Palestinian Citizens of Israel Application 2017


"أيادي السلام" هي مؤسسة غير ربحية أمريكية تعمل على توفير فرص حوار بين مجموعات امريكية وفلسطينية واسرائيلية. خلال ١٩ يوما من برنامجها الصيفي يقيم المشاركين به عند عائلات امريكية من خلفيات ثقافية ودينية متنوعة في مدينتي شيكاغو وسان دييغو.

 تسعى " أيادي السلام"  لتشكيل مجموعة  من القيادات الفلسطينية الشابة من كلا الجنسين والذين لديهم القدرة على التعلم من تجربة الحوار؛ الذي يغني التجربة الشخصية والسياسية لهم، ويمكنّهم من مشاركة معانتهم اليومية مع الاحتلال، بالإضافة إلى تطوير قدرات ومهارات الاتصال والقيادة لديهم. 

مواعيد البرنامج الصيفي هي ١٢تموز - ٣١ تموز ٢٠١٧

متطلبات التقديم :  

١-معرفة عن تاريخ الاحتلال والأوضاع الحالية للصراع الفلسطيني الإسرائيلي

٢-القدرة على التحدث  وفهم اللغة الإنجليزية

عمر ما بين ١٥-١٧ عام

٣-الإقامة في إحدى مدن الضفة الغربية أو القدس

٤-حافز قوي ومهارات  تواصل وقيادة


The 2017 application deadline is February 11, 2017, and applications received after this date will not be accepted.

The cost to participate in Hands of Peace is $900 (this fee includes airfare). A non-refundable fee of $400 is due immediately if accepted, with the remainder program fee due at the May/June Orientation. This fee may be reduced in the case of financial need, and we strongly encourage applications from individuals from low-income families. Requests for financial assistance should be made directly to the Executive Director via email at at the time of acceptance into the program. Please save a copy of your completed application and your essay on your own computer in case there is a problem with the online submission. You will receive an email confirmation after you submit your application, but please make sure you enter your correct email address and the correct email address of your parents. 

We are excited that you are planning to apply for the Hands of Peace Summer Program, which will take place July  12 - 31, 2017 in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and San Diego, California, USA.

As a participant of Hands of Peace, you would be the guest of a local family. The families are thoroughly screened, and you would be carefully matched with them in order to provide the best experience possible. The Hands of Peace Summer Program includes facilitated dialogue sessions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, attending different religious services, trying new foods, shopping, participating in teambuilding activities, sports, and seeing the sights of beautiful Chicago or San Diego!

The following are requirements of attending the program:

  • Basic proficiency in English language
  •  A valid passport and visa for travel to the United States. The program fee does not cover any expenses associated with obtaining these necessary documents, but we do assist with the visa application process.
  • Parental permission is indicated by signing a program waiver form, which is collected at the pre-program orientation in May or June.

If accepted, you must travel with the HOP delegation according to the arrangements made for the group. All successful candidates will be available for the entire Summer Program and for Alumni Club activities throughout the year.

To apply:

Complete the application form online by clicking on the link below. If you do not receive a confirmation email within two weeks, please contact Rhonda McCarty at

You must have a valid email address to apply. You may be contacted for an interview within the next several months by a staff member. 

Non-American Application Form