OneVoice aims to amplify the voice of the overwhelming but heretofore silent majority of Israelis and Palestinians who wish to end the conflict. Since its inception in 2002, OneVoice has empowered ordinary citizens to demand accountability from elected representatives and ensure that the political agenda is not hijacked by extremists.
OneVoice works to reframe the conflict by transcending the “left vs. right” and “Israeli vs. Palestinian” paradigms and by demonstrating that the moderate majority can prevail over the extremist minority.
While the needs and concerns of the Israeli and Palestinian peoples are different -- Israelis wish to end terror and the existential threat to Israel; Palestinians wish to end the occupation and achieve an independent Palestinian state -- the vast majority on each side agrees that these goals are achievable only by reaching a two-state solution. 0This consensus is supported by prior agreements and has been laid out in the Clinton Parameters -- what remains is to demonstrate to the elected leadership on each side that Israelis & Palestinians want to end the conflict, and overwhelmingly support immediate negotiations toward that goal. Mobilizing civil society to this effect is OneVoice's aim.