Submitted by Liz Ingenthron on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 8:39am
TIAA-CREF officials are asking the SEC to allow it to take no action on a shareholder proposal by activist group Jewish Voice for Peace that would require it to consider divesting from companies that contribute to violations of human rights, including companies whose business supports Israel's occupation of the West Bank.
Submitted by Cecilie Surasky on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 7:05pm
Today Jewish Voice for Peace honors Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
On this day, we reflect on the horrors of World War II and the Nazi genocidal policies that led to the killing of some 11 million including Jews, Gypsies, Socialists, Poles, Soviets, gays, people with disabilities, dissenters and others all deemed unfit or a threat.
Submitted by Liz Ingenthron on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 9:56am
President Barack Obama visits the Middle East, which may have improved his relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but seems to have done little to progress Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:54pm
The olive tree is a universal and ancient symbol of hope and peace. And sadly, the destruction of Palestinian olive trees by Israeli settlers and the Israeli army is just one example of the way that Israeli policies systematically deny Palestinians of even their most basic rights.