Testimonials – old

“The STEP Fellows have remain engaged in the program and with each other as colleagues and friends. Importantly, these young Israelis and Palestinians have gone on to start their own cooperative programs. The intensity of the students’ engagement and their commitment to the science diplomacy mission is evidence of STEP’s uniqueness and success.”

AARON CIECHANOVER, MD
Former Provost and Senior Vice President Tufts University Massachusetts

“Being a STEP Fellows means that I will be a member of a great community that has an amazing cause which is defining the real need of global science which is love and peace.” STEP FELLOW

“This program is special. And you guys are special. We wish you weren’t so special in many ways. We wish that this program was part of normality, that crossing the divide wasn’t such a unique set of circumstances.”

ROB DIXON, PHD
Former Deputy Head of Mission The British Embassy, Tel Aviv

“I also believe that researchers have a role, more than just doing research and publishing and working in the lab. They also have to do social change and this is the social change we can do. Just by working together and showing that we can do this. We have a very strong message to politicians, yes: Peace is possible and we can do this change.”

NIHAYA DAOUD, MPH, PHD
Senior Lecturer Ben Gurion University

“I just see it happening on the bench. We have some conflicts or the experiment didn’t work out, and come help me on this, and it generates this closeness and also, it overflows into daily life and it also overflows into conversations that are outside of science and I think this is the essence of STEP.” TAL BURSTYN-COHEN, PHD Researcher and STEP Mentor/Faculty Hebrew University, Jerusalem

“This program is special. And you guys are special. We wish you weren’t so special in many ways. We wish that this program was part of normality, that crossing the divide wasn’t such a unique set of circumstances.”

ROB DIXON, PHD
Former Deputy Head of Mission The British Embassy, Tel Aviv