‘3.3 million Jews can change the life of 40 million Poles’
The founding wish of the JRMiP is to write new pages into a history that never quite took the course we wanted. We call for the return of 3.300.000 Jews to Poland to symbolize the possibility of our collective imagination – to right the wrongs history has imposed and to reclaim the promise of a utopian future that all citizens deserve. Our destiny is not tied to the fate of Jews – or Poles – we welcome into our ranks all those who believe in the strength of dreams and political will to achieve more. Members of the movement are migrants, intellectuals, workers, artists, out-casts and thinkers: People who recognize that the Europe of today needs to be re-thought, that Israel must change to be part of the Middle East and that as citizens we have the ability and responsibility to imagine the world differently. Now, the movement needs you. Together, we can be strong in our weakness.
In the words of the JRMiP manifesto: ‘This is the response we propose for these times of crisis, when faith has been exhausted and old utopias have failed. Optimism is dying out. The promised paradise has been privatized. The Kibbutz apples and water melons are no longer as ripe. We direct our appeal not only to Jews. We accept into our ranks all those for whom there is no place in their homelands – the expelled and the persecuted. There will be no discrimination in our movement. We shall not ask about your life stories, check your residence cards or question your refugee status.’
Join us and Europe will be stunned.
The JRMiP was initiated by Israeli-born artist Yael Bartana in 2007 and since then has garnered international recognition and support. In May 2012 the JRMiP will meet for the first time in Berlin to formulate their future agenda.