Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 6:17pm
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) condemns the attacks against the recent decision by the Olympia Food Co-Op to boycott Israeli goods. We reject the assertion that Boycotts, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) are inherently anti-Semitic, and we encourage discussion both within our own community and outside of it of the growing BDS movement.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Tue, 07/20/2010 - 11:51am
(July 20, 2010) WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A Jewish grass-roots organization is petitioning a major financial services provider to divest from holdings in companies it says profit from Israel's occupation of Gaza and the West Bank.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 8:23pm
(July 20, 2010) Last month TIAA-CREF responded to our campaign requesting that the fund divest from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation. On the occasion of the meeting of the CREF leadership, we have some questions in response to their statement.
Submitted by jvp-user-one on Mon, 07/19/2010 - 12:52pm
Tikkun editor Rabbi Michael Lerner recently convened a groundbreaking roundtable discussion on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement with Jewish Voice for Peace director Rebecca Vilkomerson; Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, founder of Shalom Shomer Network for Jewish Nonviolence; J Street president Jeremy Ben Ami; and Israeli Shministit (refuser) Maya Wind. The entire conversation can only be accessed by purchasing the July/August edition of Tikkun Magazine, but here are some key excerpts: