Combatants for Peace, founded in 2006, is a non-profit, volunteer organization of ex-combatant Israelis and Palestinian men and women, who have laid down their weapons and rejected all means of violence. They are working together to end the occupation of Palestine, bring just peace to the land, and demonstrate that Israelis and Palestinians can work and live together.
Combatants for Peace’s mission is to build the social infrastructure necessary for ending the conflict and the occupation and to form communities of Palestinians and Israelis working together through non-violent means to promote peace. They believe that such communities can serve as a role model for both sides, demonstrating through action that there is a real alternative to the cycle of violence. They believe that disseminating such activities widely can and will affect attitudinal change at the societal level and policy change at the political level.
Combatants for Peace envision themselves as a strong, significant, influential, binational community – a community that exemplifies viable cooperation and coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis. It is a movement based upon nonviolent activism designed to advance the termination of the occupation and to provide a foundation for relations between the two peoples after a peace agreement. Their ultimate goal is to end the occupation and establish a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders.