By seeking to police all interactions between Israeli Jews and Palestinians, the movement prevents any progress in advancing coexistence and achieving peace.
Huda Abuarquob is the Alliance for Middle East Peace's first on-the-ground regional director. She has years of experience in conflict resolution, NGO leadership, and social change education and activism, as well as a life-long commitment to building strong people-to-people Israeli-Palestinian relations. She is a well-known speaker on issues related to Middle East politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
After studying conflict transformation and peace studies as a Fulbright scholar, she worked as an executive director, a program director, and an NGO consultant to a number of organizations in the United States, Israel, and Palestine. She is a co-founder of the Center for Transformative Education and has taught and trained hundreds of students in Israel and the United States. She has long been an active leader in grassroots Palestinian initiatives focused on women’s empowerment and people-to-people diplomacy.
Previously, Huda worked as a teacher, trainer, and consultant for the Palestinian Education Ministry for 15 years. She earned her M.A. in conflict transformation and peace studies from Eastern Mennonite University and her B.A. in education for social change from Al-Quds Open University in Jerusalem.
Huda is the oldest of 12 children, the daughter of respected Palestinian educators, and an aunt to 22 nieces and nephews. Born in Jerusalem, she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East, lived for six years in the United States, and now resides in Hebron.