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San Francisco Chronicle: Boxer's Israeli Visa Bill Stirs Backlash
The United States allows inhabitants of 37 countries to enter the United States without a visa, as long as they extend the same privilege to United States citizens and Senator Barbara Boxer is proposing to add Israel to that list - but without requiring equal treatment for Americans traveling to Israel.
JVP supports San Francisco bus advertising campaign
Jewish Voice for Peace supports SF bus campaign criticizing Israeli human rights violations, condemns local Jewish Community Relation Council’s attempt to muzzle political speech.
The National Interest: Israel's Fraying Image
A number of incidents suggest a cultural shift is emerging that could presage a reexamination of the nature of America’s political ties to Israel.
Divestment win at UC Berkeley this morning
Like hundreds of others in the overflow crowd last night, I'm completely exhausted after having spent 10 hours straight listening to an extraordinary night of emotional testimony about divestment at UC Berkeley.
JVP supports divestment at UC Berkeley
Jewish Voice for Peace's letter to student senators at UC Berkeley.
A Message of Appreciation to Students for Justice in Palestine, Brooklyn College
JTA: Suburban N.Y. synagogue nixes Pamela Geller appearance
The Great Neck Synagogue in suburban New York canceled a planned appearance by Islam critic Pamela Geller, citing security concerns.
Pensions and Investments: TIAA-CREF asks SEC for OK to skip vote on Israeli divestment
TIAA-CREF officials are asking the SEC to allow it to take no action on a shareholder proposal by activist group Jewish Voice for Peace that would require it to consider divesting from companies that contribute to violations of human rights, including companies whose business supports Israel's occupation of the West Bank.
The Jewish Week: Panel Explores Charged Topic, But, Alas, No Fireworks
Can a Jewish state be a democratic one and, more to the point, is Israel a democracy?
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
Today Jewish Voice for Peace honors Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
On this day, we reflect on the horrors of World War II and the Nazi genocidal policies that led to the killing of some 11 million including Jews, Gypsies, Socialists, Poles, Soviets, gays, people with disabilities, dissenters and others all deemed unfit or a threat.
Reports on the struggle for human rights in Israel and Palestine
Just One More Unremarkable Arrest
A friend wrote to us about a young ill Palestinian mother who was recently arrested in the West Bank, and their efforts to free her.
Today in Jayyous
A picture of tear gas being shot by the Israeli army on unarmed protesters in the Palestinian village of Jayyous, who are holding Friday demonstrations to protest their land being taken by Israel.
Israeli Voters Upset with Bibi – But will they Upset him Back?
Over the past couple of months, there seems to have developed growing disconnect between most of Israel’s political analysts – and the actual dynamics of the campaign for Israel’s general elections, which will take place in only 3 days.