Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 4:41pm
Come with me on a hypothetical journey. A group of student protesters
attend the speech of an Israeli official. As the official addresses the
audience, the young protesters stand, one at a time, at about five-
minute intervals, and shout slogans denouncing Israeli policies that
subjugate Palestinians. Inside the hall, the response to the protesters
is openly hostile and threatens to erupt into violent confrontation.
Security drags out the young protesters.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 6:25am
Muslims for Progressive Values supports and commends the work of Jewish Voice For Peace, a national organization dedicated to ending the Israeli occupation and promoting a just US foreign policy that recognizes the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians. JVP's activism is inspired by the Jewish tradition of working together for peace, social justice, and human rights -- values that MPV sees as central to the teachings of Islam.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 5:09pm
"Every day across America, people stand up and ask inconvenient
questions," JVP's Estee Chandler said. "People who aren't given a voice at the table have
only this means of getting their message out and I don't know of any
other case where someone has been charged with a criminal charge for
using their right to speech."
A Jewish advocacy group says its members should also face criminal charges in light of Orange County prosecutors’ decision last week to charge 11 Muslim student protesters with conspiracy to disrupt the Israeli ambassador to the United States’ speech at UC Irvine last year.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Mon, 02/07/2011 - 6:11pm
We at Jewish Voice for Peace are deeply inspired by the Egyptian people’s struggle for democracy and freedom as they rise to decide their own future, defying a regime that has for too long subjugated them.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Sun, 02/06/2011 - 10:08pm
Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of his own family and does not do so is held responsible and liable for the transgressions of his family. Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of the people of his community and does not do so is liable for the transgressions of his community. Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of the entire world and does not do so is liable for the transgressions of the entire world.
- Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 54b