2014 ONEVOICE MOVEMENT ANNUAL REPORT
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We Believe Executive Statement Where We Work New Strategies
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Youth Leadership Program Our Campaigns in Parallel International Programming 2014 Delegation
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Our Leadership Donation Impact Financials Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Role
Everyday people have a critical role to play in finding a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and yet their voices remain largely absent from the peace process. We empower the Palestinian and Israeli moderate majorities who support two states to hold their elected officials accountable to bring about an end to the conflict. Through OneVoice, young grassroots activists in Israel and Palestine are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be heard as they build momentum and a constituency for the two-state solution locally and internationally.
WE ARE THE GRASSROOTS EMPOWERING THE PEOPLE TO END THE CONFLICT
That’s why in 2015 we plan to boldly seize the historic opportunity presented by political and societal transformation in the region, harnessing our revitalized organizing model and our core philosophy of mobilizing moderates in order to defeat extremists, so that we can achieve profound change. Our activists represent the best and brightest of Israel and Palestine. Their parallel campaigns of the past year have both united and energized their communities through peaceful non-violent activities, channeling the support and momentum on the ground needed to establish the two-state solution. As we move forward, we will continue to tap into the muscle of the silent moderate majority on both sides with our refreshed data-driven strategy, which simultaneously empowers and trains our Youth Leaders to spearhead new initiatives and campaigns. Our strategic ladder of engagement means that our activists are given ownership of their role to end the conflict. Through this model, OneVoice will inspire a new generation of leaders who will not only hold their elected officials accountable, but also inject the fresh perspective needed to end the conflict and the occupation in their respective societies. We’ve witnessed success in our political organizing techniques before and we are confident in our capability
to capitalize on our previous wins so that we can generate a strong push for two states. Our best-in-class organizing skills, combined with our cutting-edge social media campaigns, will move forward the agenda for conflict resolution like never before and serve as the urgently needed vehicle for change. We are not naive. We understand the scale of the challenge and the terrible deterioration in trust, faith, and empathy that has accompanied this summer’s war and the violence that has grown in its wake. The tragic events of 2014 have served as a critical reminder of what happens when extremists’ voices overpower reason. Yet there is opportunity on the horizon: OneVoice Israel will be embarking on a groundbreaking campaign around the Israeli elections, whilst OneVoice Palestine is preparing to launch a wideranging effort to promote non-violence and state-building. We are determined to ensure that in the coming year moderates prevail, and we are grateful for your continued support of our mission. Just like you, our principles are enduring and they drive our efforts. There is no alternative but to fight to ensure that 2015 heralds the transformation that is necessary for peace to prevail. Together, we can succeed.
The OneVoice Team
Here at the OneVoice Movement, we have always known that the only way to forge a just and lasting resolution to the conflict is through the power of the grassroots.
WHERE WE WORK
New York City
PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED A PLEDGE OF SUPPORT FOR ONEVOICE
CHAPTER LOCATIONS ONEVOICE IS ONE OF THE MOST POLITICALLY INFLUENTIAL MOVEMENTS OF ITS KIND
in Israel, and has grown to be the second largest youth movement in Palestine, with over 31 chapters and two regional offices operating throughout Israel and the West Bank. 345,681 Israelis, 367,739 Palestinians, and 34,917 Internationals have signed a Pledge of Support for the OneVoice Movement.
HAIFA UNIVERSITY BEN GURION UNIVERSITY TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY IDC HERZILYA BAR ILAN SEMINAR HAKIBBUTIZIM HEBREW UNIVERSITY* TEL HAI SDEROT SAPIR COLLEGE
20 PALESTINIAN NABLUS* SALFEET* QAQILYA* JERUSALEM HEBRON* JERICHO* BETHLEHEM* TULKAREM* JENIN* TOBAS* RAMALLAH
*DENOTES TWO CHAPTERS AT THIS LOCATION.
INCORPORATING A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH
In response to the recent announcement of upcoming elections in Israel and the current environment surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, OneVoice will begin launching our new strategic plan to achieve two states through parallel campaigns in Palestine and Israel. These endeavors represent an informed, data-driven approach that builds on our past successes to cultivate and mobilize primed audiences while capturing the power of the Snowflake model (pictured at right). In Israel, our three-phase strategy is designed to mobilize the 1.5 million centrist Israeli voters with calls to action. Simultaneously, we will commence a media voter mobilization campaign that emphasizes the pivotal turning point these elections present. Informed by recommendations from 270 Strategies (Obama’s campaign team) we have spent the past year ramping up our organizing model and grassroots network to place ourselves in the position to capitalize on this significant moment.
