The following Palestinian organizations have called on the international community to support the Global March to Jerusalem

Al-Rowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Centre

Al-Walaja Popular Resistance Committee

The Alternative Information Center

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

Beit Ummar Popular Resistance Committee

Bil'in Popular Resistance Committee

Friends of Freedom and Justice, Bil'in

Handala Center

Holy Land Trust

International Solidarity Movement

Nebi Saleh Popular Resistance Committee

Ni' lin Popular Resistance Committee

Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign

Palestine Justice Network

Palestine Solidarity Project

Popular Struggle Coordinating Committee

Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies

Youth Against Settlements

Youth Activity Center – Aida Camp

The International Solidarity Initiative

Palestine National Initiative

All people of conscience must support the Global March to Jerusalem, and the bravery of those who undertake it. It appeals to our sense of justice, moral and religious sentiments, and in my case to a personal attachment to the city of my birth. May I and all Jerusalemites who were expelled from it return there.

- Dr. Ghada Karmi, Co-Director, Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter

Palestinians and supporters are encouraged to come and challenge restrictions and occupations. By sea, air and land people of good conscience will come to recognize Land Day and help us emphasize the centrality of Jerusalem and its plight under colonial occupation.

- Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Palestinian Author, Academic and Civil Rights Leader

As world leaders have done nothing over the past six decades to curb Israel's persistent campaign of ethnic cleansing against the indigenous Palestinian population, civil societies all over the world are taking initiatives to demand an end to the relentless cruelty and mercilessness aimed at a principally unarmed civilian population. The Global March to Jerusalem is another effort by people of conscience to take a stand for justice and for human dignity. The importance of such civil action cannot be overstated.

- Susan Abulhawa, novelist and human rights activist

As an anti-war organizer and activist working for justice for the Palestinian people, I hope to see a sea of people marching in unity towards Jerusalem in March of 2012. The march will be a powerful act of solidarity with Palestinians who are fighting for their basic human rights, particularly the right to free movement which the Israeli government has so severely restricted. It is critical that we support non-violent forms of resistance such as these, which are the only way to attain a peaceful and just solution for everyone in the region.

- Medea Benjamin

Jerusalem is a holy city unto the Children of Abraham. I lament the plight of Palestinian friends living in Bethlehem (and throughout the West Bank and Gaza) who have not been permitted to visit Jerusalem for almost two decades. As a rabbi who believes that my Abrahamic cousins possess an equal right to access Jerusalem, barring entry offends my faithfulness to Judaism. Israel cannot call itself a democracy as long as Palestinian Muslims and Christians are prevented from pilgrimage and prayer in Jerusalem. This is among the many reasons I support the global nonviolent march to Jerusalem. May the Compassionate One who is the Parent of us all, open the gates of compassion and justice for everyone who desires to enter.

- Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence

We have tried to sail to Gaza with the Gaza Freedom flotillas and we have tried to march to Gaza with the Gaza Freedom March. We have gone to Gaza with Viva Palestina. Over the years, in the West Bank, international solidarity activists helped farmers, merchants and students. Now the Global March to Jerusalem provides an opportunity for international activists to again demonstrate their support the Palestinian quest for justice.Come with us to Jerusalem in March, 2012!

- Ann Wright, former United States Army colonel is important for all those committed to peace and justice to support and applaud an initiative such as Global March to Jerusalem…[which]…poses a vivid challenge to the unlawfulness and cruelty of the continuing Israeli occupation of Palestine.

- Dr. Richard Falk, Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University

Israel is currently inflicting outright genocide against the Palestinians in violation of the 1948 Genocide Convention, particularly article II(a)—killing members of the group; and article II(b) causing serious bodily and mental harm to members of the group; and article II(c) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part. Article I of the 1948 Genocide Convention requires everyone in the world “to prevent” the ongoing Israeli genocide against the Palestinians. That is exactly what the Global March to Jerusalem is all about.

