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Talitha Kumi, P.O.Box 7, Beit Jalah,
Palestinian National Authority

US Contact: Robert Loeb
Phone/fax: 973-748-6113

PRIME's Mission

PRIME is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization established by Palestinian and Israeli researchers in 1998 with the help of the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. PRIME's purpose is to pursue mutual coexistence and peace-building through joint research and outreach activities.

Committed to

Reducing existing asymmetries and inequalities between Israelis and Palestinians.

Complete parity, symmetry and equality between the two sides within the Institute.

Promoting human rights and full academic freedom.

Independence from political interests of either side.

Demonstrating practical solidarity when its principles are threatened or violated.

Striving for scholarly excellence.


To build an intellectual infrastructure of peace.

To influence the public agenda in Israel and Palestine.

To offer ideas and proposals to overcome obstacles in peace-building.

To develop concepts as to how long-term regional issues are to be addressed.

To train an new generation of leaders, committed to peaceful coexistence and cooperation.

To contribute to the strengthening of civil society.

To serve as a reference center for cooperative activities.

To encourage joint academic activities among PRIME's members.



Sami Adwan, Ph.D.
Box 7 Biet Jala PNA
Tel. 02-2777707,

Eyal Naveh, Ph.D.
Department of History, Tel Aviv University and Kibbutzim College of Education
Phone: 09-7419684
Mobile: 054-6343316

In Memoriam

Prof. Dan Bar-On, the Co-founder of PRIME with Prof. Adwan, passed away in September 2008.

Please note

Until recently this website listed individuals who had served on PRIME's founding Executive Committee and General Assembly, but many of these individuals are no longer active or deceased. We sincerely apologize for this oversight and for any inconvenience it may have caused.

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