Brit Tzedek v’Shalom was actively working for peace before peace was cool.
It was actively building an organizing infrastructure and a base of power for a two state solution and real peace.
It was actively talking beyond the inside policy circles, beyond the Beltway, beyond the ivory towers of debate and taking the issue into the country.
It was engaging those who were not already convinced.
It was building a home for those who wanted a two state solution and thought they were alone in their hope.
It was building a Jewish and peace alternative to the stalemate in the general society and in parts of the most visible Jewish organizational life at the time.
Through its history it proceeded with deep commitment to Jewish values and history and culture.
It proceeded against the obstacles.
It proceeded with hope and heart.
And as a result it now provides the basis for a growing presence around the country of activists and organizers for a pro-Israel, pro-peace alternative.
Thank you, Brit Tzedek v’Shalom.