Support to the Palestine-Israel Journal
The Palestine-Israel Journal is a non-profit organization, founded in 1994 by Ziad Abu-Zayyad and Victor Cygielman, two prominent Palestinian and Israeli journalists, and was established concurrently with the first phases of the Oslo peace process to encourage dialogue between civil societies on both sides and broaden the base of support for the peace process. It was obvious from the start that, alongside the institutional efforts of Palestinians and Israelis, channels of communication must be opened for academics and other intellectuals, opinion and policy makers, grassroots organizations and activists to voice their views and take part in the public debate for a democratic and just solution to the conflict.
The project provides general support to the Palestine-Israel Journal to conduct its work and publish the journal itself.
In specific the grant of the Austrian Development Cooperation focuses on an evaluation of the people-to-people approach in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. A special edition of the Palestine-Israel Journal will be dedicated to this specific aspect of the contribution of civil society to peace-building.