“Our alternative way to support Israel”

May 1, 2009

“One day there is going to be a Palestinian embassy in Israel and an Israeli embassy in Palestine, and these two embassies are going to be walking distance from one another because one will be in West Jerusalem and the other will be in East Jerusalem.”

Amos Oz, renowned Israeli author and peace activist addressed the recent J Street conference in Washington with this vision for peace. When you stand in a room with 2,500 activists, all under the banner of “pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy”, you know your views are no longer on the fringe. We attended the conference as Yachad students, the pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy voice in the UK, where we witnessed the strength of an American movement that barely existed four years ago.

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