Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 4:50am
US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an extended meeting Friday amid controversy over Obama's call for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians based on the borders that existed before Israel's victory in the 1967 war which saw it occupy the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 12:25pm
Young Jews come to DC to challenge right-wing Israel lobby group Aipac as part of Move Over AIPAC protests.
Members of national group Jewish Voice for Peace promise creative actions highlighting abuses against Palestinians.
Contacts: Jesse Bacon, jesse at jvp.org,
Hanna King, hking1 AT swarthmore.edu,
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 1:21pm
May 19, 2011
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) was disappointed by President Obama’s speech today. While President Obama did speak for the first time of a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, he did not break new ground in his overall approach to the conflict. His speech did not reflect the reality on the ground and further showed a breathtaking hypocrisy by omission.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 7:53am
Bassem and Naji Tamimi are fathers, scholars, committed peace activists. Why is Israel jailing them? Because the army wants to use them as examples in order to stop the unarmed protests in the village of Nabi Saleh.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 2:03pm
For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2011
Medea Benjamin, Move Over AIPAC Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jewish Participants Available for Interview:
Hedy Epstein, Hedy AT hedyepstein.com,
Rebecca Vilkomerson, Jewish Voice for Peace, rebecca AT jvp.org,
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Shomer Shalom, rabbilynn AT earthlink.net,
Jesse Bacon, Young, Jewish, and Proud, justicelovejesse AT gmail.com,
Donna Nevel, Jews Say No!, denevel AT gmail.com,
Jewish-Americans Speak Out Against AIPAC Lobby's Policy on Israel/ Palestine
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 7:35am
Members of a Louisville congregation were met by dozens of protestors on their way to church Sunday night. The Evangel World Prayer Center hosted a service intended to show support for Israel, but Louisville's Jewish Voice for Peace says the service sent the wrong message.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 3:40pm
On May 15th, massive nonviolent protests within and around Israel/Palestine marked a historic day in the Palestinian struggle for human rights and full equality. Matching the spirit and emboldened by the success of other Arab Spring revolts, thousands of unarmed Palestinians demonstrated inside the Occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza while, at the same time, thousands of Palestinian refugees peacefully marched to Israel's borders from refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria.
Submitted by Jesse Bacon on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 6:20pm
A year ago this month, Israel shocked the world when it attacked a
humanitarian convoy on its way to Gaza in international waters, killing 9
civilians, injuring dozens more, and kidnapping hundreds. Today -- as
Hamas and Fatah negotiate internal unity and Egypt moves to permanently
open Gaza’s southern border, consequences of the Arab Spring -- the
international solidarity movement musters an even greater flotilla of
ships to challenge Israel’s illegal actions against the Palestinians.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 11:37am
May 11, 2011
Is the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement signed in Cairo on May 4 good for the “peace process?” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, President Jimmy Carter, and veteran Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery all believe it is. Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and his government vehemently insist that it is not. Half the Democrats in the Senate and the usual suspects in the House of Representatives have, as is their custom, lined up behind the Israeli government’s position, while the White House has been more reserved. Since the “peace process” has long been on life-support, if not dead, this may be the wrong question. We might ask instead, “Is reconciliation between the Palestinian political factions good for the Palestinian and Israeli people?”