For most of the spring and summer months of 2021, I worked on a report on the work of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) with Maya Rosen, a friend and fellow Jerusalem-based activist. It was a massive undertaking. We see KKL-JNF as a key force upholding inequality in Israel/Palestine, and our report focuses on how progressive Jews can strategize together in order to counter the discriminatory work of KKL-JNF. The report gives an overview of the parts of KKL-JNF's work that have displaced Palestinians and further entrenched the occupation, explains the (often opaque) internal structures of the organization, and provides some initial suggestions on what can be done to begin to counter the discriminatory work of KKL-JNF.
Our hope is that this can be a resource to more fully understand the work of KKL-JNF and to help ignite increased broad coalitional work on this front.
The report is long, so we included an executive summary for those who want a quicker overview.
The full report is posted here and you can download it here: