Nonviolent Direct Action and Activism in Israel-Palestine. We will be working with partners across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and parts of Israel.
May 2019 (specific dates once you apply. If you are accepted and it turns out the dates do not work for you, we will hold your application for our next delegation)
As policies and practices of hate, discrimination and displacement take root and gain increasing legitimacy in Israel and around the world, it is more important than ever to come together in spirited solidarity and resistance. Next year, the Center for Jewish Nonviolence will bring Jewish activists from around the world to Israel-Palestine to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Palestinian and Israeli partners for nine days of joint struggle and solidarity work. We will build on the wave of global grassroots resistance, such as the struggle of local families, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists to block Israel's plans to demolish and displace the entire village of Khan al-Ahmar.
We believe that relationships rooted in deep solidarity and co-resistance between Palestinians, Israelis, and Jews from around the world will disrupt and destabilize the material and ideological systems that uphold the Israeli Occupation. Systems which harm communities on both sides of the Green Line, Palestinian and Israeli. We have seen these resistive relationships transform what is possible in our actions and in each of us, shifting movement landscapes and upending injustice.
On the ground, the network of civil resistance is rooting in the possibilities of this historical moment - where people power binds us together and breaks us out of the status quo. This is a moment to choose each other: to link arms, protect land, and build collective power. All we need is you.
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 accepted on a rolling basis, so get your applications in early! The application deadline is December 16. Apply by December 2nd and you’ll receive a $150 early-bird scholarship.
- January 13, 2019: Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance and scholarship support.
- January 27, 2019: Accepted participating activists must make $100 deposit to reserve their spot.
- February 24: Deadline for participating activists to make final payment.
Individuals who are likely candidates for participation will be contacted to arrange a 20 minute phone or Skype interview.
• Please note that applications must be completed in one sitting and your answers will not be saved if you close out of the window. It should take about 20-30 minutes to fill out.
Additional information about the Center for Jewish Nonviolence and its campaigns can be found at cjnv.org or feel free to contact email@example.com. Thank you.