Submitted by Sydney Levy on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 6:36pm
The House of Representatives left DC for the year just hours ago, and with it they left behind a terrible bill. The US-Israel Strategic Partnership Act included admission for Israel into the US Visa Waiver Program, which would have codified in US law the right for Israel to discriminate against US citizens on the basis of religion or ethnicity.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:45pm
We've just received the welcome news from our allies on the ground that the Prawer Plan to forcibly relocate over 40,000 Israeli Bedouin from their ancestral lands is no longer under consideration by the Israeli Knesset. The recent demonstrations on both sides of the Green Line, and throughout the world, succeeded in raising enough doubt about this plan to help take it off the table.
Submitted by Cecilie Surasky on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 5:02pm
Jewish Voice for Peace Congratulates Swarthmore Jewish Student Group’s Historic Decision to Become First “Open Hillel” and Welcome all Perspectives on Israel.
2010 Brandeis Hillel battle foreshadowed new student movement.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:58am
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) supports right of American Studies Association's National Council to consider boycott of Israeli academic institutions complicit in the violation of Palestinian human rights
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 9:05am
The Israeli Knesset is about to approve the Prawer Plan, which would initiate the forced relocation of 40,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel, and the destruction of dozens of villages. Let Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer know you are horrified that a transfer plan based on nothing more than ethnic identity is even under consideration: www.jvp.org/Sto
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 3:00pm
The 140,000 supporter-strong Jewish Voice for Peace today welcomed Secretary of State John Kerry’s commitment to nuclear talks with Iran, and condemned Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s continued obstruction of meaningful peace talks with the Palestinians and open contempt of talks with Iran.
Submitted by Liz Ingenthron on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 2:35pm
“My Personal Intifada”—Documentary Focusing on Palestine Related Activism—Premieres Monday, November 11, 2013 at 7 PM at Columbia College, demonstrating how Chicago-based Palestinian, Jewish and Israeli activists work to advocate for equality in Palestine.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 4:55pm
Today the ADL put out its revised list of top ten U.S. anti-Israel groups, and JVP is included among them. Much of the material is taken from the longer report the ADL put out about JVP in August, so we are re-posting here our statement in response then. More coming soon!
Submitted by Liz Ingenthron on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 4:44pm
JVP's Rebecca Vilkomerson comments on the new Pew Center study on Jewish American life which has been the subject of much handwringing since it came out last week. For many years now, the lament of the organized Jewish community has been that it is not retaining the younger generations. Yet Pew’s results seem to show that one reason big institutions are losing their grip is precisely because a small group of older privileged Jews are trying to dictate the range of beliefs acceptable in the Jewish community.