Submitted by Sydney Levy on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:49am
“The Only Recognizable Feature of Hope Is Action”*
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) endorses the call from Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) as part of our work for freedom, justice and equality for all people. We believe that the time-honored, non-violent tools proposed by the BDS call provide powerful opportunities to make that vision real.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:49am
We mourn the murders yesterday near the campus of the University of North Carolina of three Muslim students, 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat and Yusor Mohammad, 21, who were married in December; and Yusor’s sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, a student at North Carolina State University. A student at UNC’s School of Dentistry, Deah Shaddy Barakat was active in the Miswak Foundation, which supports dental relief missions in underserved areas of the world. Yusor Mohammad, who volunteered with a local dental clinic, was planning to attend UNC dental school in the fall.&
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/08/2015 - 10:00pm
Jewish Voice for Peace applauds the University of California Student Association (UCSA) Board of Directors for resoundingly approving two bills calling for divestment from multi-national corporations complicit in human rights abuses against Palestinians.
On January 22nd, members of Jewish Voice for Peace-NY participated in an act of civil disobedience organized by the Direct Action Front for Palestine inside of City Hall. Our goal was to call attention to fifteen City Council members' upcoming delegation to Israel, a trip designed to whitewash Israel's occupation of and discrimination against Palestinians. During the political action, the City Council introduced a resolution commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. A banner supporting our cause was dropped just as this resolution cam