The Peace Movement


The Israeli peace movement began during the 1978 Israeli-Egyptian peace talks with the establishment of Peace Now (Shalom Achshav). The movement became prominent during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, when 400,000 Israelis (10% of Israel’s population at the time) attended a Peace Now rally. The movement has suffered a decline in the wake of the Second Intifada (2000-2005) but continues to influence the public discourse in Israel.

APN Resources



When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice

Atalia Omer / University of Chicago Press (2013)
Book Review (Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies) | CampusBooks

The Israeli Peace Movement: A Shattered Dream

Tamar S. Hermann / Cambridge University Press (2009)
Book Review (Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice) | CampusBooks

Our Sisters' Promised Land: Women, Politics, and Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence

Ayala Emmett / University of Michigan Press (2003)
Book Review ( | CampusBooks

Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Israel

Mohammed Abu-Nimer / State University of New York Press (1999)
Book Review ( | CampusBooks

Historic Documents

Reports and Data Sources