Students of Justice in Palestine is a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community members at Drew University. Our group is organized according to democratic principles in order to promote justice, human rights, liberation, and self-determination for the Palestinian people.
As an advocacy group our goal is to create an outlet for an honest, anti-normalization public discourse on campus in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. SJP is committed to a core set of principles to which it expects its members to adhere. Thus being the full decolonization of all illegally held Palestinian lands, the end of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Furthermore, to uphold stances against acts of injustices committed by the state of Israel that effects the human rights of the indigenous Palestinian people. SJP believes that while the Palestinian people must ultimately be able to decide their future in Palestine, certain key principles, grounded in international law, human rights, and basic standards of justice, are fundamental to a fair and just resolution of the plight of the Palestinians. SJP rejects any form of hatred or discrimination against any racial, religious, or ethnic group. And because SJP roots its strength in the diversity of its membership, SJP welcomes individuals of all ethnic and religious backgrounds to join in solidarity with the struggle for justice in Palestine.