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What Can Dialogue Between Israelis and Palestinians Accomplish?

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Palestinian protesters hurl stones during clashes with Israeli forces in the Shuafat Palestinian neighborhood, near the Israeli settlement of Ramat Shlomo, in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on May 14. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images
Palestinian protesters hurl stones during clashes with Israeli forces in the Shuafat Palestinian neighborhood, near the Israeli settlement of Ramat Shlomo, in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on May 14. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images
Palestinian protesters hurl stones during clashes with Israeli forces in the Shuafat Palestinian neighborhood, near the Israeli settlement of Ramat Shlomo, in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem on May 14. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images

How does dialogue help bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians?

In this episode, host Nelufar Hedayat examines the power and limitations of dialogue with three people working to create justice and equality between Israelis and Palestinians.

She speaks with rapper Tamer Nafar, a Palestinian who lives in Israel, about how he uses music to call attention to the lives of his fellow Palestinians in Israel. Then she speaks with Hussein Agha, an advisor to Palestinian leaders who has worked on peace negotiations, about the need to translate dialogue into action. Finally, she talks to Robi Damelin, an Israeli activist who brings Palestinians and Israelis together through shared grief and empathy.

About Course Correction:  [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://foreignpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Course_Correction_Trailer.mp4" poster="https://foreignpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Course_Correction_Trailer.jpg"][/video] The UN estimates that there are 84 million forcibly displaced people around the world, and nearly 27 million of those are considered refugees. These numbers are the highest they have ever been. For season three of Course Correction, Doha Debates is partnering with UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, to illuminate all aspects of the refugee experience. Over the course of six episodes, host Nelufar Hedayat will speak with refugees and other forcibly displaced persons and hear their stories—from the moment they leave their homes to their eventual resettlement or return, detailing arduous journeys that can sometimes last years or even decades. We’ll examine the challenges that stateless people face, the work being done to assist them, and the ways in which the global community can provide further support and solutions.  See All Episodes

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Part 6: Finding Acceptance

In Part 6 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, host Nelufar Hedayat talks to weightlifter, nurse, and refugee Cyrille Tchatchet about his journey.

Part V: The Path to Permanence

In Part 5 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, host Nelufar Hedayat talks to actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Mahira Khan about the role host countries play in a refugee’s journey.

Part IV: Pursuing Education

In Part 4 of Course Correction’s special series on refugees and forcibly displaced people, host Nelufar Hedayat talks to actor and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett about the importance of education for refugees.

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