Partners for Progressive Israel mourns its founder Harold Shapiro


When others might have retired to Florida, Harold and his wife Myra came to New York City for its cultural riches. Myra immersed herself in poetry, and Harold created Meretz USA —later to be called PPI–whose mission is to educate American Jews regarding peace, justice, equality and human rights in Israel, and the creation of two states for two peoples. Harold was a philanthropist, generous in mind and spirit, and a tireless worker.



Personal Letter Campaign against Israel’s Travel Ban Law

The Israeli public is largely unaware of the effects of Israel's new travel ban has on the American community. The law bans the entry of non Israeli citizens who supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) of Israel or Israeli settlements in areas under Israel's occupation.

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Conversations with Israel and Palestine


Partners for Progressive Israel holds monthly conversations with scholars, activists and politicians on issues concerning Israeli and Palestinian politics and society. Visit our events page for more information on upcoming Conversations. Feel free to listen to past conversations or subscribe to the PPI podcast on Itunes.

The Theo Bikel Fund for Peace and Social Justice

In loving memory of Theodore Bikel, Partners for Progressive Israel has established a Theodore Bikel Fund for Peace and Social Justice. The Fund will honor and promote the values that Theodore Bikel struggled for throughout his life: human rights and social justice, dignity and peace for Israel, its neighbors and the world.

Israel Study Tour - Qalandia Checkpoint

Filmmaker Ben Sharif joins Partners for Progressive Israel's Study Tour. They visit Qalandia Checkpoint, the main checkpoint between the northern West Bank and Jerusalem. The checkpoint is used by the Israeli military to control Palestinian access to East Jerusalem.