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Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB)

Profile

Country/TerritoryUnited States
Websitehttp://www.ifpb.org/
Founded2001, with main office in Washington, D.C., and a West Coast office located in San Francisco
In their own wordsAn apolitical and non-governmental organization that fosters “a network of informed and active individuals who understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United States’ political, military, and economic role in it” by “lead[ing] diverse delegations to Israel/Palestine.”

Funding

  • In 2015 had reported income of $449,878 and reported expenses of $475,744.
  • In 2015 expended $315,604 on the delegation program, which “emphasized meetings with Israeli and Palestinian grassroots and advocates who live there.”
  • According to its website, “IFPB is mainly supported financially by small individual donations,” however they have also “attracted the support of several foundations. We continue to approach additional foundations for fiscal support.” (see below for list of partners)
    • These foundations are not named in the organization’s Guidestar entry or IRS 990 forms.
  • From mid-2006 to mid-2009, IFPB “received substantial financial support from our parent organization and partner, the Fellowship of Reconciliation-USA (FOR). Support from FOR was instrumental in helping IFPB transition to organizational independence over this time period.” FOR is still currently listed as a partner organization.

Activities

BDS Activities

  • Interfaith Peace-Builders signed on a call to thank “the National Council of the American Studies Association (ASA)… decision to endorse the Palestinian call for the academic boycott of Israel.”
  • Interfaith Peace-builders, together with COPEPINK and other groups promoting economic warfare, launched a campaign to “End US Military Aid to Israel.”
  • In July 2014, IFPB hosted a delegation to Israel and the West Bank, in conjunction with AFSC aimed at exposing participants to “the multi-faceted ways and places in which Palestinians resist occupation- including… Israeli refusers, Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (& many more!)”
  • On January 29, 2014, IFPB held an on-line training called “Mobilizing the Grassroots: The BDS Campaign and You.”
  • In 2011, members of the Interfaith Peace Builders’ first African Heritage Delegation to Israel/Palestine issued a call on African Americans to support the struggle for Palestinian rights, and have declared their support for the Palestinian-led campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel.

Board Members

Board members include: Ilise Benshushan Cohen, co-founder of the Atlanta chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace; Adam Horowitz, co-editor of the anti-Israel news portal Mondoweiss; Douglas Kerr, member of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP); and Lisa Nessan, member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).

Partners

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