Non-partisan education on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Solutions Not Sides seeks to tackle Antisemitism, Anti-Muslim Hate and polarisation around the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the UK. The programme provides humanising encounters and focuses on possible solutions based on understanding both sides’ narratives. The aim is to shift attitudes away from supporting one side against the other, and towards seeking a solution for the human beings involved.

We do this through an innovative programme of training and workshops with young people that includes:

  • Educational sessions for 15-18 year olds and 18-25 year-olds 
  • The chance to hear first-hand perspectives from young Israeli and Palestinian peace activists
  • Training sessions for teachers and community leaders

The programme has been formulated with the input of both Israelis and Palestinians, as well as senior members of Jewish and Muslim communities, is designed to prepare students to make a positive, solutions-focused contribution to debates on Israel-Palestine.

Solutions Not Sides has delivered conflict resolution training, provided education, and facilitated discussion on the conflict in the UK since 2010, engaging thousands of students in the process.

The speakers were informative and highly engaging and pitched this complex issue at the right level inspiring many questions in our students
— Teacher, Graveney School, London
“I learnt a lot and realised that what has happened to both sides is very complex and people should try to reach peace rather than arguing”
— Student, Bingley Grammar School, Bradford
What I liked most about the sessions was that they were quite detailed and gave both sides’ opinions. I liked that they were balanced as well
— Student, Yardleys School
I am now no longer pro-Israel or pro-Palestine, but pro-solution
— Student from Al-Hikmah school, Luton
It has improved my overall understanding of the conflict going on and made me appreciate that events that occur around the world don’t only consist of what the media shows us.
— Student from Chingford School, London
Lesson was engaging and well-planned. Really good ideas shared, sensitive issues well tackled. Student response was superb
— Teacher, Queensbury Academy, Dunstable