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David developed and maintains the CJNV website. He has been an anti-occupation activist since the 1980’s. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, David is a frequent speaker on nonviolent civil disobedience, direct action and solidarity activism challenging the Israeli occupation of Palestine. In the aftermath of the 2014 Gaza War, David met Ilana Sumka the founding director of the CJNV. Since then, he has participated in three CJNV delegations to Israel and Occupied Palestine. David is a professor of educational studies and digital technology.

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The world you want to see is built on connection.

CJNV's theory of change is simple: we believe that effective, principled and lasting nonviolent resistance to occupation and injustice can only emerge from authentic and long-term relationships between Palestinians, Israeli Jews and international Jews.

But cultivating relationships takes time, intention, and care. They can't just happen online. And they can't happen just once a year.

Help us answer this call from our partner Nasser, from A-Tuwani:
We crossed a threshold and we feel very strong. Across the region everyone is ready for another action and ready for even stronger actions. Everyone is asking when we will do a project with them.

Artwork by Daria Eisner.