“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 experience left me deeply troubled, but also more hopeful then ever. I feel so grateful for this opportunity to see more fully the reality of the occupation and to be part of a brave, vibrant, brilliant community of people — Palestinians, Israelis, and international Jews — who are actively working to dismantle it. I feel renewed in my conviction that Occupation is NOT my Judaism, and that the work defining what IS my Judaism has tremendous spiritual, communal, and political potency for liberation.”

“CJNV delegations are made up of one precious and poignant moment after another. The quality of the action planning and coordination was great so I felt ready to put myself in harm’s way to defend Palestinians’ rights to the land. I have met a lot of amazing people on delegations. CJNV trips definitely add personal and powerful fuel to the fire of my work for justice for Palestine.”

“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.”

“One of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done. It made me think about and do activist work in a different way than I’ve ever done before.”

“The trip did so much to show us the lived experience of Palestinians, but also to problematize and not hide any of the complicated aspects of our own interactions in this space as outsiders. I was inspired by the incredible Palestinian activists we worked with and feel energized to bring this work back to the US.”

“The CJNV trip provided an opportunity to be in authentic and continuing solidarity with many groups of courageous Palestinians nonviolent and proactively resisting the occupation. I learned and unlearned more than I ever would have imagined. It resituated my thinking and orientation at a deep level, deepening my commitments to anti-occupation activism.”

“In working with CJNV this summer, I gained a deep and nuanced understanding of the situation on the ground in the Occupied Territories. I participated in inspiring nonviolent activism led by Palestinian and Israeli organizers working each and every day to end an unjust and untenable situation. And I came away with an even stronger motivation to bring what I learned and saw back to the United States, to educate my home Jewish communities about struggles that are too often ignored.”

“I was able to both witness the relationships between anti-occupation activists on the ground and connect with anti-occupation activists from across the world. As a result, these 10 days provided a foundation of community-building necessary for ongoing, worldwide nonviolent resistance to the occupation.”

“Having worked closely with our dedicated and courageous Palestinian partners, my work to end the occupation is now grounded in the hearts, hands, and lands I came to know on this trip. This trip will sustain my work in the U.S. to continue building a movement to end the American Jewish establishment’s support for the occupation.”

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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.