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WHAT IS THE ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL?

The Jewish Voice for Peace Academic Advisory Council is a fast-growing, diverse network of tenured professors, contingent faculty, independent scholars and graduate students invested for justice for Palestine. We have come together to support and defend free inquiry and debate on campus.

At a time when such freedoms are coming under increasingly well-funded and organized attack from putatively “pro-Israel” organizations, the defense of robust speech on campus about Palestine and Israel, including speech critical of Israel, affirms the core values and freedoms at the heart of higher education’s mission.

Download our report: Stifling Dissent

Jewish Voice for Peace produced the report Stifling Dissent: How Israel’s Defenders Use False Charges of Anti-Semitism to Limit the Debate over Israel on Campus in the service of protecting and promoting freedom of speech, academic freedom, and freedom of political expression on college campuses for all students and faculty.

Sign the Letter Condemning Canary Mission

Join over 1000 faculty in condemning the blacklisting site that harasses students and faculty on Twitter for standing for Palestinian rights.

Download a poster supporting Students for Justice in Palestine

As SJPs across the country contend with ever-increasing backlash, including harassment and blacklisting, it becomes even more important to show our support of student activists. Download a poster to display on your office door!

Register to Attend the Bay Area Media Workshop

If you’d like to gain a broader audience for your academic and Palestine solidarity work, intervene in public discourse, or learn how to use the media to defend from increasingly harsh attacks, this workshop is for you.

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GET THE DEADLY EXCHANGE REPORT

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.

WE WELCOME 5779

This year, you have many offerings to choose from: live streamed high holiday services, a list of local JVP member-led services, JVP holiday cards, ritual guides, and ritual resources.

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.

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.

Write to dareen tatour

Just weeks ago Dareen Tatour, a young Palestinian, walked through the gates of the prison where she’ll spend the next five months – for writing a poem. This absurd criminalization of her poetry could not be a clearer demonstration of the repression Palestinian cultural voices face.

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.

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SUPPORT PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

Israel systematically prosecutes as many as 700 children in military courts each year. Email your Rep to support Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, H.R. 4391.

bds movement NOMINATED FOR nobel prize

Norwegian MP Bjørnar Moxnes has nominated the Palestinian-led movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions for the Nobel Peace Prize!