Our Mission

To improve the health of marginalized people living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories via community-based interventions.

Who We Are

Healing Across the Divides is an American 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2004 that supports Israeli and Palestinian health initiatives that result in:

  • Documented improved health status in the context of individual and community empowerment.
  • Increased clinical knowledge base for Palestinian and Israeli health professionals.
  • Exchange of ideas pertaining to violence prevention particularly between health professionals and students.
  • Enhanced awareness of health and human rights.
  • Increased awareness on the part of policymakers and other interested parties of the obstacles to improvement in the health of both Israelis and Palestinians.

We take a long term view that increasing organizational capacity of the groups we fund will directly and indirectly contribute to the ability of Israelis and Palestinians to compromise and thus help achieve peace.

Our Work

We support community-based health initiatives in Israel and the West Bank whose efforts improve the health and well-being of marginalized communities while helping to forge inter-agency cooperation and mutual understanding. Our support comes in the form of extensive financial, technical, and organizational assistance. Such assistance (provided for a period of 1-3 years) is contingent upon the documented success of organizations to improve the health of the population they serve.

We also specializes in educational initiatives that lead to improved health within the context of peace-building. In all our initiatives, we examine the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict as a paradigm for other areas of conflict throughout the world. Learn about our projects.

Meet Our Team

Meet our Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors, and Executive Director.

Design: Shai Zauderer, Developed by Migo