Solidarity of Nations - Achvat Amim was created by a group of Jewish educators and community organizers who believe that we are in a critical moment of Jewish history, and that what happens in Israel and Palestine with respect to the dignity and relationships between peoples is an essential challenge for us to take up if we want to honor our traditions of tzedek (justice), shalom (peace), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and achvat amim (solidarity of nations).
We believe in self-determination for the Jewish people and for all peoples. We are deeply connected to Israel, and we recognize the deep challenges facing Israeli society today. We know that the reality of conflict is complex and we are not afraid to deal with it honestly and deeply.
We are experienced community organizers, and we know that the best way to approach challenging problems is to engage people in meaningful processes of self-examination, empowerment, and relationship building, and to create the space for communities to develop shared goals and strategies for positive social change rooted in their unique identities and traditions.
"We do not aspire to return to the land of Israel with which we have inseparable historical and spiritual ties in order to supress another people or to dominate them." - Martin Buber