Our strategy will enable us to develop the capacity, visibility, and communications expertise required to make sure this key centrist constituency prioritizes a swift resolution to the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. Moreover, in the dust of the summer’s violence and the consequent shifts in Palestinian public opinion on how to best end the occupation, OneVoice Palestine (OVP) has recognized the importance of reinforcing the notion of popular resistance in the conscious of the Palestinian people. “I Don’t Die for my Country… I Live for It” will be a five-month campaign aimed at promoting popular resistance, state-building, and the Arab Peace Initiative while advocating for an end to the conflict and a two-state solution along the 1967 borders. On both sides we will amplify our work with a communications plan that demonstrates to Israelis and Palestinians the existence of a viable, trustworthy partner across the Green Line.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) trains promising young Israelis and Palestinians to become engaged grassroots activists and provides a critical constructive outlet for the current youth frustration stemming from the existing political status quo. The Youth Leadership Program features a unique structure with two mainstream, nationalistic movements working in parallel in both Israel and Palestine.
Emphasis is based on participants gaining the skills to become successful political advocates for the twostate solution, who mitigate conflict at the grassroots level by mobilizing the moderate, non-violent majority in their communities. Youth Leaders spearhead unique activities—from town hall meetings that build consensus for tough compromises to public awareness campaigns that underscore the urgency of a peace agreement to initiatives that pressure leaders to take action to move the peace process forward.
2014 HIGHLIGHTS HOSTED TRAINING SESSIONS IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE, WITH
ATTENDEES. HELD 42 TOWN HALL MEETINGS WITH
PARTICIPANTS AND INITIATED FOUR CAMPAIGNS WITH
Through participation in OneVoice’s Youth Leadership Program, young Israelis and Palestinians are not only equipped with the essential skills needed to become future institutional change makers, but also with the confidence and inspiration needed to realize the potential they hold within. The personal influence of the program is significant—as Palestinian Chapter Leader Amro Brigith said, OneVoice has served as the “path to changing my life and Palestinian life.” In parallel, OneVoice Israel Regional Coordinator Elad Laor reflected that the program has “concrete and significant impact on several levels.” OneVoice Youth Leaders are instrumental to shaping the future of Israel and Palestine into one that is both peaceful and prosperous.
DIRECT PARTICIPANTS AT EVENTS AND OVER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INDIRECT BENEFICIARIES.
Debated tough questions related to the conflict with top Israeli decision-makers and politicians during the “Peace, It Also Pays Off” conference in Tel Aviv. Celebrated the achievements and courageous, parallel work of OneVoice Palestine and Israel’s Samer Makhlouf and Tal Harris, who received the 2014 Institute of International Education’s Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East.
Asserted Palestinian rights to their land through several olive tree-planting activities in Palestine.
Began the “Peace at the Bar” program in Israel to construct a casual environment where young professionals can freely engage in substantive conversation.
OUR CAMPAIGNS IN PARALLEL This year, OneVoice launched the following campaigns in Israel and Palestine as part of an effort to support the negotiations, both of which were backed by the State Department and additionally made possible through funds received from the Skoll Foundation.
PEACE, IT ALSO PAYS OFF
This April, OneVoice Israel (OVI) launched its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peace, It Also Pays Offâ&#x20AC;? campaign. The ongoing campaign mobilizes everyday Israelis to propel their leaders toward the two-state solution by reminding them of what is at stake and the choice Israel faces between continued conflict or a more secure and prosperous future.
WAKE UP: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?
Rolled out in November of 2013, OneVoice Palestine (OVP)launched a parallel campaign to rally support for Palestinian negotiators and wipe-away the apathy surrounding Palestinian involvement in the decisions impacting their everyday lives. To start, OVP chapters across the West Bank unfurled a banner over 1,000 meters long in the Jordan Valley signaling that peace is possible.
OUR CAMPAIGNS IN PARALLEL The “Abbas Not Hamas” and “Unity” campaigns we launched in response to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. In Israel, our aim was to harness the people’s frustration in the untenable situation with Hamas. In Palestine, we sought to build unity behind a government that supports a twostate solution and an end to the status quo through negotiations.
“ABBAS NOT HAMAS”
This August, OVI supporters gathered to urge Israelis to support “Abbas not Hamas” - lest they squander the opportunity presented by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ nonviolent and pro two-state solution agenda.
