As the Jewish calendar brings us to the end of another year, I am looking back at an
extraordinary twelve months. The political environment in Israel gives us very little cause for celebration, yet
Peace Now is indeed making a difference. We are confronting the extreme right and the occupation, advancing the
cause of peace and democracy, and keeping the door open for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian
Our highlight event was the May 27th "Two States – One Hope" demonstration in Tel Aviv, marking 50 years to the
occupation, which attracted over 30,000 peace activists from across the country. It was a huge success, thanks to
the support of many of you.
Our flagship program, Settlement Watch, which analyzes and publicizes information on the Israeli government's role
in the construction of settlements, was particularly prominent. We took policymakers and policy-shapers - including
Israeli and international politicians, diplomats and journalists - on tours of the settlements. The British
government wanted us to show its Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on a private tour, what the settlements look
like. Our legal department repeatedly took the government and the settlers to court, and scored several victories
enabling us to make our case against the settlements and the occupation.