Mission & Values

Solutions Not Sides is an education programme that exists to provide humanising encounters, diverse narratives and critical-thinking tools in order to empower young people with the knowledge, empathy and skills to promote dialogue and conflict resolution, and to challenge prejudice in the UK.

It enables young people to see those affected as fellow human beings, helping them to understand and embrace the complexity of the problem, and empowering them towards seeking solutions.

Our Declaration of Principles:

The subject of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be approached according to the following principles by speakers and staff of Solutions Not Sides:

  1. Acknowledgment that the remit of Solutions Not Sides is not advocacy, partisan solidarity or normalisation
  2. Concern for the human rights and national interests of both sides, having regard for freedom, equality, security and peace for all Israelis and Palestinians
  3. Understanding that the status quo does not currently achieve this
  4. Commitment to pursue a win-win outcome
  5. Acceptance that the leaders on both sides bear responsibility for bringing about a resolution to the conflict
  6. Open-mindedness to embrace continuous learning about the complexity of the various narratives
  7. Willingness to accept the legitimacy of others’ personal stories and experiences and to model respectful disagreement
  8. Rejection of conspiracy theories and a blame culture
  9. Intolerance of Antisemitism,  Islamophobia and racism
  10. Declaration that violence on either side of the conflict will not be promoted or endorsed in any way
Our partners


  • Educational sessions for secondary schools ages 14-18
  • Educational sessions for youth groups ages 14-18
  • Leadership skills training for ages 16-19
  • Training sessions for teachers, educators and community leaders