UNITY campaign also aimed to emphasize that the Jordan Valley is to remain under Palestinian control. Activists engaged with the local communities to encourage continued support for the conversation online and in the streets.
translation: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unity Campaignâ&#x20AC;? Support the PLO Delegation in Cairo
In parallel to OVI, OVP activists across Hebron, Nablus, Bethlehem, Qalqilia, Jericho, and Jenin launched the Unity campaign. The campaign reasserted non-violent resistance and support for the national leadership as the keys to successfully ending the occupation and securing a Palestinian state. The
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING OUTREACH & EDUCATION
Our 90-minute school sessions have included activities to promote general conflict under standing and conflict resolution and the application of these principles to the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. The sessions have en couraged exploration of a variety of possible solutions, while giving some background on the historical narrative of each side on the issues that lie at the heart of the conflict. Reallife experiences and aspirations of people who are living through the conflict have also been
featured. These stories were either shown on video, or told in person by our visiting Israeli and Palestinian Youth Leaders from the region. Students also benefit from the unique opportunity to ask questions directly to those people living in the region and/ or those involved in working for conflict resolution in Israel/Palestine. In the United States, several activities were held to further educate the American public on the conflict at synagogues, universities, and community centers. Speaking events included participation in the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation Conference as well as on a J Street panel discussion on the region. Additionally, supporters gathered at the Scandinavia House in New York on November 12th for an insider’s discussion of the summer’s events with Amb. Marc Ginsberg, Rula Jebreal, and Aaron David Miller.
OneVoice Europe’s Outreach and Education Programme is transforming the attitudes of school students and inspiring constructive adult activism on the issue of Israel-Palestine in the United Kingdom. Four speaking tours have been conducted over the past year, which brought eight young Palestinians and Israelis to the UK. Additional sessions and events were made possible using a live video link to speakers in Israel and Palestine. Over 2,000 people have participated in the discussions and educational programs in 2013-14, with over 400 still engaged with Israelis and Palestinians online. Twenty of these best and brightest young minds have since been trained to go out and in turn activate their peer network.
“I had the great privilege to be part of the 2014 OneVoice delegation to Israel and Palestine. I was amazed by the access to senior policy makers on all sides of the political spectrum. OneVoice has clearly earned respect on all sides.”
– Greg Kaldor, New York
This March a group of twenty-two supporters from the U.K. and United States joined OneVoice staff for an unforgettable four-day journey through Palestine and Israel. From private briefings with heads of state to grassroots encounters with activists, delegates had the unique opportunity to experience firsthand the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on both sides of the Green Line. During the week the group met with senior Israeli and Palestinian officials including Member of Knesset Yitzhak Herzog, former head of Shin Bet Yuval Diskin,
“For me, the OneVoice Delegation was a unique and transformative experience. Voices from the The unprecedented access to many of the March 2014 important players on both sides of the Delegation: conflict was remarkable, but even more so was meeting and hearing from many of the inspired and inspiring young people on both sides working for a just and better future for both peoples. I returned far more informed and more determined in my support for OneVoice and all that it seeks to achieve.”
Palestinian – Lawrence Radley, London Deputy Prime Minister “OneVoice’s itinerary was ambitious; its Mohammad impressive access to a wide spectrum of Mustafa, and Israeli and Palestinian politicians, influential Bethlehem Mayor Vera businessmen and women, military and Baboun. The trip served as security advisers, negotiators, journalists, an important forum to inspire diplomats and activists on both sides leaders of the international provided incredible and unique insight; we community to take action saw something of the conditions of daily life in Ramallah, Bethlehem and Sderot and support the Israeli and with fascinating delegates from diverse Palestinian Youth Leaders backgrounds. The experience was truly who remain steadfast in their thought-provoking with no option but to commitment to making the confront some perhaps inconvenient truths.” two-state solution a reality. – Denise Joseph, London
OUR LEADERSHIP THE HONORARY BOARD OF ADVISORS
THE TRUSTEES ADVISORY COUNCIL
consists of prominent diplomatic, business, religious, and community leaders who command respect and trust amongst both Israelis and Palestinians. The Honorary Board of Advisors convenes annually and provides guidance as solicited throughout the year.
Daniel Lubetzky, Founder Marc Ginsberg, CEO Josh Nerpel, Executive Director,
consists of energetic and dynamic leaders across diverse sectors that have shown a commitment to public service and can contribute expertise in an area necessary to advance the mission of OneVoice and PeaceWorks. Only proven achievers with positions of influence and records of exceptional effectiveness are considered for this influential role. The Trustees Advisory Council holds at least one meeting per year. Members of the Trustees Advisory Council guide the organization through fundraising, strategic input, and overall advocacy.
John Edwin Mroz Archbishop Butros Muallem Dr. Bernard Patry Rhea Perlman Ambassador Thomas Pickering Brad Pitt Natalie Portman Rabbi David Rosen Ambassador Dennis Ross General Danny Rothschild Lord Jonathan Sacks Fred Schaufeld Professor Klaus Schwab Imad Shakur Ephraim Sneh Judge Abraham Sofaer Jeff Solomon Dr. Howard J. Sumka Toni G. Verstandig Dr.Imad Falouji
John Lyndon, Executive
Director, OneVoice Europe Polly Bronstein, Director, OneVoice Israel Samer Makhlouf, Executive Director, OneVoice Palestine
Nisreen Shahin, Executive Director of the PeaceWorks Foundation in Palestine
PEACEWORKS NETWORK FOUNDATION BOARD Daniel Lubetzky Karen Schaufeld Harriet Green Jonathan Prince Samer Hamadeh
Yasser Mahmoud Abbas Dr. Ziad Asali Joel Fields Sanford Gallanter Harriet Green Gideon Grinstein Samer Hamadeh
Jim Hornthal Joel Kellman Barry Kramer David Levin Lindsay Levin Bertie Lubner Bashar Masri Erez Meltzer
Richard Menell Thaer Mukbel Walid Najjab Craig Newmark In Memoriam *Laura Ziskin *Richard J. Urowsky
ONEVOICE EUROPE BOARD Lawrence Radley (chair) Sayyeda Salam Greg Rack Russell Mishcon Cornelia Meyer Denise Joseph Graham Edwards
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Azzam Shawwa Muhammad Ali Colette Avital Avishay Braverman Danny DeVito Stuart Eizenstat Talab El-Sana Dr. Saeb Erekat Rabbi Harvey Fields Shafik Gabr Gary Gladstein Fredric H. Gould Yoel Hasson Stephen Heintz Samir Hulileh Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs Samer Khoury Dr. Alon Liel Stanley Litow Eti Livni Rabbi Brian Lurie Sir Paul McCartney Mike Medavoy Rabbi Michael Melchior
OneVoice United States
THE DIFFERENCE YOUR DONATION MAKES A Great Investment: Over
the past 12 years, OneVoice’s award-winning mission has proven its ability to build a network of human infrastructure capable of implementing effective grassroots campaigns and youth leadership training in Israel, Palestine, and on the global stage. These parallel movements combine to create powerful synergy, which was recognized in 2009 with OneVoice’s receipt of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Intercultural Innovation Award. OneVoice has additionally received the Artists’ and Humans’ Project Cultural Achievement Award; the 2004
WHEN YOU GIVE:
World Association of NGOs Peace, Reconciliation, and Security Award; the 2005 King Hussein Humanitarian Leadership Prize presented by former President Jimmy Carter; and the 2008 Skoll Award. Just this June, OVI’s Tal Harris and OVP’s Samer Makhlouf were awarded the 2014 IIE Victor J. Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from The Institute of International Education (IIE). Moreover, OneVoice has demonstrated successful financial management, an example of which is the $1 million Skoll Award, which resulted in an unprecedented additional $150,000 grant.
TOWN HALL MEETING & CIVIC EDUCATION MOBILIZATION
26% LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
FINANCIALS STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE PEACEWORKS NETWORK FOUNDATION’S ONEVOICE MOVEMENT
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES FOR ONEVOICE EUROPE
FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013
APRIL 2013 - MARCH 2014
Statement of Activities
Statement of Activities for OneVoice Europe
Support and Revenue Grant Contributions In-kind Donations Miscellaneous Income Total Support and Revenue
$1,007,444 $499,680 $1,542 $396,459 $1,905,125
Funding From Individuals Miscellaneous Income Total Support and Revenue
Outreach & Education Programme
Transfers to Regional Offices
Other Program Expenses
Leadership Development Phase Mobilization Phase Other Program Expenses
$2,542 $768,275 $2,122,554
Statement Of Financial Position $935,555
Current Assets (Cash, Equivalents & Investments)
Contributions and Accounts Receivable
Property and Equipment
Liabilities & Equity Liabilities Equity Total Liabilities & Equity
Total Current Assets
Supporting Services Civic Education Phase
$136,033 $1,911,792 $2,047,825
MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL EXPENSES
Funding from Individuals
Support and Revenue
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