The Problem We Address: A central mechanism of the Occupation is divide-and-conquer which isolates the efforts and struggles of communities and individuals, oftentimes pitting them against each other. This weakens and deflects those efforts away from the underlying problem, the system of Occupation.
How We Address It: CJNV strengthens and uplifts a robust and connected movement of Palestinians, Israelis and diaspora Jews committed to active shared-resistance. These relationships of solidarity and co-resistance disrupt the material and ideological systems that uphold Occupation and oppress communities on both sides of the Green Line.
The entire premise of the Center for Jewish Nonviolence is that there’s power in using our privilege as Jews from the Diaspora to resist the occupation in solidarity with Palestinian and Israeli nonviolent activists.
We strive for a future that honors the full equality and shared humanity of both Palestinians and Israelis. We seek to bring a just and equitable end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza and a dismantling of the connected systems of oppression that harm communities on both sides of the Green Line: Palestinian and Israeli; Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Druze.
The Center for Jewish Nonviolence works with many Palestinian and Israeli organizations and activists. We see a critical part of our work as connecting and uplifting active shared-resistance to the occupation.
We are a diverse array of Jews and Jewish allies from around the world, from our 20’s to our 70’s. We represent a diversity of socio-economic statuses, gender and racial identities and sexual orientations, and we are diverse in our political opinions and affiliations. We are diverse in our observance or non-observance of Judaism.