invaluable partner during the 13-day negotiations at Camp David, where the Treaty was agreed upon.

In an attempt to find common ground between Israelis and Palestinians, Nickelsberg has met with hundreds of government and military officials in Israel, the West Bank and in Gaza.

EMIS Peace Simulation 2019

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EMIS Peace Simulation 2018

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Explore our Peace Simulation 2018!