What You Can Learn From an Israel-Palestine Video Game

Asi Burak, the creator of Peacemaker, explains how the Israel-Palestine conflict simulator can be used for social action.

Samantha Cowan is the digital producer for TakePart Live. She previously worked for the Oprah Winfrey Network.
To win at the PeaceMaker video game, the player must create two independent states that live in peace. Whether choosing to play the Palestinian president or the Israeli prime minister, users have their assumptions and knowledge tested.
 
The game's creator, Asi Burak, lived in Israel for more than 30 years and served with the intelligence corps for five. The game offers perspectives from both sides: Players can see the consequences of their actions, as opposed to being passive news consumers, and possibly find a way to create peace.

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