A Glimmer of Hope in Gaza: The Power of Inside/Outside Organizing

Nov 22, 2023 | PDA News

Late last night the Israeli government and Hamas agreed to exchange hostages during a four-day “Partial Ceasefire.” This good news comes courtesy of the tens-of-millions of people in the streets around the world, pressuring politicians and demanding peace. 


We are cautiously optimistic and relieved to learn of an agreement for the return of some hostages in exchange for prisoners; along with daily windows of ceasefire in the tragic Israel/Hamas conflict.

We acknowledge the work put in by the Biden administration and the government of Qatar to broker this agreement. We hope this is a watershed moment, a first step on a path to peace and security for all in the region.

We also recognize that the positive developments of the past 36 hours followed from weeks of mounting pressure on world leaders from the tens of millions of people in the streets demanding an end to the bloodshed, and activists who delivered their message in the halls of power.

We will continue to call for a complete ceasefire, and for continued negotiations to bring us closer to that goal.

If you have not already done so, please contact your U.S. House Rep.Senators, and the White House to ask that we build upon this positive step.

In solidarity,

Alan Minsky and Mike Fox for the PDA National Team

1 Comment

  1. rivka shpak lissak

    Iam an Israeli historian. Isupport a 2 national state solution but the Palestinians do not really suport this solution. Palestinan liaders rejected 6 proposals to get a state besides I srael in 1936,1947,1993 2000,2008, 2014 becaise they demand to settle all refugees in Israel and not in the Palestinian state. This demand is a trojan horse to turn the Kews into a minority and put an end to the Jewish state.
    The hamas is working to destroy Israel as they did on October 10.
    I can prove you that Israel is not responsible for the refugees problem.