We believe first of all that all people have the capacity for compassion and the ability to change; however it takes courage and a great effort of will to change.
We believe in the fundamental human right of all peoples to self-determination.
We believe in the fundamental human right of all peoples to resist illegal occupation; however we denounce violence against civilians.
We believe Palestinians deserve the right of return according to international law.
We believe that members of the Jewish faith (and all faiths and no faith) deserve to live in safety and security; however in Israel, we do not expect that will happen until Palestinians receive justice.
We believe that in order to survive, Israel must reinvent itself as a true democracy for all with equal rights and human rights as a reality, not a myth.
We believe the United States is still the best hope for peace with justice because American money is propping up Israel and propelling its occupation and war machine. A grassroots movement that insists on an end to this aid and puts pressure on Israel to end the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people is the way forward.
We believe that the process of bringing peace with justice begins with widespread contextualized, accurate education of the American people, and includes the nonviolent movement of BDS.
We believe that rational people can discern the difference between the wrongdoings of Israel as a state and Jews as a people, and they will not become anti-Semitic when they learn the truth about Israel; however we believe it behooves American Jews to distance themselves from Israel and/or advocate for change in Israel because Israel's hands are so inexcusably bloody.
We believe that it is imperative for proponents of Israel to stop shutting down the criticism, and instead spend their effort in introspection and accurate self-education, because - to return to our first point - they have the capacity for compassion and the ability to courageously change.