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Mondoweiss: Jewish establishment stays silent on Israeli plan to forcibly displace Bedouins
JVP's Rabbi Alissa Wise comments in Alex Kane's article covering the Jewish response to the Prawer Plan.
Jewish Voice for Peace Responds to ASA's Resolution on Academic Boycotts
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) supports right of American Studies Association's National Council to consider boycott of Israeli academic institutions complicit in the violation of Palestinian human rights
Stop Prawer now!
The Israeli Knesset is about to approve the Prawer Plan, which would initiate the forced relocation of 40,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel, and the destruction of dozens of villages.
JVP Commends U.S. Talks with Iran; Condemns Continuing Israeli Obstruction
The 140,000 supporter-strong Jewish Voice for Peace today welcomed Secretary of State John Kerryâs commitment to nuclear talks with Iran, and condemned Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahuâs continued obstruction of meaningful peace talks with the Palestinians and open contempt of talks with Iran.
Chicago Tribune: Students for Justice in Palestine/Jewish Voice for Peace Experimental Documentary on Activism to be Screened
âMy Personal IntifadaââDocumentary Focusing on Palestine Related ActivismâPremieres Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7 PM at Columbia College, demonstrating how Chicago-based Palestinian, Jewish and Israeli activists work to advocate for equality in Palestine.
Jewish Voice for Peace Responds to ADL Top Ten List
Today the ADL put out its revised list of top ten U.
The Jewish Daily Forward: Pew Findings on Israel Show Criticism Has Entered Jewish Mainstream
JVP's Rebecca Vilkomerson comments on the new Pew Center study on Jewish American life which has been the subject of much handwringing since it came out last week.
WFAA ABC News: Rights groups urge Justice probe of 1985 bombing
Civil rights groups and members of Congress are pressing the Justice Department to renew its investigation of a 1985 office bombing that killed Palestinian-American civil rights leader Alex Odeh and injured seven people.
Demand justice for Alex Odeh
Today is the twenty-eighth anniversary of the murder of Alex Odeh, as he opened the door of the Southern California Regional Office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).
Now Hiring-Campus Liaison
Job Announcement: Campus Liaison for Middle East Peace and Justice Organization
Tracking efforts to stifle debate on Israeli-Palestinian policy.
This is huge: Swarthmore Hillel breaks with Israel policy
Our friends at the Open Hillel campaign have won a landmark victory in their efforts to transform campus Hillel chapter into spaces that welcome all Jews, instead of marginalizing those who oppose Israel’s discriminatory policies.
Israeli Politician Avraham Burg Barred from Speaking at Harvard Hillel
PRESS RELEASE: Israeli Politician Avraham Burg Barred from Speaking at Harvard Hillel November 20, 2013, Cambridge, MAâ Avraham Burg, the former speaker of Israel’s Knesset, spoke in an undergraduate dormitory at Harvard College last week after being barred from speaking at Harvard Hillel.
Canadian censorship: Palestinian âdisappearing landâ bus ads, Le Mood bans Jewish Birthright critics
by Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark Canadaâs Jewish population is relatively small — some 370,000.
The Nakba in the New Yorker
by Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark The publication of Avi Shavitâs âLydda, 1948: A city, a massacre and the Middle East TodayâÂ inÂ The New Yorker, October 21, 2013, is a welcome chink in the wall of silence around theÂ Nakba, the forcedÂ dispossession andÂ expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians from their homes and land before, during, and after the creation of [.
DCâs Theater J, The Admission, and The Threat of Truth Telling
By Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark Culture is the arena through which collective memory is created and sustained, and thatâs why itâs often so disputatious.