The Next Generation: Creating New Peace Processes in the Middle East


This essay describes how Israeli students in a course on mediation and consensus building taught in an Israeli university law department by an American law professor and an Israeli instructor analyzed and studied the conflict in the Middle East. It describes the suggestions they made for process design for the next stages of whatever peace process might emerge for the region. In light of the students’ suggestions, the authors present some ideas as to how different approaches to reconciliation and peace might be used, managed, and coordinated.