Nonviolent Direct Action, coresistance and solidarity in Israel-Palestine. We will be working with partners across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and parts of Israel.
December/January 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)
If you have applied in the past, we need your updated information but you do not need to rewrite your short answer responses unless there are noteworthy changes. You can simply write, "applied in the past".
Building on our most recent delegation–when we joined with communities across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and central Israel–we will continue to cultivate and strengthen powerful coresistance and solidarity in Israel-Palestine. We are building on a feeling of incredible unity with and between our partners and are so excited to be returning to stand with them for more groundbreaking action and connecting. As Nasser from A-Tuwani said in May: “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.”
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.
When we come together as a part of a network of joint civil resistance – across different identities, privileges and proximities to power – we manifest new realities and possibilities, powerfully countering the Occupation and the divide and conquer narratives which sustain it.
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 August 19. Apply by August 5th and you’ll receive a $150 early-bird scholarship.
- September 15, 2019: Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance and scholarship support.
- September 29, 2019: Final deadline for accepted participating activists to make $100 deposit to reserve their spot.
- October 27: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.