News Articles and Videos

Radio Reports

Israeli, Palestinian Teens Seek Common Ground on Chicago's North ShoreWBEZ (a Chicago NPR affiliate), Lynette Kalsnes, Worldview Program, August 18, 2009


Video Reports

Program unites diverse group of teens to discuss issues in MideastWGNTV, July 21, 2014

For first time in San Diego, Israeli and Palestinian teens work for peaceKPBS, July 16, 2014


Chicago Event a Great Success, Chicago Tribune Suburban edition, May 13, 2015

Hands of Peace bring Middle East teens together, San Diego Jewish World, February 28, 2015

Summer Program Gives Teens New Perspectives, Rotary International, January 27, 2015

"I went to peace camp in the middle of a war" (op-ed), Ha'aretz, August 12, 2014

Young Citizen Diplomats Plan Future Peace, Public News Service, July 30, 2014

Middle Eastern, American youth clasp hands of peace, Del Mar Times, July 23, 2014

US dialogue camps for Israeli, Palestinian teens struggle through Gaza-Israel conflict, Ha'aretz, July 22, 2014 

Israeli, Palestinian teens meet in CarlsbadSan Diego Union Tribune, July 18, 2014

In US, fearful campers eye Middle East conflict, AP, July 18, 2014

Local program lets Israeli, Palestinian teens look past differencesChicago Tribune, July 10, 2014 

Making friendship work for peace, Coast News, July 2, 2014

Hands of Peace bridges bordersTorch (Glenbrook North High School student newspaper), Sept 28, 2012

Teacher launching local interfaith Hands of Peace programRancho Santa Fe Review, Sept 5, 2012

Winnetka family hosts Hands of Peace picnicGlencoe Sun Times, July 19, 2012 

Peace-Making Teens Return to the North ShoreWinnetka Glencoe Patch, July 14, 2012

The faces and Hands of PeaceWinnetka Current, July 13, 2012

Big night, big plans for Hands of PeacePioneer Press, April 22, 2011

ABC News by Leah Hope July 19, 2007 (WLS) 
Two groups of children, one Israeli and one Palestinian, are bringing a message of peace to Chicago and they're sharing their vision at local high schools.

Hands of Peace Builds Future LeadersMonthly Aspectarian

NewsUCC Ministries 

Hands of Peace program in its Lucky-Seventh YearTriblocal,  July 11, 2009

Israeli, Palestinian Teens Complete Two Weeks of Coexistence in Chicago SuburbsTriblocal, August 3, 2009

Hands of Peace ProgramEvanston Roundtable

Israeli, Palestinian teens talk peaceCommon Ground News Service


It's so important to send our future generation to such programs, so they will have a better future than we had.  We have nothing to pass but a huge thanks for every one who made this program as successful as it is. 

Basma and Yahiya, parents of Palestinian participant