Their opening statement to the Hillel e-board, delivered jointly by all
of the JVP members present, stated that the petition, which requested
that Hillel accept JVP as a member group "to cultivate open dialogue on
this critical political issue [of achieving a just solution in Israel
and Palestine]," was signed by over 50 United States Rabbis, cantors and
rabbinical students, 25 faculty and staff members and over 50 alumni.