Each side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict feels the same way and disagrees with the other when interpreting everyday developments. The status quo is dangerously unsustainable. But strong consensus on both sides exists for the two-state solution.
OneVoice dares you to look beyond the excuses and recycled approaches sweeping the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and share a different vision of a region living in peace and security.
Visualizing life after the conflict has ended shows the tangible gains of a permanent resolution and compels compromise and mobilization by both sides to make the future happen now.
What will it take to end the conflict? What will it look like after the conflict has ended? What is your role in ending the conflict?
Following the emergence of the Annapolis Accords in 2008, OneVoice conceived Imagine 2018 to offer a glimpse of a brighter future and transform the sense of apathy and despair into hope and positive change.
Working in conjunction with the Palestinian and Israeli ministries of education, OneVoice launched an essay contest in classrooms throughout Israel and the West Bank, asking Israeli and Palestinian children (ages 13-17) to visualize what the region would look like in 10 years if a peace agreement were to be signed. From 2,500 submissions, winning essays were chosen on their potential to inspire citizens to build a future based on two states for two peoples.
The most creative and provocative essays were published in Hebrew and Arabic, and disseminated to dozens of top Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Following their overwhelming success and popularity, OneVoice reached out to leading Israeli, Palestinian, and Hollywood filmmakers and asked them to each select one essay as inspiration for a 1-5 minute short film.
Now, OneVoice wants you to participate in our multimedia campaign and let your voice be heard. By submitting a vision you agree to OneVoice's terms and conditions.
This is really up to you! As a starting point, think about what will Israel and Palestine look like in 2018.
A vision can be anything you want: play a song, read a poem, perform a skit, create a short film, take photographs, or anything else you feel expresses your views. Please see below for the requirements for each type of submission.
Tell the world your vision through a webcam or get interviewed by a friend.
Maximum length: 90 seconds
Express yourself through song, dance, or words.
Maximum length: 3 minutes
NOTE: You must own the rights to your piece.
This can be anything from a painting to a scale model of downtown Jerusalem in 2018, all we ask is that you either photograph or film it–-do not mail the actual piece to us.
Maximum length: 2 minutes
You can either e-mail us your photographs, including a text file with captions, or create a slideshow movie
Maximum length: 2 minutes
NOTE: You must own the rights to your photos.
Make a short film, or perform a play or skit.
Maximum length: 10 minutes
All you need in order to share your vision is a webcam or camcorder. A few things to bear in mind:
For more information, consult our How-To video.
First of all, create a YouTube account. Once you have that, you can either:
Once your video is uploaded, e-mail us the link at email@example.com.
If you create a photograph or other artwork vision, simply e-mail your files directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.