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Jewish Voice for Peace Story

JVP members are serious about making change. We work with diverse communities across the U.S. to achieve a lasting peace for Palestinians and Jewish Israelis based on equality, human rights, and freedom. Whether you are a grandparent or a student; whether your best work is in strategy meetings, in an art studio, or on Facebook. Whether you want to learn more about the issue, donate, or join a chapter—there is a place for you here.

  • Solidarity with UAW Local 2865

    In December 2014, rank-and-file members of Local 2865 of the United Auto Workers voted to support boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) of Israel. With their vote, they honored the call of Palestinian civil society, and joined millions of people the world over who are taking non-violent action to protest Israel’s human rights abuses....

  • Don’t Pinkwash Apartheid: A Tochecha for the National LGBTQ Task Force

    Pinkwashing is an integral part of Israel’s ‘Brand Israel’ public relations strategy, which appeals to racist and colonial notions of Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims as backwards and intolerant in contrast to the supposedly enlightened Western liberalism of Israel. A simplified notion of ‘gay rights’ has become one of the most effective ways to mark that Western identity, and is used by organizations like A Wider Bridge to build support for the Israeli state, and replace an ongoing history of apartheid, occupation, and settler-colonialism with a feel-good story of liberal tolerance....

  • New Life is Rising: A New Prayer for Tu B’shvat

    New life is returning. Sprouting through cracks in the concrete, blooming out of villages long buried and homes demolished....

  • New bill would align U.S. policy with the pro-settlement Israeli right

    A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate threatens to reverse longstanding US policy towards U.S. settlements, undermining possibilities for peace in the region....

  • JVP Commends Methodist Pension Board for Divestment from Israeli Banks

    Jewish Voice for Peace congratulates the United Methodist Church for taking the unprecedented step of divesting from Israeli banks that sustain Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land. The Pension and Health Benefits Fund of the United Methodist Church declared the five largest Israeli banks off limits for investment and has divested from the two that it held in its portfolios, due to their deep involvement with financing illegal settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories....

  • Rekindling Our Commitment to Justice on Chanukah

    This week, American Jews are participating in a series of nationally coordinated actions against Islamophobia and racism to mark the eight days of Chanukah with a rekindling of their commitment to justice....

LEARN: THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISES

LEARN: THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISES

At least 4 million Syrians have fled their homeland since 2011.

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REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE POSTER

REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE POSTER

This poster represents the strength, humanity, and dignity of refugees everywhere.

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STOP PROFILING MUSLIMS

STOP PROFILING MUSLIMS

JVP is distributing these shirts at cost as part of our ongoing organizing against Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism.

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PLEDGE TO FIGHT ISLAMOPHOBIA

PLEDGE TO FIGHT ISLAMOPHOBIA

Across the US, we call for the Jewish community to stand strong against Islamophobia and racism.

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Our Focus Areas

CAMPUS ORGANIZING

JVP students push their universities to divest, build campus chapters, and fight unjust censorship of Palestinian voices. Our Academic Advisory Council brings together faculty committed to an open discussion of Israel/Palestine on campus.

INTERFAITH

We support churches in their efforts to align their values with their investments. Our Network Against Islamophobia supports organizing against Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism.

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

We can’t change U.S. policy without changing Congress first. With our huge grassroots base, members of Congress are paying increasing attention to our message that all people deserve justice, fairness, and equality.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Artists and cultural workers help us envision justice and dream of a better world. The JVP Artists and Cultural Workers Council comprises writers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, dancers, and more.

JEWISH COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

We are challenging institutional Jewish communities to act on values of justice, and our Rabbinical Council and Open Synagogue Network are paving the path to justice-centered Jewish communities.

BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS

JVP answers the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) made by Palestinian civil society through strategic, dynamic, and effective local and national campaigns.