This page contains all of the past weeks, their information and actions from the Kumi Now initiative.

  • Week 24: Tourism and Pilgrimage
    For the northern hemisphere, students and families around the world are beginning their summer vacations. While in the southern hemisphere… more
  • Week 23: Environmental Effects of the Occupation
    June 5 is World Environment Day. While Palestinians as a people are under constant threat and assault from the occupation,… more
  • Week 22: Child Fatalities
    The United Nations observes June 1 as the Global Day of Parents, acknowledging the critical role that parents have in… more
  • Week 21: Preserving History and Culture
    The United Nations celebrates May 21 as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The day was… more
  • Week 20: The Ongoing Nakba
    For Palestinians, May 15 is Nakba Day. That is the day following the Israeli Independence Day on the Gregorian calendar.… more
  • Week 19: U.S. Support of Israel
    Palestinians in the occupied territory have long suffered as a result of U.S. support of Israel. The Trump administration’s decisions… more
  • Week 18: Freedom of Speech
    As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day on May 3, we want the world to know that Palestinian journalists face… more
  • Week 17: Nation-State Law
    On May 1, 2018, the Knesset passed the Nation-State law (officially Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish… more
  • Week 16: Administrative Detention
    This Palestinian Prisoners Day, April 17, let us remember the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners. At the end of 2019,… more
  • Week 15: Home Demolitions
    Having a home and a safe place for your family to live in is one of the most vital parts… more
  • Week 14: Minors in Military Courts
    Many of the injustices committed against Palestinians combine in the use of night arrests and military prisons to traumatize children… more
  • Week 13: Conditions in Gaza
    On March 30, Palestinians celebrate Land Day, a commemoration of the first Palestinian general strike, in 1976, against land confiscation… more
  • Week 12: Natural Resources
    The West Bank is rich in natural resources. However, due to Israel’s occupation and control over the occupied Palestinian territory,… more
  • Week 11: Olive Trees
    Palestinians in the occupied territory face rampant destruction of their olive trees and livelihoods. As more trees are uprooted and… more
  • Week 10: Women in Peacebuilding
    In other weeks of the year we document the hardships that women have had to bear due to the occupation.… more
  • Week 9: Restrictions on Movement
    The checkpoints throughout the occupied Palestinian territory control and choke the lives of Palestinians. In 2014, UNAIDS declared March 1… more
  • Week 8: Settlements and Violence
    This week, as Palestinians mark the date of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre on February 25, the Kumi Now community is… more
  • Week 7: Discriminatory Policies towards the Palestinian People
    In declaring February 20 the World Day of Social Justice, the United Nations stated “that social development and social justice… more
  • Week 6: Medical Rights
    The blockade of Gaza is a noose around its neck. One of the worst impacts of that noose is the… more
  • Week 5: Palestinian Citizens of Israel
    Palestinian citizens of Israel face regular discrimination in policing, employment, housing, and every other facet of life. As the High… more
  • Week 4: Jerusalem
    Once regarded as the center of the world, an epicenter of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, a symbol of the clashes… more
  • Week 3: Building Permit Discrimination
    As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, another injustice that we need to address involves the building of homes… more
  • Week 2: Doing Business while Palestinian
    We begin our year by looking ahead to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed the third Monday of each year,… more
  • Week 1: Kumi New Year
    Welcome to a new year of Kumi Now! As you look back at your own year past and forward to… more
    WEEK 11 Palestinian Christians are facing increasingly difficult circumstances due to the Israeli occupation. This has led many Palestinian Christians to emigrate…
  • Kumi Check-in #1
    Week 10 This week is the first of three Kumi Check-in weeks. We would like you to reflect on your experience with Kumi Now, the website, and the book. Once you have taken some time to reflect, we would be grateful if you could complete the feedback form below so that we can keep Kumi Now relevant and enable you to rise up together for justice.
  • Military Court Watch
    Week 9 Many of the injustices committed against Palestinians combine in the use of night arrests and military prisons to traumatize children most of all. Military Court Watch (MCW) is dedicated to publicizing and countering this process. Here’s what you need to know about Palestinian children in the Israeli military system and what you can do so that together we can rise up.
  • Al-Marsad
    Week 8 Cut in two by the 1967 Arab-Israel War, the Syrian Golan faces a wide set of problems. The Israeli government is systematically marginalizing its Syrian population in order to turn the occupied Syrian Golan into ‘Northern Israel’. Al-Marsad, the Arab Human Rights Centre, exists to protect the human rights of this marginalized population.
  • CPT
    Week 7 Palestinians in the West Bank city of al-Khalil, also known as Hebron, particularly the H2 area, suffer immensely due to the presence of Israeli settlers and the Israeli military in the middle of the Old City.
    Week 6 Night raids on Palestinians in the occupied territory are the main tool of violence towards Palestinian women. The Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) works to document and oppose this violence. Here’s what you need to know about violence against Palestinian women and what you can do so that together we can rise up.
