February JVP in the News

Highlights of JVP in the media this month:

The Washington Post: Š__Netanyahu doesnŠ__t speak for all American JewsŠ__ (February 20, 2015)
JVPŠ__s Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson writing about NetanyahuŠ__s upcoming speech to Congress and JVPŠ__s #SkiptheSpeech campaign.

The Associated Press: Anti-Israel Divestment Push Gains Traction at US Colleges (February 28, 2015)
JVP included in an AP article about the success of campus divestment efforts, reprinted in over 50 local papers nationally.

The Jewish ChronicleŠ__JNF environmental efforts in Israel paying off but Š_…we need to do betterŠ__Š__ (February 18, 2015)
JVP PittsburghŠ__s campaign to raise awareness about the JNFŠ__s racist and colonialist practices covered by the local Jewish paper.

Haaretz: Š__Does Interfaith Dialogue Hurt or Help the Peace Process?Š__ (February 19, 2015)
JVPŠ__s statement on the Muslim Leadership InitiativeŠ__s delegation to Palestine referenced in a Haaretz blog about dialogue and normalization.

For more coverage of JVP’s SkiptheSpeech campaign in the media click here:

JVP members in the media:

Mondoweiss: Š__One State in Historic Palestine, but-what kind of stateŠ__ (February 6, 2015)
JVP member Ellen Isaacs writes about the upcoming One State conference.

New Voices: Š__The Jewish Leviathan: Considering Israel with Rabbi Thomas HobbesŠ__ (February 11, 2015)

ABC 7: Š__Thousands Join Funeral for Slain Muslims in North CarolinaŠ__ (February 13, 2015)
JVP-DC Metro member Seth Morrison interviewed.

Mondoweiss: Š__A Place where Palestine doesnt exist (Notes from a Zionist education)Š__ (February 15, 2015)
JVP member David Orkin writes about unlearning the Zionist Jewish education he learned at summer camp.

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Š__Business Leaders move quickly to send thousands kids to see SelmaŠ__ (February 18, 2015)
JVP TacomaŠ__s help in sending school kids to see Selma mentioned, also in Christian Science Monitor. 

Religion Dispatches: Š__Jews and Muslims Join Forces for Academic FreedomŠ__ (February 19, 2015)
JVP member Professor Rebecca Albert writes about events at Temple University and the launch of JVPŠ__s academic council.

Twin Cities Daily Planet: Š__Jewish Voice for Peace Minnesota on IsraelŠ__ (February 20, 2015)
An article and video footage covering a December 13th panel featuring 5 JVP Minnesota leaders. Here is the video from the show Democratic Visions.

New Voices: Š__Will Students take the JUMP for Human Rights in the Middle East?Š__ (February 20, 2015)
JVP Deputy Director Cecilie Surasky interviewed about a new pro-Israel student group masquerading as a human rights group.

Mondoweiss: Š__Is Flying a Nationalist Flag ever a Progressive act?Š__ (February 21, 2015)
JVP member Ellen Isaacs writes about the politics of flag-bearing at protests.

In These Times: “In the West Bank, the Kids aren’t alright” (February 26, 2015)
JVP member Beth Maschinot writes about the effect of the occupation on children in the West Bank.

Our friends at Open Hillel organized an exciting national tour with Civil Rights veterans to break the standards of partnerships at campus Hillels. Here is some of the coverage of JVP volunteer Dorothy ZellnerŠ__s assertion of her support for BDS and Palestinian rights in an event at Harvard Hillel:

The Jewish Daily Forward: Š__Harvard Hillel Hosts BDS Supporter for Panel in Apparent Break with PolicyŠ__ (February 25, 2015)
The Jewish Daily Forward: Š__Hillel BDS Controversy Fails to Overshadow Inspirational Harvard Civil Rights PanelŠ__ (February 26, 2015)
Mondoweiss: Š__HillelŠ__s Segregated Lunch CounterŠ__ (February 28, 2015)



Back in the mid-90s, three young Jewish women realized they could no longer keep silent about Israel’s occupation – and decided to do something about it. Watch their story – our story – here.



Researching the American Israeli Alliance and Jewish Voice for Peace’s report reveals the extent of massive training programs between U.S. law enforcement and Israeli police, military, and the Shin Bet.

End the Deadly Exchange

When US law enforcement trade tactics with the Israeli police and military, Israel deepens its military occupation and the US heightens its violence of policing.

Booking.com: Tell the Truth

Days ago, Booking.com bowed to pro-Israel activists and started describing all of Jerusalem as a “city in Israel” – literally erasing Palestinian East Jerusalem. Let’s get Booking.com to tell the truth: East Jerusalem is occupied territory.

Senators: Investigate Israeli Violence!

No one should be killed for taking part in a peaceful protest. It’s up to us to call on progressive Senators to investigate Israel’s massacre in Gaza that killed over 100 Palestinians wounded 12,000 others.

Huge Palestinian march with text overlaid reading "support the #greatreturnmarch"