goal is to reveal the Palestinian perspective and impart personal
experiences from the Conflict. This is a priceless opportunity
for personal contact with people living directly in a troubled
region at the centre of the international focus. It will allow
the international participants to gain valuable insight into what
the people directly involved in this conflict are thinking.
Likewise, it will provide the Palestinian students with a chance
to see how they are perceived by the outside world. The open
dialogue will reveal very valuable facts and information to both
sides that the each needs to know in order to fully understand the
otherís stance and viewpoints. Through the Video
Conference, students would like to discuss the different topics of
The Zajel Youth Exchange Program
originated from a dream to develop an exchange program that brings
together youth of diverse regions and backgrounds from around the
world in order to interact with and learn about each other and
Palestinian Society. Through the Zajel Program, everybody can
express his/her own point of view, where they all can discuss and
understand each other, and the Palestine question.
Zajel aims to create a dynamic
learning environment for cultural understanding, and to provide
experience in sharing and partnership in order to achieve better
understanding and respect between people. Overall, its goal is to
build a wide network of young people willing to make a difference
and truly act as democrat leaders for change in their societies.
1. To raise awareness of the issues and problems
Middle East and enhance understanding of the
Palestine Question. This would be of particular benefit to
broaden the understanding of students of Journalism, Political
Science, Middle East Studies, History and International Relations.
2. To provide a clearer picture about what is
happening in the occupied lands. we would like to get benefit of the
technology of the Video Conference in order to shed light on
3. To give first hand accounts of the occupation. To
reveal insight into the life and thoughts of the people living in
Palestine. It will also allow Palestinians to see how they are
viewed from abroad.
4. To learn about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
from a perspective rarely brought into the mainstream Western
discourse. The hope is to initiate an open-minded discussion that
includes the Palestinian perspective.
Conference duration is 90 minutes. The exact timetable of the
Video Conference and topics will have to be worked out mutually by
both sides in the partnership. The
dialogue will allowing the participants to:
Debate and discuss their opinions about the
Express his/her opinion about the Middle East
Reply to one anotherís questions
Note: We use the
ISDN lines. The Video Conference lines are :
can organize the Video Conference via IP.
If you are interested to
organize a video conference with our university students and
faculty, Do not hesitate to contact us at;
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