“This is a trip I would recommend to any Jewish or non-Jewish person. There is nothing as good as being there to understand what the Occupation is truly like. The opportunity to engage in authentic solidarity activism is so rare, and felt like sacred work that had a healing effect on both us international folks and local Israelis and Palestinians. The trip renewed my commitment to anti-occupation work in the American Jewish community.”

“We were doing it all together, the activists joined all together and brought their own expertise, they talked about their own women’s groups…This is how we have to work, bringing groups together so that all people feel that special kind of hope and trust that allows them to overcome violence.”

“It was not a show – cleaning a field that wasn’t clean for 20 years, carrying in huge amounts of materials, challenging the soldiers, opening the area right beneath Baruch Marzel’s house. The family can walk now, with trash and barbed wire removed. The family felt it, they knew it wasn’t photo ops.”