Shaping a New Middle East
Sharaka (’Partnership’ in Arabic) is working to shape a new Middle East, built on dialogue, understanding, cooperation and friendship.
Following the historic signing of the Abraham Accords in September of 2020, youth leaders from Israel and the Gulf came together to meet and explore each other’s countries and cultures. Sharaka was born out of this mutual exchange of visits.
The goal was as simple as it was ambitious: to translate the governmental agreements to the popular level.
Sharaka is unique in that it includes Israelis and Arabs, Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze from around the Middle East, working together in partnership.
Sharaka seeks to position itself as a main actor promoting warm peace and normalization on the people-to-people level between Israel and the broader MENA region; and act as as a hub for non-governmental collaborations and expertise, especially among the younger generation.
Our goal is to create people-to-people engagement and help form human connections and understanding, while promoting greater understanding and positive engagement of the international community in the Middle East. We believe that the Abraham Accords opened the doors, but it is up to us, the people, to walk through it.