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Justice in Palestine and Israel

Justice in Palestine and Israel

Since 1948 AFSC has worked with Palestinians, Israelis, and the international community to realize a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis. 

In the United States AFSC works to educate audiences about Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory and supports activist efforts to change government policies and corporate/institutional practices that support inequality and the ongoing Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory. AFSC also supports the implementation of international humanitarian and human rights law in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, promotes implementation of Palestinian refugees’ right of return, and calls for full equality between Palestinians and Israelis.       

For more information about our positions, see AFSC’s principles for a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis and read about our Israel-Palestine program’s strategic priorities.

AFSC was included on a list of 20 organizations whose staff may be denied entry to Israel because of their support for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. Read AFSC’s statement. 

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Our U.S. work-


Every year, more than 700 Palestinian children are arrested, imprisoned, and tried in the Israeli military system. Many are detained without charges or due process. To advocate for the rights of Palestinian children, AFSC helped launch the No Way to Treat a Child campaign. 

Our Work in Israel-

Blog Entry

The Israeli military industry exports to over 130 countries where these weapons further oppress people. AFSC's Sahar Vardi takes us into an arms expo that helps to fuel conflicts around the world.

Our work in Palestine-

AFSC’s Palestine program brings together Palestinian youth from across geographic and legal divides to meet, learn, strategize and mobilize together to challenge the realities of occupation, displacement  and fragmentation. 

Palestinian youth report cover

AFSC partnered with the Center of Development Studies at Bir Zeit University to study Palestinian identity under socio-economic and political contexts.