by Haya Luftig
Throughout its history, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has worked to advance peace and understanding between Israel and the Palestinians. Committed leadership on both sides is essential to achievement of that goal. As an organization devoted to relationship-building, we know that a strong grassroots foundation for such peace is equally important, built through people to people engagement.
To that end, the JCPA supports the creation of the proposed International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace with the goal of promoting and supporting “contact, cooperation, dialogue, shared community building, peaceful coexistence, joint economic development, and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians” through civil society projects, economic development and other such strategies that can bring about a peaceful future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.