Julia Chaitin, PhD, is a social psychologist with a focus on peace-building. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work at the Sapir College. Julia has published extensively on the psycho-social aspects of the long-term effects of the Holocaust and the Israeli- Palestinian conflict on Jews and Arabs/Palestinians. In addition to her academic work, she is also a peace/ social justice activist, who is active in Other Voice which brings together Israelis and Palestinians on both sides of the Gaza border.
The presence of Israelis, Palestinians and Germans in encounter groups who engage in
deep reflective dialogue with one another, has decreased the ignorance and apathy of
the participants and provides an important basis for concrete activism towards peace
and social justice.