The OneVoice Movement is a global initiative that supports grassroots activists in Israel, Palestine, and internationally who are working to build the human infrastructure needed to create the necessary conditions for a just and negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We are driven by a vision of an independent and viable Palestine and a secure Israel free from conflict, where Palestinians and Israelis are able to realize their national and individual aspirations, building a future based upon principles of security, justice, dignity and peace.
We are driven by a vision of an independent and viable Palestine and a secure Israel free from conflict, where Palestinians and Israelis are able to realize their national and individual aspirations, building a future based upon principles of security, justice, dignity and peace.
The OneVoice Movement is a global initiative that supports grassroots activists in Israel, Palestine, and internationally, who are working to build the human infrastructure needed to create the necessary conditions for a just and negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
We believe that a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and an end to occupation is not only a moral imperative, but an existential priority for Palestinians, Israelis and the international community alike.
We believe in the transformative power of active listening, true empathy, community organizing, nonviolent protest, youth empowerment and championing democratic values and norms at every opportunity. We are pragmatic and solutions-oriented, and see localization, grassroots leadership, and diversity as a source of strength. Our partners and allies are organizations and individuals who share these values.
Our Core Competencies
This conflict has many layers and dimensions, with impacts that extend far beyond the borders in dispute. By creating a coalition across Israel, Palestine and internationally—with common values and a shared conviction in the need to transform this conflict from the inside out—we are uniquely positioned to amplify the grassroots work being done globally to end the conflict.
With significant capabilities and resources, we are focused on building robust local movements through providing best-in-class organizing skill and training, cutting-edge digital tools and a well-trained and well-organized network of solutions-oriented activists and emerging leaders, each working in their own community to create a fresh political dynamic that will reverse the trend of disillusionment and transform the conflict.
Our Theory of Change
Repeated diplomatic failures have demonstrated that there must be a simultaneous demand for change within Palestine, Israel and the international community in order for a genuine breakthrough to occur. We believe that organized, strategic and solutions-oriented movements within each community, have the power to transform the realities of this conflict and reduce its toxicity, internally within Israeli, Palestinian and international communities, as well as cross-societally. Only then will political leaders be compelled to take the brave steps towards breaking free of the status quo, knowing they will be supported and strengthened by energized and highly-visible grassroots movements when they do so.
We therefore facilitate our own programs and advocacy efforts internationally to galvanize and shape a broad coalition—spanning different faiths and crossing ideological and political lines—for conflict transformation through our OneVoice core programming. We also support the work of our strategic regional partners through capacity-building and performance support measures, as well as making direct grants.
We are committed to reversing the alarming trends of polarization and extremism in the Middle East, the United States and Europe and building a social context upon which the nature of this conflict can be transformed. To do so we run highly visible, sustained programming to educate and engage communities in win-win outcomes that result in an end to occupation, which would transform the lives of Israelis and Palestinians for generations to come. Using the divisive conversations around this conflict as a frame, we build increased awareness of anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia and all forms of racism and aim to eliminate it from the Israeli-Palestinian (and broader) discourse.
Concurrently, we provide capacity-building, performance support and direct grants to our strategic partners in the Middle East, Darkenu and Zimam, each working within their own societies to champion democratic values and empower a new generation of moderate leaders to effectively counter calls for violence, political and religious extremism, and racism and other forms of discrimination.
Why is OneVoice unique?
OneVoice is unique because we take a comprehensive approach to resolving the conflict. In Israel and Palestine, we support partners on the ground who empower grassroots activists and the next generation of change-makers. We also recognize that this conflict has regional and international dimensions, and that events on the ground have severe global consequences. That is why we facilitate programs and advocacy efforts internationally to galvanize and shape a broad coalition—spanning different faiths and crossing ideological and political lines—that can reduce polarization and hate, and demonstrate one strong and coherent voice for resolving the conflict through nonviolent means.
What kind of solution to the conflict does OneVoice support?
