$0.00 – $6.00
Imam Soliman, under the direction of David Fairman
Seven-person, multi-issue facilitated negotiation among Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the West Bank city of Hebron to discuss land claims, security, and border control
The Future of Hebron is a role simulation from the Workable Peace Curriculum Series unit on Managing Conflict in the Middle East.
This simulation is set in the West Bank city of Hebron. Although Israeli troops have withdrawn from other Palestinian cities on the West Bank, they continue to control about one-fifth of the city of Hebron on order to protect a Jewish community centered around the Tomb of the Patriarchy and the Il Ibrahami Mosque.
During the last two years, Palestinians living in Hebron have protested continued Israeli occupation, and have sometimes attacked Israelis in the hope of forcing an Israeli withdrawal from the city. At the same time, Israeli settlers and soldiers have arrested and attacked Palestinians whom they see as threats to their security.
Both Palestinian and Israeli leaders have decided that the continuing violence in Hebron will jeopardize the possibility of lasting peace between the two groups. Both leaders fear that extremists groups will use violence to stop the peace process. The leaders are not sure that they can trust each other, let alone representatives of the extremist groups. Nevertheless, the have agreed to hold a meeting in Hebron to discuss land claims, security, and border control.
TEACHING POINTS INCLUDE:
- Importance of clarifying interests
- Importance of rebuilding lost trust
- Usefulness of objective criteria
- Usefulness of neutral facilitators
- Importance of agenda-setting
- Importance of understanding the human dimension in ethnic conflict
- Difficulty of proposing solutions without grasping the complexity of the relationship
- Challenges in dealing with intra-group dynamics; and causes of inter-group conflict escalation
Teacher's Package includes:
- History and General Instructions
- Confidential Instructions for Israeli Government Official, Israeli Military Officer, Israeli Settlers Representative, PLO Official, Chief of Palestinian Police for Hebron, and Hamas Supporter
- Framework for a Workable Peace
- Master List of Player Goals
- Teaching Note
If you would like additional information about the Workable Peace framework and teaching materials, including information about teacher training and support, please contact Workable Peace Co-Directors David Fairman or Stacie Smith at:
The Consensus Building Institute, Inc.
238 Main Street, Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02142
Future of Hebron, The Attributes
|Time required:||3-5 hours|
|Number of participants:||7|
|Neutral third party present:||Facilitator|
|Teaching notes available:||Yes|