Political trust is generally defined as citizens’ confidence in political institutions. But what do we do when political institutions are absent, co-opted or hollowed out? How can we build greater trust across society in the face of the divisive projects of settler colonialism and apartheid, and in light of internal divisions increasingly exposed in an era of social media? What lessons can we learn and adapt from other contexts? And how important is embracing diversity across the rich spectrum that makes up the Palestinian experience?