Jewish Voice for Peace

2020 May 28 - 4:58am
Jewish Voice for Peace statement: Justice for George Floyd On Monday George Floyd, like Eric Garner five years before him, was suffocated by a policeman, who put his knee on George’s neck for five minutes and killed him. Police are killing Black people. And months into a global pandemic, it’s abundantly clear that our healthcare system is killing Black and Brown people. Source
Tags: Statement, Racial Justice
2020 May 20 - 2:01am
Jewish Voice for Peace statement for NLG Jewish Voice for Peace is proud to stand with the National Lawyers Guild and the movement for Palestinian rights, and is in no way deterred or intimidated by Lawfare’s hollow litigations or its weaponization of antisemitism. The Lawfare Project bullies and harasses organizations and individuals who defend Palestinian human rights. Source
Tags: Statement, bds
2020 May 16 - 3:17am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 Roger Waters: “We are making huge progress – the Palestinian cause is more popular every day!” ZOOM (May 15, 2020) — Thousands of people attended an online rally commemorating Nakba Day and the 72nd year of Palestinian resistance to Israeli dislocation and dispossession. With performances by Roger... Source
Tags: Press Release, Take Action, 1948 War, Ongoing Nakba, right of return
2020 Apr 22 - 1:32am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 On the anniversary of Yom Hashoah, Jewish Voice for Peace honors the memories of all who lost their lives to the Holocaust. During World War II, Nazi Germany systematically targeted Jewish people for extermination, resulting in the murder of six million Jews. Nazis also murdered an additional five... Source
Tags: Press Release, Statement, Trump Resistance, antisemitism
2020 Apr 21 - 4:41am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 Marc Lamont Hill, Ahed Tamimi, Mariame Kaba and others lead virtual rally ZOOM (April 20, 2020) — Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day, an international panel of speakers called for a world without prisons at the Jewish Voice for Peace rally to Free All Prisoners from Rikers Island to Palestine... Source
Tags: Press Release, Take Action, Dareen Tatour, prisoners
2020 Mar 31 - 3:12am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 ZOOM (March 30, 2020) — Over 30,000 people from around the world gathered online through Zoom (500) and Facebook (30,000 views) for a virtual rally to End the Blockade on Gaza. Palestinian speakers across three continents, from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in the U.K. and the U.S. Source
Tags: Gaza, Press Release, Take Action
2020 Mar 29 - 1:04am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 (New York City, NY) March 28, 2020: The #DropAnyVision campaign celebrates a huge victory as Microsoft divests from Israeli tech firm AnyVision. The #DropAnyVision campaign collected over 75,000 signatures, forcing Microsoft to launch an external audit, and organized a petition delivery with... Source
Tags: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, Press Release, bds
2020 Mar 7 - 2:23am
Dear members and supporters, On behalf of the Jewish Voice for Peace Board of Directors, we are thrilled to let you know that the next Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace will be Stefanie Fox. Please join us in congratulating Stefanie! Many of us have had the privilege of working with Stefanie during her 10+ years at JVP, as an organizer, then Co-Director of Organizing... Source
Tags: From our Staff and Members
2020 Mar 6 - 4:49am
Jewish Voice for Peace Statement: We stand in solidarity with the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights in their steadfast commitment to freedom for Palestinians and all people Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a motion to dismiss the Jewish National Fund’s lawsuit against the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), an important ally in the movement for Palestinian freedom... Source
Tags: Statement, bds, free speech
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, bomb... Source
Tags: Statement
2020 Jan 29 - 1:00am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 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