We are a group of Israeli citizens concerned with human rights, resisting
occupation and hoping for a better future of our country.
The majority of us participate in various humanitarian activities in the Occupied
Territories, trying to minimize the assault of Palestinians, protect their human
rights, freedom and dignity as much as possible
We believe that recognition of the humanitarian disaster that the occupation
imposes, and that the injustice and discriminations are war crimes and must cross
any political views and opinions, and should not be attributed to a specific party. It
is a comprehensive struggle of human rights, morals, justice and sanity
While constantly aspiring for peace process or agreement to end occupation, one
way or another, at this point in time we interpret it as a given situation, and look
straight into the occupation eye to and look straight into the occupations eyes
Our voice is clear: bring the occupation agenda back to the public dispute and
We aim to raise broader public awareness of the reality in the Occupied
Territories through the eyes of activists on the ground, rather than through the
distorting lenses and soft filters of the mainstream media.
Raising public awareness is a difficult process that infiltrates slowly and gradually.
The Israeli society must undergo this process and realize it has to stop identifying
as a military occupying force. Rather, it should aspire to a political resolution that
allows Palestinians to live their lives, earn their living, and raise their children, free
of terror and abuse caused by the hostile environment of occupation.
We are asking Israelis to look the occupation in the eyes, and see where this road
is taking all of us. We are asking to stop turning away, look bravely into the harsh
reality and acknowledge that Israel is committing war crimes, as considered by
international law, against the Palestinian people. The damage to the Israeli society
for maintaining the occupation is huge: economically, moral and ethics
deterioration, spiraling violence, scarred and traumatized soldiers
Our guideline is that we are the voice of the Palestinians who cannot protest and
express their tragedy. All our activities, whether inside Israel or in the Occupied
Territories, are always coordinated with our Palestinian friends and we respect
their opinions on every matter.
We are out there! Not just activism in the Occupied Territories but also in the core
of the Israeli society: on September 2021 we founded a weekly 24h protest tent in
the center of Tel-Aviv, where we host activities focusing on human rights and in
the Occupied Territories. The tent facilitates such dialogue through public video
screening, lectures, encounters with artists and activists, all engaging visitors and
creating real street interactions.
We have built active, responsive and dynamic social media sites, which became
alternative media channels to broadcast the authentic true stories, images and
videos of occupation, those that will not be found in the mainstream media
channels. As the growing number of followers so is the support and need of our
audience to learn more and to join our protest. Obviously we receive a lot of hateful
messages as well. You are encouraged to look us up on Facebook, Twitter and
On December 2021 we went out to protest on major bridges and traffic junctions
all over Israel. We are there with big signs against the crimes of occupation and
thriving terror attacks on Palestinians and human rights activists. The bridges
project gains momentum each week, currently we operate 20 bridges.
Since January 2022 we stand every Friday morning in a quite solidarity protest in
the Occupied Territories. The idea is to protest on behalf of the Palestinians who
are not allowed to do it. The specific location is chosen according to the week’s
events, usually at a friction point. It’s impossible to ignore our group of people and
big signs, translated also to Arabic, and the feedback from the Palestinians
bypassers are heartwarming. We also get a lot of hate attacks from the settlers,
sometimes violence, (no worry, there is always a police team watching and
On February 2022 we sent out a letter in the name of our group “Looking the
Occupation in the Eye” to the international community, namely: Jewish
organizations, Diplomats, Congressmen, and even the President of United States.
The letter reflects the severe situation in the Occupied Territories, as captured by
us, a group of activists in site, calling for help to apply international pressure on the
Israeli government, to stop violating human rights in the Occupied territories and
go back to negotiations process to end occupation. During this period of
formulating the letter, we had the privilege to be guided, supported and advised by
former ambassadors of Israel: Alon Liel and Ilan Baruch. The letter was signed by
200 Israeli citizens and activists, including former ambassadors, former Israeli
Attorney General Michael Ben-Yair, leading senior academic faculty and recipients
of prizes and former senior army officers.
On March 2022 we sent our first periodic newsletter to all the recipients of the
letter, hoping to start developing a platform for future collaborations in order to act
towards ending the occupation.
In addition to our own initiations and activities we are also collaborating with other
peace and human rights organizations, encouraging our group members to
participate in all activities.