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Why document 50 years of Jewish peace activism?

Members of the Radical Jewish Union in Berkeley, California circa 1972-3. Photo provided by David Biale.
For five decades, American Jewish activists have worked through multiple initiatives for a peaceful end to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Hundreds of thousands of Jews have been involved in what I call the American Jewish Peace Movement. As we approach the 50-year anniversary of the occupation, I return to look at what drove me to initiate the American Jewish Peace Archive three years ago.

Why document a movement that has failed to achieve its objective after so many years of noble efforts, and why document this activism through oral history?

Read our six reasons here.

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