“We kind of believe that a war zone like Israel and Palestine and Gaza is a factor of old stories playing out and capturing old-style leadership,” he told AFP. “We’re creating an alternative story by opening up a space of possibility for five young Israelis and five young Palestinians with a proven track record of activism who want change.” Sister programs have engaged young adults from South Africa and Northern Ireland. Applicants must be college students up to the age of 27 with leadership potential and a willingness to step out of their comfort zone. View gallery Asi Garbarz, an Israeli student in the New Story Leadership (NSL) program, sits outside the Thomas J “If you don’t want to risk having your mind changed, NSL is not the program for you,” its website (www.newstoryleadership.org) warns.
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