The Center for Jewish Nonviolence (CJNV) is piloting a new solidarity project that will bring 4 to 6 Jewish justice seekers to spend three months in the South Hebron Hills, engaging in daily solidarity activities and deepening relationships of coresistance.
The presence of solidarity activists mitigates settler and military violence against local activists and community residents in Area C of the occupied West Bank. Through delegation-work over the last five years, the Center for Jewish Nonviolence has forged dynamic, sustained, and trusting relationships in solidarity with communities throughout the region. A more sustained presence and solidarity is a way to level-up and deepen those relationships that are integral to disrupting the occupation.
Since the start of the pandemic there have not been any international solidarity activists and very few Israeli activists who have been present in the South Hebron Hills. Meanwhile, the effects of occupation have intensified and compounded as settler harassment, military violence, home demolitions, and land seizure continue unabated. Our partners have made clear that because the violence of occupation is continuing in this moment, solidarity must as well.
We invite you to join us in this new and vital endeavor in solidarity.
We invite multiple perspectives, approaches, beliefs and political ideologies, and we seek to cultivate dialogue and negotiation about these differences. Those affiliated with CJNV take a variety of positions on the Right of Return, BDS, solutions, Zionism, etc. We come together under a common banner of solidarity and co-resistance. We believe that in coming together across these differences we gain greater collective power, and we challenge and push each other to become fuller and more developed justice-seekers. We know this isn’t always easy and requires us to be in deep and vulnerable relationship with each other.
Our participating activists represent many genders, sexualities, races, nationalities, socio-economic classes, ages, levels of formal education, forms of religious observance, abilities, and organizational affiliations. We embrace this diversity and expect that all participating activists will act with openness and respect toward all other participating activists at all times.
• Application Deadline: Applications are due December 2nd, 2020. Once applications are submitted, we will set up a call with likely candidates to discuss the program and next steps further.
Applications due: Wednesday December 2nd, 2020
$100 deposit to confirm participation due: Wednesday December 23, 2020
Project fee due (more information below): Wednesday January 6, 2020
• Please note that applications must be completed in one sitting and your answers will not be saved if you close out of the internet browser window. Applications should take about 20-30 minutes to fill out.
Additional information about the Center for Jewish Nonviolence and its work can be found at cjnv.org or feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and interest.