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Our Priorities
Advancing Middle East Peace and Security Through Research and Education

Public discourse and understanding about the Middle East — and in particular, the State of Israel — is often clouded by falsehoods and misinformation. The Becker Charitable Trust supports research and educational efforts that bring accuracy, context, and understanding to the global conversation about Israel and the Middle East, with the goal of promoting peace and security in the region. 


 

Featured Grantees

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is America’s largest research institute devoted exclusively to the study of the Middle East. It works to inject the discipline of scholarship into the making of U.S. Middle East policy, bringing together an extraordinary research staff that speak the region's languages, have lived and worked there, and often hail from the Middle East itself.

Washington Institute
Tiyul-Rihla

Tiyul-Rihla

Tiyul-Rihla brings to life the narratives of Jews and of Palestinians through immersive educational programming that bridges the divide across these communities. The organization takes Israeli Jews and West Bank Palestinians together on multi-day excursions throughout Israel and the West Bank. Their motto is “Study the Past; Understand the Present; Change the Future.”

Tiyul-Rihla
IMPACT-SE

IMPACT-SE
IMPACT-se, the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Culture Tolerance in School Education, is a research, policy and advocacy organization that is dedicated to preventing extremist influence in schools across the Middle East. Their groundbreaking methodology analyzes textbooks and other educational materials to ensure that UNESCO standards of peace and tolerance are being upheld.