We are supportive of any solution that addresses the legitimate needs and aspirations of the peoples of Palestine and Israel, and that provides security and justice for both populations in accordance with international law, allowing both Jews and Arabs to express their right to self-determination. Throughout the nearly half-century of conflict, a two-state solution has emerged as the most accepted model in both Israel and Palestine, and one that seemingly provides the most realistic means of resolution within these broad frameworks. Ultimately, of course, a solution must be reached between Palestinians and Israelis themselves, through negotiation and with the support of the majority of both societies.
Do diaspora communities have a role to play in ending the conflict?
Yes. We believe that the most important actors are Palestinians and Israelis themselves, however diaspora communities play a critical role in this conflict. Our aim is to encourage people who care deeply about those in the region to play a constructive and positive role, helping to provide the support and reassurance that only those with such a deep connection to the region can effectively convey. This is both a heavy responsibility and a unique opportunity – which is why OneVoice works to provide opportunities for individuals, communities and philanthropic entities to make a real and lasting impact, aligning themselves with the movements and groups in both Israel and Palestine who best reflect their values, and share their desire for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
Who funds OneVoice?
Individuals and foundations based in Israel, Palestine, and internationally. In furtherance of its mission, OneVoice conducts and supports charitable, educational, and advocacy-based projects and activities. The Movement is supported by PeaceWorks Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, PeaceWorks Action, Inc., a Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and other individuals, charitable institutions, and advocacy organizations across the globe. A financial review is available in our annual reports.
Does OneVoice partner with other organizations?
In addition to our regional partners in Israel and Palestine, OneVoice is a proud member of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP). We also work with a large and every-changing network of like-minded organizations both in the Middle East and internationally. For more information, feel free to reach out.
How can we move forward with the belief in moderates when violence and extremism persists on both sides?
For Israelis and Palestinians, this is a conflict that distorts their daily lives, and a solution will shape not only their own, but also those of future generations. It is a conflict in which violence has entrenched itself into both societies in the decades since. However, this conflict is also soluble, and as leaders from Mandela to Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. have so effectively demonstrated, non-violence is a far more powerful tool to bring about lasting change, and to bring genuine peace to a society.
Polls continue to show majority support for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and our Palestinian and Israeli partners have mobilized into the largest movements of their kind. Activists are on the ground every day in Palestine and Israel, and their brave and tireless work is fueled by the hope they find among the people. Extremism may be loud, and it may attract undue attention, but such violence is not a sign of strength; it is the death throes of ideologies that have lost widespread support, and that must lash out in reactionary attempts to thwart the progress of moderates.
What has OneVoice achieved since its establishment?
Since our founding in 2002, OneVoice has helped young people around the world to realize that by taking an active role in grassroots activism, they have the power to shape the course of the future for Israel and Palestine. Since its inception, OneVoice has helped train over 30,000 Palestinians and Israelis via its award-winning youth leadership program, held thousands of public events engaging hundreds of thousands of citizens, and signed up over 750,000 people to its mandate for peace.
After more than a decade’s work in the region—training youth leaders, carrying out campaigns, and developing networks—in 2016 we realized our long-term strategic goal of supporting two authentic, locally-led organizations: one in Palestine, and one in Israel. In Israel, Darkenu emerged as the largest movement of moderate voters in the country’s history, with an impact on domestic debate reflected by its many headlines. In Palestine, Zimam works to spread tolerance and push back on extremism is a truly unprecedented capacity. Internationally, OneVoice works to raise resources and visibility for the critical work of our regional partners, as well running our own highly effective programming reducing hate, polarization and racism, and providing high school and college students with the education and tools to contribute meaningfully within their own communities.
We depend on donors like you to support our vital work to empower everyday Israelis and Palestinians to make the two-state solution a reality – showing them that peace is indeed possible and within reach. In furtherance of its mission, OneVoice conducts and supports charitable, educational, and advocacy-based projects and activities. The Movement is supported by PeaceWorks Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, PeaceWorks Action, Inc., a Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and other individuals, charitable institutions, and advocacy organizations across the globe. Together with your important financial support, we are able to give our Youth Leaders the tools to take action and create a better future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
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