Advancing Trust and Reconciliation among Palestinians and Israelis

In 2007, the Center began an informal diplomatic effort, funded by the U.S. State Department, to aid in the rebuilding of trust between Israel and the Palestinian territories.  With the participation of Middle East Envoy Dennis Ross, and an interreligious dialogue led by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, this project used the fields of scientific and medical cooperation as grounds for concrete confidence building, alongside discussions between Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders.