Submitted by Cecilie Surasky on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:20am
Israel always approached the peace talks as an opportunity to further entrench its power and control over Palestinian people, by continuing to build settlements and continuing the violent repression inherent in military occupation throughout this round and all previous rounds of talks.
Submitted by Cecilie Surasky on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 5:04pm
With great sadness, we send our condolences and solidarity to the communities affected by the shooting this afternoon at the Kansas City Jewish Community Center. First reports indicate that this was likely motivated by anti-Jewish hate. Just before Passover begins, it is a tragic reminder to all of us to continue to be vigilant against anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry. All our thoughts are with the victims and families at this terrible time.
Submitted by Cecilie Surasky on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:34pm
It wasn’t exactly poetry, but Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony to Congress this week on the stalled peace talks might go down in history as a fundamental turning point in the last 20 plus years of US-orchestrated negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. (1)
For the first time— and despite later efforts to backtrack— a US Secretary of State admitted it was the Israelis who derailed talks.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:15pm
A lot has changed since our Spring newsletter went to print - so we updated our analysis of the breakdown in peace talks, which you can read below. To read the original newsletter in full, click here: jvp.org/Spring2014News
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:28pm
To the Assembly of the University of Michigan Central Student Government:
We write to endorse the divestment resolution proposed by S.A.F.E. and supported at last weeks meeting by 300 students and 36 student organizations, including groups representing a broad spectrum of students of color, human rights, and social interests.