Jewish, Palestinian group in joint intern program


WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Jewish and a Palestinian-American group are running a joint intern program.

Under the program, Americans for Peace Now will host a Palestinian this summer and the American Task Force for Palestine will host an Israeli student.

"This initiative is a profound expression of the solid common ground that Jewish Americans and Arab Americans share in our joint struggle to promote Middle East peace," APN President Debra DeLee said in a joint release Monday with the American Task Force for Palestine. Both groups advocate for a two-state solution.

The program is run under the auspices of New Story Leadership, a Washington-based group that brings together Israelis and Palestinians under 30 to learn more about the other’s narrative.

The interns will work with other interns already hosted by the two groups.

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