“My experience of the trip was profound. It brought out many of the nuances, ambivalences, and difficulties of doing this work as a Jew. It was important to me that our actions were led and directed by Palestinians, and this was something that CJNV seemed to prioritise. Making justice and solidarity work real is tremendously hard, and impossible to do perfectly, but this trip felt like an attempt to undertake coalitional, and internationalist, action alongside Palestinians in the most ethical way possible. It was exciting and enriching to be a part of it.”

“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.”