Ta’ayush activity, Jordan Valley, February 18, 2017
Ta’ayush (Hebrew: תעאיוש, Arabic: تعايش; lit. “coexistence” or “life in common”) is a grassroots volunteer organization established in the fall of 2000 by a joint network of Palestinians and Israelis to counter the nationalist reactions aroused by the Al-Aqsa Intifada. It describes itself as “a grassroots movement of Arabs and Jews working to break down the walls of racism and segregation by constructing a true Arab-Jewish partnership. Together we strive for a future of equality, justice and peace through concrete, daily, non-violent actions of solidarity to end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and to achieve full civil equality for all.”
They organized convoys of food and medical supplies to Palestinians during sieges in the Second Intifada.
…………………..Ta’ayush has been described as belonging to the radical left. The organization’s activities, which, like Machsom Watch, Yesh Gvul and Women in Black are focused on specific issues, rather than an inclusive approach embracing all problems, are ignored by the Israeli mainstream but find support among Arab Palestinian parties and the extreme left. Ta’ayush has no ideology (attempts to form a constitution failed) and its members restrict their work to concrete activities of solidarity. Ta’ayush has a pacifist agenda, being opposed to both the Israeli occupation and Palestinian movements that employ violent forms of resistance. It openly opposes the measures taken by the state of Israel in the Occupied Territories, policies that lead to ‘isolation, poor medical care, house arrest, the destruction of educational institutions, and a lack of water and food for Palestinians’. Ta’ayush activists underwrite civil disobedience, support a Two State Solution, and routinely break the law as they consider government’s decision to be illegal according to international law and therefore illegitimate.Palestinians mark 12th anniv. of popular resistance
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