December JVP in the News
Mentions of JVP in the News:
The Nation: _Progressive Honor Roll (December 22, 2014)
JVP_s #GazaNames video made The Nation’s Progressive Honor Roll for 2014. They write: Produced by Jewish Voice for Peace with the assistance of the Institute for Middle East Understanding, the video was more effective than any major media report in communicating the essential truth that, as Shawn said, _The mothers and fathers, sons and daughters who_ve been killed are not numbers. They_re not characters in a video game. Their deaths are not to be celebrated._
New York Times Magazine: _Can Liberal Zionists Count on Hillary Clinton? (December 17, 2014)
JVP executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson was quoted at length in an article about Clinton and liberal Zionism. An article in Daily Kos highlighted the fact that Rebecca was quoted as a sign of our growing importance at the national level.
Haaretz: _The year BDS became the number one concern for American Jews (December 27, 2014)
JVP advocacy director Sydney Levy quoted at length in an article on the rise of BDS in 2014.
Huffington Post: _US Churches and the Boycott of Israeli Settlements (December 10, 2014)
Philip Farah of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East peace praises JVP_s growth.
DC Theatre Scene: _On The Necessity of Insubordination (December 23, 2014)
The JVP artists council_s open letter about the firing of Ari Roth from Theater J was reposted on the DC theater scene site, while an article in The Washingtonian quotes John Judis mentioning JVP as a group that _believes that a committment to Palestinian as well as Jewish rights is intrinsic to a Jewish ethical outlook.
JVP chapters in the News:
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: _JVP Connects Jews who reject Israel_s policies. (December 31, 2014)
The Milwaukee chapter had an op-ed by Matt Sostock published in the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle following their inaugural event with Rabbi Brant Rosen and Rabbi Lynn Pollack in early December. The editor of the paper also wrote about JVP and while he was critical, also said: ” It may represent a minority of U.S. Jewry, but it appears to be a growing minority and no longer a fringe.”
WUWM Milwaukee: _Members of a Milwaukee group work for peace in the Middle East (December 5, 2014)
JVP member Rachel Ida Buff with a great interview on local radio.
JVP members in the News:
CNN: _Progressives Gird for Capitol Hill Battle (December 14, 2014)
JVP_s very own Northeast Regional organizer Alana Krivo-Kaufman interviewed at Roots Camp.
Al Jazeera: _The Practice of Healing in Gaza (December 21, 2014)
JVP-Portland leader Ned Rosch_s work in Gaza with yoga and other stress reduction practices to help people deal with trauma is having positive impacts.
Time Out Israel: _Against the Occupation: Interview with Rae Abileah (December 11, 2014)
JVP activist Rae Abileah interviewed in Israel before speaking at the Coalition of Women for Peace conference on feminism and pacifism. (link in Hebrew)
Electronic Intifada: _Why did Israel intervene for convicted felon Adam Milstein? (December 15, 2014)
JVP team member Abe Greenhouse wrote an investigative pieces for EI uncovering the pro-Israel donor_s shady background.
Tikkun Daily: _Open Dialogue on Israel/Palestine isnt Enough (December 12, 2014)
JVP student leader and Open Hillel organizer Henry Rosen writes in Tikkun about the challenges faced by non-Zionist voices in Hillel and other Jewish spaces.