Jewish Voice for Peace

2020 Feb 14 - 1:42am
At Jewish Voice for Peace, we are watching with deep concern the legal and political manipulation and weaponization of the language of “terrorism,” particularly against Palestinians working nonviolently for their rights, freedom, and equality. In both Israel and the U.S., the accusation of terrorism is used to stoke fear, dehumanize whole communities, and violently repress, incarcerate... Source
Tags: Statement
2020 Jan 29 - 1:00am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 (New York City, NY) January 28, 2020: In the latest confirmation of the Trump administration’s one-sided support for Israeli control and annexation, the President today, alongside evangelical Christians and extremist Jewish Israeli settler leaders, but without any Palestinians, released a so-called... Source
Tags: Press Release, Statement
2020 Jan 17 - 5:44am
This powerful open letter condemning the firing of Dr. JB Brager was initiated by Rabbi Ariana Katz of Hineinu, the Baltimore Justice Shtiebl. The letter is signed by 78 Jewish spiritual leaders and educators from across the political spectrum, who share a belief that “it is irresponsible and dangerous to equate critiques of Israel as anti-Semitism.” We are proud that many of them are members of... Source
Tags: From our Staff and Members, Jewish Community Transformation, Statement
2019 Dec 30 - 8:00pm
Last night as I lit the candles with my family for the last night of Chanukah, it was difficult to access joy. Every day of Chanukah this year brought a new form of antisemitic violence and harassment in the U.S. Saturday night in Monsey, New York, 5 were wounded by an armed attacker at a Chanukah gathering. So today, I write to you with deep sadness. I am not going to mince words: I am terrified. Source
Tags: From our Staff and Members, Jewish Community Transformation, Statement, antisemitism
2019 Dec 25 - 1:15am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 From BDS dreidels to “Boycott, boycott, boycott” to #LatkesAgainstTrump, Jews across the U.S. challenge Trump’s Executive Order (New York City, NY) From Seattle to Ann Arbor to Tuscon, from New York City to LA to Miami, hundreds of Chanukah celebrations were held challenging President Trump’s... Source
Tags: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, Press Release, Statement, Trump Resistance, bds, Jewish Community Transformation
2019 Dec 12 - 5:41am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 “This EO doesn’t fight antisemitism – and it makes me feel less safe on campus” December 11, 2019 (New York City, NY): As President Trump signs an Executive Order on antisemitism on college campuses, Jewish students and faculty cry foul. Jewish Voice for Peace students and academics know that this... Source
Tags: Academic Advisory Council, Press Release, antisemitism, Stifling Dissent
2019 Dec 11 - 7:36am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 “Trump doesn’t care about Jewish safety – this Executive Order is about silencing criticism of Israel” (New York City, NY) December 10, 2019: The impending Executive Order by President Trump will do nothing to make Jewish students safer on college campuses, and Jewish Voice for Peace... Source
Tags: Academic Advisory Council, Press Release, Statement, antisemitism, Stifling Dissent
2019 Nov 20 - 12:31am
Posted on behalf of Al Haq and the Palestinian NGO Network November 19, 2019 Al-Haq and the 146 members of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO), in the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, refuse all funds from Airbnb, and we call upon humanitarian groups across the world to join us in solidarity. Airbnb, your funds are tainted by your complicity in... Source
Tags: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, Press Release, Statement, airbnb, bds, Land confiscation
2019 Nov 19 - 3:25am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 “The Trump administration was never focused on promoting peace, but instead on propping up Netanyahu’s and Trump’s careers and perpetuating Israeli control over Palestinians. Pompeo and the Trump administration don’t get to rewrite international law.” As the Trump administration is... Source
Tags: Press Release, Statement, Settlements
2019 Nov 12 - 10:48pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 “In the U.S., we must not just watch, yet again, as Israel’s massive military dominates and destroys Palestinian lives and livelihoods in Gaza” JVP condemns the latest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. We see this escalation as yet another example of Israel’s illegal and unconscionable... Source
Tags: Press Release, Statement, Gaza, Netanyahu
2019 Nov 7 - 1:39am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 “Israel can’t hide the truth: Every day it is slipping further from any pretense at democracy” (New York City, NY) November 6, 2019: Yesterday the Israeli Supreme Court approved the Israeli government expelling the head of Human Rights Watch in Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir... Source
Tags: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, Press Release, Statement, bds
2019 Oct 27 - 7:48am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 On the anniversary of the white supremacist, antisemitic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we remember, we grieve, and we recommit. Joyce Feinberg Richard Gottfried Rose Mallinger Jerry Rabinowitz David Rosenthal Cecil Rosenthal Bernice Simon Sylvan Simon Daniel Stein Melvin Wax... Source
Tags: Press Release, Statement, antisemitism, Intersectionality

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