Peace-Making Gamers Take on Middle East Conflict
Think you could give Bibi Netanyahu a run for his money? It’s easy to judge from afar, but a newly redesigned-for-mobile game asks players to face up to the complexities and frustrations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Peacemaker” allows gamers to play as either the Israeli prime minister or president of the Palestinian Authority, with the goal of achieving a peaceful two-state solution. It may seem to trivialize a serious conflict, but the creators aim to encourage empathy and compromise.