Why document a movement that has failed for 50 years to achieve its objective? The director of the American Jewish Peace Archive answers a tough question.
Jessie Zel Lurie began his interview with Aliza Becker for the American Jewish Peace Archive with these words: “I am 101 years old. I still write a column for The Jewish Journal of South Florida. We next column will be out…
Last week wasn't the only time the Jewish Defense League wounded anti-occupation Jews and Palestinians. Peter Geffen was there in 1977 when it happened.
Theodore Meir Bikel, z”l, human being extraordinaire, actor, singer, activist, and peace pioneer died on July 21, 2015 at the age of 91. May his memory be for a blessing. Two months before he died, on May 6, 2015, I…
A eulogy to the pioneering Middle East peace advocate I.M.A. Lederer (formerly known as Inge Lederer Gibel.)
'Activists are professional optimists': Tom Smerling reflects on lessons from Israel-Palestine peace organizing
"You can be more effective by staying behind the scenes. If you don' t need to take credit for what you do, you can accomplish five times as much."
Tom Smerling began to bring mainstream Jewish leaders into the peace movement in 1989 through his behind-the-scenes strategic leadership of Project Nishma.
Jerome Segal founded an Israel-Palestine peace lobby in 1989 that won what is today $10 million annually to support Jewish-Arab reconciliation projects.
You've likely never heard of Rosalie Riechman Pressman, whose work in the early 70s reverberates today.
[pullquote]Surprisingly, the story of this nearly 50-year-old movement has never been told, leaving the present generation without lessons that can inform today’s activists.[/pullquote]Welcome to the first blog posting from The American Jewish Peace Archive: Stores of Israel-Palestine Peace Pioneers (AJPA).…