The statement below was developed by members of the Jewish Peace Forum and the Palestinian American Women's Society, both Chicago area groups who are dialoguing with one another and trying to work for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Please read the declaration below and, if you are so moved, please add your name and a pledge to help us publish this in both the Chicago Jewish News and the English language monthly Arab American View. We already have at a number of signatures, both Palestinian and Jewish, so you are not the only one to sign. But signing will make you a pioneer for peace!
To add your name to the statement – send an e-mail to Saffiya Shillo,
Palestinian American Women's Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org, OR to
Joanne Kalnitz at email@example.com.
To add your name to the statement AND make a pledge, you can use the
form after the statement.
Today, as we look toward the war-torn land that we both call "home", the promise of peace appears farther away than ever. At this tragic time, we publicly express our joint grief over all of the innocent Palestinian and Israeli lives that have been lost during this war. We, the undersigned Chicago area Palestinians and Jews, also make a public commitment to the following principles. They form a map toward a peaceful resolution to this violent conflict. Please sign our declaration; walk with us toward peace.
Developed by the Chicago area Jewish Peace Forum and the Palestinian American Women's Society
Please complete the form below and send to:
Jewish Peace Forum
P.O. Box 268243
Chicago, IL 60626
NOTE: both Jewish Peace Forum and the American Palestinian Women's Society are using the same PO Box to collect signatures and donations.
Make your check out to "Jewish Peace Forum".
I would like to contribute the following amount to show our community that both Palestinians and Jews seek peace-together!
_________$18 (chai = life)
_________$36 (double life)
_________any other amount $_________
_________I would like more information on Jewish-Palestinian dialogue in the Chicago area. _________I would like information on an up-coming Jewish delegation to Israel and Palestine in solidarity with peace activists on both sides.