The Orange County Cousins Club was formed recently by Orange County residents, Jews and Palestinians, who are concerned about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
We meet monthly to educate ourselves about the issues, sponsor public educational meetings, and voice our support for peaceful solutions to the Middle East crisis.
After much discussion, we adopted three principles of unity which form a basis for our activities. (These principles have also been adopted by other organizations including the New Jewish Agenda, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the American Friends Service Committee, the Palestine Aid Society and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.) They are:
The United States should recognize that the Palestinian people have a right to a state of their own in the West Bank and the Gaza strip alongside Israel, with peace and security for both states.