The Institute of Palestine and South Africa (IPSA) in collaboration with In Transformation have begun the first session of the Forum for Dialogue for Palestine “The Future of Palestine: A National Project”.
IPSA is a non-governmental institute funded by South African civil society. The main emphasis of the work is diplomacy and the use of art in nation building in South Africa and Palestine. In Transformation was invited to run these workshops because of their extensive experience in dealing with conflict resolution in 12 countries.
The four workshops are designed to facilitate a constructive process of dialogue between Palestinian political parties, youth, women, and academics, whilst drawing on the South African experience. Palestinians can find inspiration and hope from the South African struggle to aid with the unification of Palestinians, whether through supporting this initiative or any other form deemed appropriate.
The initiative aims to engage all Palestinian political parties, political and civil organizations in an inclusive dialogue to shape the future of Palestine and Palestinians alike. It seeks to connect Palestine political parties with Palestinian solidarity organizations. It also aims to contribute to improving the lives of Palestinians living within; the Green Line, in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and elsewhere.
This initiative is about creating the conditions for an inclusive dialogue among Palestinian political activists, intellectuals, academics, youth field leaders and activists from within Palestine and the diaspora. In addition, this process aims to explore all possible avenues for empowering a Palestinian national political discourse that aims for a better future for all Palestinians.
This initiative seeks to help reform and improve the existing framework within the entities in order to achieve comprehensive and geographically extensive representation for the Palestinians everywhere who are interested in the struggle for liberation and self-determination.