Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:42am
by Donna Nevel, Rebecca Vilkomerson Sep 18, 2013
Peter Beinart’s recent New York Review of Books piece, “The American Jewish Cocoon,” makes an important point about the Jewish community’s lack of understanding of Palestinians. However, while it initially reads as a progressive call for deeper understanding, at its core it continues to reflect many of the damaging assumptions of the mainstream Jewish community that he claims to assail.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:13am
Thanks to the unprecedented pushback of the American people and the world, President Obama stepped back from the brink of war on Tuesday, temporarily. With help from pro-Israel groups like AIPAC, he is still lobbying Congress for permission to bomb Syria. Read more and take action!
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 9:57am
41 faith leaders from national Christian, Jewish, and Muslim organizations called on Congress to oppose the proposed authorization for the use of military force in Syria. The list of signatories includes Rebecca Vilkomerson (Jewish Voice for Peace)as well as Rabbi Brant Rosen and Alissa Wis (Co-Chairs of Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council).
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 4:19pm
The California Assembly is considering this week Resolution 76, which opens the door to condemning advocacy for Palestinian human rights in California campuses, while ironically giving lip service to free speech on campus. Ask your representative there to vote NO on Assembly Concurrent Resolution 76. More info here.
Submitted by Ari Wohlfeiler on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 7:19am
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an organization well-known for over-reaching in its zeal to defend Israeli policies at all costs, released a report in July about Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) which was apparently intended to be an expose of JVP's mission, activities and goals.
Submitted by Liz Ingenthron on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 12:39pm
Twenty-eight members of the European Union dealt a major blow to illegal Israeli settlements this week, declaring that all future economic relations must exclude all 121 illegal settlements located on the West Bank.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 4:56pm
July 19, 2013 - Today Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Israel and the Palestinian Authority have “established a basis” for resuming formal peace talks, and may meet in Washington D.C. as early as next week.