Gush Shalom (via the Eschaton Foundation)

Gush Shalom, or "the peace bloc" when translated from Hebrew, is an extra-parliamentary organization, independent of any party or other political grouping, that has played a leading role in determining the moral and political agenda of those in Israel working towards peace, as well as in challenging commonly held political beliefs based on misinformation.

The primary aim of Gush Shalom is to influence Israeli public opinion towards a desire for peace and reconciliation with the Palestinian people, based on the following principles: Putting an end to the occupation; accepting the right of the Palestinian people to establish an independent state; reinstating the pre-1967 "Green Line" as the border between the State of Israel and the State of Palestine; establishing Jerusalem as the capital of the two states; recognizing the Right of Return of the Palestinian refugees; safeguarding the security of both Israel and Palestine; and striving for overall peace between Israel and all Arab countries.

Support from the Cultures of Resistance Network contributed to Gush Shalom's anti-war organizing efforts. The Eschaton Foundation served as a fiscal sponsor for this grant.

Website: www.gush-shalom.org

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