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by Achvat Amim - Solidarity of Nations
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Achvat Amim Summer Solidarity Cohort
Achvat Amim Summer Solidarity Cohort

Dear Achvat Amim Supporters,

As I write this grant report, Achvat Amim Summer Solidarity participants are on a work day in the village of At-Tuwani, helping to restore the Mothers of Sumud Garden.

The village of At-Tawani (located in the Masafer Yatta region of the West Bank) is home to 1,000+ families living under Israeli military occupation. Many of our alumni have spent time there, running the Storytelling Project or meeting wit Awdah in Umm il-Kher..

For decades, this community has been using the tactics of non-violence to resist the occupation, forming a network of solidarity that has promoted and protected their livelihoods and ability to exist on their land. 

The Mothers of Sumud Garden has undergone incredible transformation due to Achvat Amim's ongoing support. 200+ trees have been planted and three harvests of fruits, nuts, and vegetables have been collected. All of the food produced by the garden has been given back to the larger Masafer Yatta community for free.

We are proud of the exchanges taking place between our partners and our participants. When we look at the Mothers of Sumud Garden, we see the transformation and solidarity that our educational program makes possible!

Thank you for supporting this movement of self-determination for all people in the place they call home!

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Dear Achvat Community,

The assaults on Palestinian communities by both settlers and the military in the West Bank continue to increase. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets to prevent the government's attempts to destroy checks and balances. It's a moment of powerful activation in Israel-Palestine.

At Achvat Amim, we are asking: How do we sustain the momentum? How do we equip Jewish activists with the resources they need to enact change effectively?

We are currently preparing for a new summer program, trying on a new shape of solidarity. For 5 weeks, participants will dive into experiential education and anti-occupation action, embodying our values of Tikkun Adam and Tikkun Olam.

We continue to pour into our relationships, both with our Palestinian and Israeli partners as well as our participants. This is the heart of our organizing.

We need your financial and spiritual support in this work. Thank you for meeting this moment with us!

In gratitude and liberation,

Emet Ezell

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Achvat meeting with Bedouin activists in Rahat
Achvat meeting with Bedouin activists in Rahat

Dear Achvat Amim Community, 


The numbers are in from our End of Year Fundraising Campaign and,

from everyone at Achvat Amim, we are so grateful for the generosity of this community.


We originally set out to raise $54,000, and thanks to the generosity of 

more than 50 donors, we raised over $27,200!




For our grass-roots organization, this is a big deal and 

something to celebrate! And if you haven’t yet given to the End of Year 

Campaign but would like to make a donation, you can contribute 

here: Donate to Achvat Amim!

In the year ahead, we're planning to equip more Jewish leaders with the 

tools they need to show up in solidarity, tend strategically to our Alumni 

Network, and find new avenues for our educational programming. 


All of this is possible thanks to our generous community of supporters 

and Movement partners. We are grateful for each of you! 


For Achvat Amim, our relationships keep us moving and accountable. 

Thank you for being in it with us!


Together we are building a vibrant and educated Jewish body of solidarity,

one that  is rooted in self-determination for all people

in the place they call home.


In wider and wider imagination, 


Emet Ezell

Achvat Amim on a tour with Breaking the Silence
Achvat Amim on a tour with Breaking the Silence


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Dear Achvat Amim Sustainers and Supporters,

One of Achvat’s greatest strengths is our ability to connect the Movement to the Movement. We know that building longstanding partnerships and investing in critical education is crucial to our work as organizers in Israel-Palestine, and are equally powerful across the Diaspora.

We're gearing up for a Fall Immersive, and our new participants arrive in just a few weeks! In preparation for their arrival, our staff has spent the summer facilitating workshops and reflecting on what it is that we do best.

Earlier this year, one of our participants practiced bridging Movement gaps through shared organizing. Each week, she brought diaspora Jewish activists to the Mothers of Sumud Garden, where they worked the land and cultivate relationships. She also collaborated with Izzeldin, a Palestinian chef in the Old City, to protect and promote Palestinian food, culture, and heritage. Understanding the objectives of her Palestinian partners, she brought the women of the Mothers of Sumud Garden and Chef Izzeldin together. Together, they organized a fundraising event in Al-Tuwani: a dinner in the Mothers of Sumud Garden. The meal, which will happen in a few weeks, will bring together Palestinians from the South Hebron Hills and Jerusalem, Jewish solidarity activists, and other Movement partners.

We cannot do anti-Occupation work in isolation— we do it together. As we prepare to bring new participants deep into this work, we're grateful for your partnership and support. You help us to educate and organize towards self-determination for all peoples in the place they call home.

In care,

Emet Ezell

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Achvat Amim meeting with Antwan Saca
Achvat Amim meeting with Antwan Saca
This week, Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu-Akleh was burtally murdered by Israeli snipers. The violence on the ground continues, sprawling in relentless direction.
In Jerusalem, Achvat Amim's continues our education and solidarity work. Our current participants are in the midst of investigating the ethical and strategic merits and drawbacks of violent and non-violent resistance. Achvat Amim met with Great March of the Return activist, Khalil, from Gaza.
To quote current Acvhat participant, Talya:
"Khalil’s words encapsulated the core concept of sumud (steadfastness). Khalil, who is actively engaged in resistance in Gaza, made a compelling argument for non-violent resistance. "What hurts you also hurts us," he said.
With the framing of non-violent resistance as a tool for regime change, Achvat Amim also headed to Shams Al-Aseel to talk with local activist, Antwan Saca.
These heart-felt discussions of solidarity strategies and how to heal a nation in apartheid are crucial to changing the reality on the ground."
We know that these discussions are not just happening here in Israel Palestine, but that they are happening everywhere. To this end, Achvat Amim is committed to bridging the movement for justice and liberation in Israel/Palestine with the movement for justice and liberation in the diaspora. 
Achat Amim wants to equip Jewish activists in finding right-sized political action. The alumni sustainers fund directly contributes to our ability to provide scholarships for applicants, making our education and solidarity work possible for Jews of all backgrounds.

As alumni-sustainers, we're grateful for your support!!

Thanks for the work you're doing to transform the world.

We know that this movment takes all of us.

In love,


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Achvat Amim - Solidarity of Nations

Location: Ramat Efal, Israel - Israel
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Project Leader:
Dana Mandler
Ramat Efal , Israel
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