Lihi Naim of Herzliya, Israel, laughs as Eden Vaknin of Tibearis, Israel, feeds her a bite of cantaloupe July 22 while preparing snacks for the participants in Tomorrow’s Women peace camp held in Galisteo for teen girls from Israel and the Palestinian territories. Naim and Vaknin helped out this year as senior young leaders after previously attending the workshops.

GALISTEO — Four young women chatted and laughed as they prepared afternoon snacks for 13 teens — girls from Israel and the Palestinian territories who had gathered at a camp thousands of miles from their conflict-stricken homelands.

The women are former campers who returned to Galisteo to serve as mentors at the Tomorrow’s Women peace camp — formerly known as Creativity for Peace — and help the younger first-timers learn to better understand themselves and other girls they might have once viewed as enemies.

For nearly two decades, the nonprofit has held the summer camp south of Santa Fe for Israeli and Palestinian teen girls who hope to foster peace.


Nader Younis of Nazareth, Israel, cuts pineapple July 22 for a fruit tray for the participants in the Tomorrow's Women peace camp. The event brings together teen girls in Galisteo from Israel and the Palestinian territories. Younis participated in the camp years ago and assisted as a senior young leader.

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