  • Wi’am
    Week 5 We often feel divided by our national and religious views and backgrounds. But when it comes to children we as humans are in agreement: children should not be the victims of the wars and conflicts of adults. But in the occupied Palestinian territory children bear the physical and mental scars of decades of occupation.
  • MennoPIN
    Week 4 Palestinians in the occupied territories face constant fear of the demolition of their homes by Israeli authorities. The MennoPIN works to raise awareness of home demolitions and other injustices in the occupied Palestinian territory.
  • Stop the Wall
    Week 3 Palestinian communities in the occupied territory are being torn apart due to the construction of the separation barrier, otherwise known as the Apartheid Wall. As the wall gets built, Israel is effectively annexing more and more Palestinian land to itself.
  • Jahalin Solidarity
    Week 2 Refugee Bedouin communities in Palestine, living under Israeli military occupation, have experienced decades of home demolitions and forcible land transfers along with virtually non-existent services. Al Khan al-Ahmar is one such village. Jahalin Solidarity works to hold the Israeli government accountable for these transgressions in order to ensure the safety and health of villages like Al Khan al-Ahmar.
  • Zaytoun
    Week 52 It is difficult to overstate the economic and symbolic importance of olive trees in Palestine. They are also a frequent object of violence: trees uprooted by settlers, farmers separated from their land by fences and checkpoints, and land seized for Israeli settlements.
  • PCHR
    Week 51 Human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine have been well documented by the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and other organizations for decades. And yet the violations continue.
  • Tent of Nations
    Week 50 Palestinians in the West Bank have been systematically denied their rights to improve and build upon their land while, simultaneously, they see their lands encroached upon by settlements and the border wall.
  • Kumi Check-in #3
    Week 49 This week is the third of three Kumi Check-in weeks. We would like you to reflect on your experience of Kumi Actions.
  • Kumi City March
    Week 48 Kumi City March The vision of a Kumi City march is to advocate for justice and peace in Palestine-Israel as well as to gather support and raise awareness for the Kumi Now initiative
  • AEI
    Week 47 Rachel’s Tomb, north of Bethlehem, is a place of religious significance for Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike. But Israel has illegally annexed the tomb area, enclosing it with a wall and denying Palestinians access.
  • Adalah
    Week 46 The Bedouin citizens of Israel face their own brand of oppression from the Israeli government. Authorities work to strip the Bedouin of their traditional culture and livelihoods, and in the process seize their lands.
  • Dar al-Kalima
    Week 45 At the hands of the Israeli occupation Palestinians respond differently and use unique forms of resistance. Dar al-Kalima University of Arts and Culture and other schools and arts organizations know that art as a creative tool of resistance is a cornerstone of a successful nonviolent resistance.
  • CMEP
    Week 44 Implemented in 2006, the Israeli blockade of Gaza was intended to punish Hamas for their victory in the 2006 elections. However, the reality is that children, families, and ordinary citizens are most punished by the blockade. Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) sees the injustice in the blockade and is working to stop the blockade.
  • DCIP
    Week 43 Of all the injustices wrought on Palestinians, perhaps the most heartbreaking, and simultaneously least reported, is widespread youth detention…
  • Kumi Care #3
    Week 42 Self-care and community-care are key aspects of any truly successful campaign, movement, or activism! That is why this week we are engaging in Kumi Care: an opportunity to carve out space to rest and re-energize before diving back into the Kumi Now initiative.
  • Women in Black
    Week 41 There is a twisted irony at the intersection of war and gender: war is almost always declared and fought by men. But it is women and children that suffer much of the violence.
  • Pilgrims of Ibillin
    Week 40 Palestinian citizens of Israel face discrimination when it comes to education funding by the State of Israel. The Mar Elias Schools in Ibillin are working to provide quality education to all children equally, whether they are Jewish, Christian, Muslim or Druze, and it is pressuring Israel to end its unequal treatment of its citizens’ education.
  • Zochrot
    Week 39 Palestinians have been fighting for the right to return to their homes and property for seventy years. The right of return is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and precedents for it go back to the ancient philosophers. Zochrot is working for a vision of the right of return for Palestinians that makes Israel a homeland and better place for Palestinians and all Israelis.
  • Sabeel-Kairos
    Week 38 Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and flouting of United Nations (U.N.) resolutions is ongoing and unwavering. The harm caused to Palestinians by Israel’s occupation and the practices associated with the occupation breaks a wide range of international laws, and is also morally and ethically abhorrent…
  • Kumi Check-in #2
    Week 37 – Kumi Check-in This week is the second of three Kumi Check-in weeks. We would like you to reflect on your experience with Kumi Now, the website, and the book.
  • Sabeel
    Week 36 Sabeel Jerusalem is a significant place for many. The city has been demolished and rebuilt on at least eighteen occasions, and it has been conquered and reconquered more than thirty-seven times. The latest conquest was by the Israeli army in 1967.
    Week 35 Home demolitions are a constant form of violence against Palestinians. The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) works to stop these demolitions.