What happens in our sessions and what are we trying to achieve?

For more details on our sessions, please see below:

Solutions Not Sides Programme Principles

The subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be approached according to the following principles by speakers and staff of Solutions Not Sides:

1.  Acknowledgment that the remit of Solutions Not Sides is not advocacy, partisan solidarity or normalisation

2.  Concern for the human rights and national interests of both sides, having regard for freedom, equality, security and peace for all Israelis and Palestinians

3.  Understanding that the status quo does not currently achieve this

4.  Commitment to pursue a win-win outcome

5.  Acceptance that both sides bear responsibility for bringing about a resolution to the conflict 

6.  Open-mindedness to embrace continuous learning about the complexity of the various narratives 

7.  Willingness to accept the legitimacy of others’ personal stories and experiences and to model respectful disagreement

8.  Rejection of conspiracy theories and a blame culture

9.  Intolerance of Antisemitism and Anti-Muslim racism

10.               Declaration that violence on either side of the conflict will not be promoted or endorsed in any way