Common Ground affirms Jewish American Tzedek Chicago’s recognition that “the creation of an ethnic Jewish nation state in historic Palestine resulted in an injustice against the Palestinian people – an injustice that continues to this day.”

To rectify this injustice, Common Ground lauds Jewish American Peter Beinart’s 2020 declaration I No Longer Believe in a Jewish State, 2021 video Why I no longer believe in a Jewish state, 2021 advocacy A Jewish case for Palestinian refugee return and 2023 declaration You Can’t Save Democracy in a Jewish State, and invites Palestine solidarity groups to endorse and defend the Palestinian rejection of Israel’s demand to be recognized as an ethnoreligious ‘Jewish state’ and repudiate recognition of any enthnoreligious nation state in Palestine/Israel.

Building intercultural/interfaith bridges to support equality for all citizens in Palestine/Israel, Common Ground hosts Palestinians and Jewish Israelis to discuss the Palestinian rejection of Israel’s 2014  ‘Jewish state’ demand, the Palestinian-Jewish protest against, and petition to repeal, Israel’s 2018 Jewish Nation-State Law “that constitutionally enshrines Jewish supremacy,” the One Democratic State Campaign call for Palestinian-Jewish equal rights, democracy and intercultural unity, and Palestine solidarity strategies to overcome Israel’s  “regime of Jewish supremacy” and “apartheid” — acknowledged by B’Tselem, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the UN Human Rights Council and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic — dismantle “settler-colonialism” and uphold “freedom, justice and equality” for all in Palestine/Israel, from the river to the sea.

Common Ground invites Palestine solidarity groups to:


Ayman Nijim, Grassroots International Solidarity Program Officer for the Middle East, Common Ground Advisory Board Chair

Iyad Burnat, Chair of Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall, and Rains Rouner, Common Ground Co-Founder and Executive Director

Imam Abdullah Faaruuq
Imam Abdullah Faaruuq, Imam of Masjid Al-Hamdulillah, Roxbury, MA, Common Ground Advisory Board