In the past months there has been some confusion as to what OneVoice is, and what it isn't; what OneVoice works to achieve, and what is outside the realm of its mission.
What is OneVoice?
OneVoice is an international movement of Americans, Palestinians, Israelis, Europeans, Muslims, Jews and Christians who are fed up with the ongoing conflict and who are ready and eager to support a serious process, leading to a comprehensive agreement that will fulfill the hopes and beliefs of both the Palestinian and the Israeli people for a two-state solution.
The people on both sides do not agree on all aspects of the conflict. They live in different realities and therefore have different narratives. Achieving the final status agreement is going to be a challenging and complicated process, requiring extraordinary creativity and courage.
While each side clearly has its own perspective, One Voice is certain that there is a mutually acceptable solution that can accommodate the positions of both sides.
One Voice does not propose any solutions but it believes in the power of the people to create a historic change, to take part in the decision making process and to help bringing an end to the conflict through an uninterrupted negotiations that will lead to a final, fair and comprehensive peace agreement.
Our Work is Designed to:
- Build a mass grassroots movement that will amplify the voice of the silent moderate majority;
- Show that there is a partner for negotiations and peace on both sides;
- Mobilize citizens to urge and support their heads of state to negotiate a two state solution that ends the occupation, and all forms of violence, that permanently ends the conflict, and achieves international recognition, security, respect, peace, and prosperity for both states;
- Include international and independent efforts to mobilize civil society;
- Build understanding that for the majority of Palestinians the need is to end occupation and establish a viable independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 boarders and solving the issues reserved to the permanent status negotiations according to international resolutions, while for the majority of Israelis the need is to secure borders that will bring an end to all forms of violence and a permanent end to the conflict that guarantees mutual recognition and normal relations with their neighbors.