WATCH / Jewish youth demand peace for the New Year
Members of Young, Jewish and Proud, the youth wing of Jewish Voice for Peace, demand a just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The youth wing of Jewish Voice for Peace, a grassroots organization dedicated to reaching a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians, launched a video campaign in honor of the New Year on Tuesday, with close to 40 young Jews aged 18-36 demanding a just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The members of Young, Jewish and Proud declare to the camera: "We demand daylight for our stories, for all stories. We seek breathing room and dignity for all people. We are committed to the struggle. We are the struggle. We will become mentors, elders, and radical listeners for the next generation. It is our sacred obligation. We will not stop. We exist. We are young Jews, and we get to decide what that means."
JVP pulls on Jewish tradition as a basis for its efforts to work toward “peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a United States foreign policy based on these ideals”. The organization seeks to bring about a peaceful Middle East through adherence to principles of international law and a commitment to nonviolence.