- Professor Francis A. Boyle, University of Illinois College of Law

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Following is a partial list of organizations that have endorsed the Global March to Jerusalem. It includes those that are based or have a significant presence in North America, and are either participating in the organizing of the North American contingent of the GMJ or have been invited to do so. If your organization wishes to endorse and/or participate in the organizing, please contact For organizations outside North America, see

  • A.N.S.W.E.R-Act Now to Stop War & End Racism - Coalition

  • Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition

  • American Indian Movement - West

  • Bay Area Women in Black

  • Birthright Unplugged

  • Canada Palestine Association

  • Canada-Palestine Support Network

  • Canadian Arab Federation

  • Canadian Boat to Gaza

  • Canadian Peace Alliance

  • Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

  • Centre for Research on Globalization

  • Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid

  • CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine & Israel

  • CODEPINK Women for Peace

  • Existence is Resistance

  • Freedom Socialist Party

  • Free Palestine Committee, National Lawyers Guild

  • Free Palestine Movement

  • Friends of Sabeel - Hawaii

  • Friends of Sabeel - North America

  • Friends of Sabeel - Northern California

  • General Union of Palestinian Students - San Francisco State University

  • Global Exchange

  • Hamilton Coalition to stop the War

  • Hilton Head for Peace

  • Independent Jewish Voices

  • International Committee, National Lawyers Guild

  • International Socialist Organization

  • International Solidarity Movement Bard College

  • International Solidarity Movement Northern California

  • Intifada Tent - Occupy Oakland


  • Leadership Team of Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, MN

  • Middle East Childres's Alliance

  • Middle East Crisis Response

  • Middle East Study Group

  • Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) York University

  • Muslim American Society Immigrant Justice Center

  • North Coast Coalition for Palestine

  • Our Neighbors in Palestine

  • Palestine House

  • Palestinian American Congress

  • Palestinian Association of Brantford

  • Palestinian Association of Hamilton

  • Resource Center for Nonviolence

  • San Jose Peace & Justice Center

  • Science for Peace

  • September15

  • South Alameda County Peace & Justice Committee

  • Students for Justice in Palestine - UC Berkeley

  • United Progressives

  • U.S. Dominican Palestine Coordinating Committee

  • Voice of Palestine

  • Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club


Following is a list of indivduals who endorse the Global March to Jerusalem. Additional endorsements are welcome and may be sent to

  • Dr. Amir M. Maasoumi

  • Ann Wright, United States Army colonel, ret.

  • Benjamin Monnet, World Assembly Member, USA/Korea

  • Clayborne Carson, Professor & Director, Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University

  • Cornell West, Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University; Philosopher, writer and Civil Rights Activist

  • David Hartsough, Director, Peaceworkers, San Francisco

  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake, Presiding Minister, Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, San Francisco

  • Edward Peck, Retired US Ambassador and career US Diplomat

  • Professor Francis A. Boyle, University of Illinois College of Law

  • George Galloway, British Member of Parliament

  • Dr. Ghada Karmi, Co-Director, Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter

  • Dr. Hatem Bazian, Senior Lecturer in Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

  • Izzet Sahin, International Affairs Secretary, IHH

  • Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Pastor Emeritus, Trinity Church of Christ, Chicago

  • Joe Meadors, Veteran and Survivor of the 1967 Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty

  • Dr. Judith Butler, American philosopher and Professor, University of California, Berkeley

  • Lauren Booth, English broadcaster, journalist and pro-Palestinian activist

  • Fr. Louis Vitale, Order of Franciscan Monks; Pace e Bene; nonviolent resistor

  • Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, American rabbi in the Jewish Renewal movement

  • Mairead Maguire, , Nobel Peace Laureate

  • Marcy Winograd, Los Angeles teacher, peace activist and former candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives

  • Medea Benjamin, Co-founder Code Pink and Global Exchange

  • Mustafa Barghouti, Palestinian democracy activist and former presidential candidate

  • Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT

  • Richard Falk, Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University

  • Roger Leisner, Radio Free Maine

  • Ronnie Kasrils, South African ANC leader and cabinet minister

  • Samuel F. Hart, U.S. Ambassador, ret.

  • Susan Abulhawa, Palestinian-American author and Founder of Playgrounds for Palestine

  • Tariq Ali, British Pakistani military historian, novelist, journalist, filmmaker, public intellectual, political campaigner, activist, and commentator