The PNE project, which started in 2010, invites groups of Israelis and Palestinians to a process in which they get to know the personal and national narrative of the "other", as an important step in the road to reconciliation between the two peoples. The process includes a variety of activities, such as an historical lecture about the national narratives, site visits to learn about the national trauma of each side (the Holocaust and the Nakba) and more.
The project aims to break down the psychological, if not physical barriers between the two people and provides a platform for those involved in the conflict to communicate and share with one another.
The process is facilitated by members of the PCFF – bereaved Israelis and Palestinians – that create a safe space for an empathetic dialogue. The project helps people move beyond exclusive truths, and begin to empathize and understand other perspectives on the same events.
More than 30 groups were conducted since the beginning of the project. Today, hundreds of project alumni are taking part in activities to promote peace and reconciliation, including the development of joint projects that address shared concerns.