The AIC remains the last hole in the wall, the last place where progressive Palestinian and Israeli activists can meet together to discuss and strategise alternatives to the Israeli regime. The nature of Israel's colonial occupation means that the joint Palestinian-Israeli work of the AIC is a necessity, not a choice.
For over 30 years the AIC has been at the forefront of bringing together Palestinian, Israeli and international activists to resist apartheid and occupation. The AIC has a proven ability to promote Palestinian-Israeli dialogue for peace that is not rejected as normalisation.
While local and international leaders are unable to sustain initiatives in this post-Oslo accords period, the AIC works to break this stalemate by bringing Palestinians and Israelis together to create new ideas and actions for real change on the ground
How are we working to transform the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Bringing Palestinian and Israeli political voices from within the conflict, as well as those of international solidarity activists. Not analysis from outside, but understandings and realities of those struggling on the ground to end to Israel's occupation.
Engaging Palestinian and Israeli social movements, political parties and civil society groups together in the West Bank city of Hebron for workshops, demonstrations and field actions. Hebron is a microcosm of the Israeli occupation.
Employing culture to promote social change, holding twice weekly events including briefings, workshops, art exhibitions and film screenings at the AICafe.
Amplifying Palestinian voices in Jerusalem, producing high quality multimedia productions, tours and research about their political and social struggles for justice in the city.
There should be no mistake. The Israeli occupation, the apartheid regime and the inability of the international community to contribute to the return home of Palestinian refugees are at the core of the Middle East conflict. Calm will not return to the region unless we all struggle together to end the occupation in accordance with international law.
The AIC work of resistance and conflict transformation goes well beyond the logic of project support. Yet with the solidarity of our thousands of friends around the world, we can continue to resist. Together.