Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Thu, 03/10/2011 - 10:12am
March 10th, 2011
Jewish Voice for Peace is profoundly troubled by the Israeli Knesset’s announced investigation into the activities of the liberal pro-Israel advocacy group JStreet. Along with other Jewish American groups, we reject in the strongest terms the basis for this investigation.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Wed, 03/09/2011 - 9:40am
On March 8, 2011, Brandeis University Hillel rejected the campus chapter
of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) from becoming a Hillel member group. In
line with controversial guidelines recently issued by National Hillel,
the decision was based on JVP’s support for targetted boycotts of goods
produced in Israeli settlements.
(NB: This is the first part of a two-part post. Please read the second post later, which will include the statement of the JVP students who were told by the Brandeis Hillel student board that their organization is not wanted at Hillel)
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 8:24am
I decided to start with the BDS panel, because it really was a
remarkable event. J Street got an enormous amount of flak for agreeing
to host a discussion about BDS in a liberal Jewish venue. Many on the
right used it to “prove” that J Street was really anti-Israel, though
that argument seemed to have convinced no one outside of their own amen corner.
Much controversy surrounded JStreet's decision to host a session on BDS during its recent four-day conference. Critics argued that JStreet was legitimizing a position that was beyold the Pale. JStreet countered that it's vital to engage in discourse with those who hold divergent views.