Crossing Divides - Solutions For Peace [world Service]

Episodes

First
Broadcast
Comments
20180421

Can grassroots initiatives really have a meaningful impact on peace?

An innovative new weekly programme looking at how we can solve the world's problems.

BBC World Hacks travels to Israel and the Palestinian Territories for a special programme for the BBC’s Crossing Divides season. Could attempts to bring ordinary Israelis and Palestinians together be more successful in solving an apparently endless conflict than talks between politicians? We’ll visit the women behind an unusual fashion brand, the school designed to bring two communities together, the ordinary people trying to negotiate their own peace agreement, and explore how the ancient game of backgammon might help bridge divides. Can grassroots initiatives like these really have a meaningful influence?

Image: Participants of the peace talks Credit: BBC