We oppose the occupation because we care about Israel and about human rights. The occupation is Israel’s military rule over the lives of millions of Palestinians. And it hangs like a cloud over all of Israel, eroding democratic values, poisoning relations between Jews and Arabs within Israel, and undermining the prospects for peace. No problem that is swept under the rug will ever be solved. We who care about Israel can join together, speak out boldly, and act in support of Israelis who are keeping the occupation on the public agenda.
Here’s How We Took A Stand
Take a look at what we did together in our recent campaign.
This summer marked the 50th anniversary of the occupation that began after the Six Day War. NIF asked for everyone who cared about Israel to join together, speak out boldly, and act in support of Israelis who are keeping the occupation on the public agenda. We know this work matters because no problem that is swept under the rug will ever be solved. TOGETHER, we are taking a stand for a better Israel.
It is time to stand up and be counted. It is time for us to say that the occupation must end. It is time for us to step up our support for Israelis working against the occupation.
Strategies and Impact
NIF is investing in strategies to support Israelis opposed to the occupation and provide them with the space to succeed, while showing all Israelis what takes place behind the both literal and figurative wall that separates them from their Palestinian neighbors.
We are keeping the occupation in the public discourse — because Israelis need to see what the occupation is doing to Palestinians and to Israeli society. And because there is no way that this issue will be addressed if it is pushed out of view.
See for Yourself
This Day in History — The occupation has gone on for 50 years. It must be addressed for Israel’s sake and for the Palestinians. Over 5 decades and in every month of the year, Israelis, Palestinians, Americans and others have made their mark on reality. Knowing these stories is part of how our movement grows stronger. This calendar marks watershed moments we all need to know about.
Recommended Reading — We’ve put together for you a list of some of the most useful books and articles available in English .
The Jubilee Haggadah — Produced by our partners at SISO, this Haggadah brings together commentary, song, and moral outcry from thirty authors, artists and thinkers from throughout the Jewish world, from Amos Oz to Sarah Silverman, from Achinoam Nini to Leon Wieseltier, from Anat Hoffman to Carol Gilligan. This beautiful work invites reflection and conversation.