2013

Crack in the Wall

Israel

Since its launch in April 2012, Crack in the Wall (CITW) has provided a neutral platform for more than 10,000 people, including Israelis and Palestinians. It has brought to the forefront the fact that there are Israelis and Palestinians who want to be engaged and who are determined to work together to end the status quo. CITW creates a sense of humanization in the conflict, cracking the walls of hatred and striving to end the conflict.

About The Project

Crack in the Wall a project by The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a social network platform on Facebook that allows Palestinians and Israelis to communicate with one another and express themselves on various topics through video, pictures, and posts with provided translation to the other language. The aim of the project is to foster interactions between nations and generate civic engagement in order to achieve sustainable peace.

In the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the two peoples remain alienated from one another, a separation which is fortified not only by borders, barriers and law but also by feelings of fear, hatred, mistrust, and dehumanization of the other. Given the very limited opportunities to interact, each side of the conflict has become entrenched in its version of history and views the other side as a severe threat to its security.

PCFF is a joint organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. The objective of the organization is to prevent bereavement and to promote dialogue, tolerance, reconciliation and peace amongst families.