The judge ruled that to shut down this event would be to violate the First Amendment. But we also challenged the false premise that criticism of Israel is somehow inherently antisemitic. We have every right to criticize Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. As members of JVP, and as Jews, we stand in solidarity with the event and with the panelists.
Jewish people have an opportunity to be part of building a vibrant, multiracial, powerful movement at a moment when it is needed more than I can ever remember. There’s a vital role for all of us – let’s not squander it.
Since invitations went out for the upcoming panel "Antisemitism and the Struggle for Justice", there has been an unprecedented onslaught of hateful attacks in the media and behind the scenes in an effort to shut down the event.
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.
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.
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.