When news from the Middle East travels to the United States, stories of music, food, art, and entrepreneurship are often overshadowed by a conflict that began decades ago. Yet despite the distrust, violence, and human suffering, there is a new generation that sees the promise of justice and an opportunity for change.
Fusion’s Jorge Ramos traveled to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and the West Bank to look at the lives of young Israelis and Palestinians, and find out how they are using music, technology, activism and sports to move forward.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one that has existed for centuries. Many of the people we spoke to, young and old, referenced the very complex nature of this struggle, including how it affects their own identity. Despite the bleak prospect for lasting peace in this region right now, we chose to profile extraordinary individuals, both Israeli and Palestinian, who are the exception to the rule, choosing to see hope above divide. We invite you to continue the conversation using #StateofConflict
STATE OF CONFLICT: Jorge Ramos Reporting from Israel and the West Bank will air on Fusion Tuesday, April 28 at 10 p.m.