Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
We are a national organization of American Jews deeply committed to Israel's well-being through the achievement of a negotiated settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We are guided by the mitzvah, or obligation, to pursue peace and justice rooted in both secular and religious traditions. We believe the vast majority of Israelis and Palestinians long for an enduring peace and that security for Israel can only be achieved through the establishment of an economically viable Palestinian state. This necessitates an end to Israel's occupation of land acquired during the 1967 was and an end to Palestinian terrorism.
Brit Tzedek provides a platform for American Jews to articulate their belief that the ongoing conflict threatens Israel's security, severely damages its economy, and erodes the values that underlie a democratic society. We believe that many American Jews share this perspective, but are reluctant to express themselves for fear they may bring harm to Israel an the Jewish people.
Through education, advocacy, local chapter activities, and work with the media, we seek to increase dialogue and discussion within the American Jewish community in order to direct U.S. foreign policy toward the realization of a just peace.