• This activity came from successful Christmas 2010 week• We believe transformation is possible
Creating a new working model• Working together under the Palestinian ﬂag, not a factional ﬂag.• Collective work of more than 40 Palestinian NGOs, Local Committees in Historical Palestine, and supported by political parties.• Mobilized the international community
What we agreed to-Theme of ending apartheid and ethnic cleansing-Unity of the Palestinian Struggle-Try to be inclusive-Develop collective and democratic mechanisms for action-July 9 Chosen for date of World Court Ruling and Palestinian Civil Society Call to Action-Use Palestinian ﬂags and not factional ﬂags at events
Summary• 250,000 hits on the web and Over 1000 positive media stories• Awareness of WB isolation - Great experience for visitors• Huge cost to Israeli authorities• Increased cooperation between local Palestinians and better organizational structures for future campaigns• Lots of contacts of both internationals and of the media which we will leverage towards future campaigns• Involvement of youth empowered them and we will build this movement (e.g. with Hirak Shababi and volunteers like those from Al-Walaja)• Beginnings of joint plans between ISM, RTE, WTP campaigns
Future Directions• New Campaign across the Jordan Bridge?• Better collaboration with ISM and RTE campaigns• Enhance local partnerships and mechanisms of collective work (we learned from many mistakes in these initial events)• May, 14, 2012 and July 9, 2012 to become targets of mass mobilization.