Organizations in the US Working for Peace

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is a diverse coalition working for freedom from occupation and equal rights for all by challenging US policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. www.endtheoccupation.org

The international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) was initiated in 2005 in response to a call from a diverse group of Palestinian non-governmental organizations. In the US, campaigns have focused on the Motorola and Caterpillar Corporations. www.bdsmovement.net

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is a diverse community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights. JVP opposes the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and supports the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination. www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org

The mission of American Muslims for Palestine is to educate the public about the just cause of Palestine and the rights of self-determination, liberty and justice. Through networking with individuals and organizations that support peace, AMP seeks to raise awareness of the issues pertaining to Palestine and its rich cultural heritage. www.ampalestine.org

Founded in 2002, Rabbis for Human Rights - North America (RHR-NA) is an organization of rabbis from all streams of Judaism dedicated to expanding support for the mission and work of RHR in Israel, and to education and advocacy on human rights issues in North America.www.rhr-na.org

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions - USA (ICAHD-USA) supports the work of ICAHD in Israel through education and advocacy in the US, addressing both the realities of the occupation and the role of the US in financing and supporting Israeli military actions and human rights violations. www.icahdusa.org

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non sectarian and non partisan, is the largest Arab-American civil rights organization in the US. It was founded in 1980 to protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. www.adc.org

Americans for Peace Now (APN) was established in 1981 to mobilize support for the Israeli peace movement, Shalom Achshav (Peace Now). APN engages in grassroots political activism and outreach to the American Jewish and Arab-American communities, and the public at large, providing a pro-Israel, pro-peace, American Jewish perspective on issues and legislation. www.peacenow.org

Churches for Middle East Peace is a coalition of 23 churches and faith traditions-Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant. The work of Churches for Middle East Peace focuses on Washington in the knowledge that sound United States policy is crucial to achieving and maintaining just and stable relationships throughout the Middle East. www.cmep.org

Sabeel is an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land who seek a just peace based on two states-Palestine and Israel-as defined by international law and existing United Nations resolutions. Sabeel promotes theological, moral, and legal principles for peace. Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA) works in the US and Canada to support Sabeel's vision. www.fosna.org