“After returning to the U.S., the embodied memory of my time with CJNV– the coresistance, the connected struggle, and witnessing the urgency and stakes of the problem continue to fuel, clarify, and sharpen my organizing.”

“As a member of All That’s Left who is committed to sustained, on-the-ground resistance to the Occupation, I see how engaging with CJNV – even considering the brevity of delegations – energizes and reinforces the efforts of our activist community here. I see how these delegations are opportunities to uplift the work and voices of our Palestinian partners…I look forward to continuing to work together to resist occupation and annexation and work towards a world of justice and liberation for all.”

“CJNV’s work is unique…we believe in being a movement of leaders, in using our diversity as our strength, and in loving each other fiercely. We know that there is no substitute for being in community, with Palestinians and Israelis, on the ground.”

“I was deeply moved by my experience with the Center for Jewish Nonviolence. I thought I might leave Israel and Palestine more confused than when I arrived — unable to hold the seeming contradictions and all of the complexity and pain that comes with them. But surprisingly, I left feeling more whole than when I arrived, with each of these truths stored in my body in the form of conversations, smells and sounds, faces, and the land itself.”

“I am forever changed by my CJNV experience – as a Jew, an activist, and a teacher. After my participation on the winter delegation, I am convinced that co-resistance is one of the most impactful methods that shows tangible results to improve the lives of Palestinians on the ground. The nature of this organizing model builds a vibrant, intersectional, and powerful anti-occupation social movement by building trust and relationships through embodied actions. And after the delegation I am more committed than ever to CJNV, which I believe to be the most impactful organization working for justice in Palestine/Israel.”

“You are from the people that keep supporting the Palestinian people in this area. May we have not just 5 years of working together but thousands, I know we will do more exciting and important things together in the future and please come back soon. “

“It was a transformative experience for my politicization and relationship-building to be in the long-term struggle in solidarity for Palestinian self-determination.”

“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.”

“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.”

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