February JVP in the News
Highlights of JVP in the media this month:
The Washington Post: __Netanyahu doesn__t speak for all American Jews__ (February 20, 2015)
JVP__s Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson writing about Netanyahu__s upcoming speech to Congress and JVP__s #SkiptheSpeech campaign.
The Associated Press: Anti-Israel Divestment Push Gains Traction at US Colleges (February 28, 2015)
JVP included in an AP article about the success of campus divestment efforts, reprinted in over 50 local papers nationally.
The Jewish Chronicle: __JNF environmental efforts in Israel paying off but _
we need to do better____ (February 18, 2015)
JVP Pittsburgh__s campaign to raise awareness about the JNF__s racist and colonialist practices covered by the local Jewish paper.
Haaretz: __Does Interfaith Dialogue Hurt or Help the Peace Process?__ (February 19, 2015)
JVP__s statement on the Muslim Leadership Initiative__s delegation to Palestine referenced in a Haaretz blog about dialogue and normalization.
For more coverage of JVP’s SkiptheSpeech campaign in the media click here:
JVP members in the media:
Mondoweiss: __One State in Historic Palestine, but-what kind of state__ (February 6, 2015)
JVP member Ellen Isaacs writes about the upcoming One State conference.
New Voices: __The Jewish Leviathan: Considering Israel with Rabbi Thomas Hobbes__ (February 11, 2015)
ABC 7: __Thousands Join Funeral for Slain Muslims in North Carolina__ (February 13, 2015)
JVP-DC Metro member Seth Morrison interviewed.
Mondoweiss: __A Place where Palestine doesnt exist (Notes from a Zionist education)__ (February 15, 2015)
JVP member David Orkin writes about unlearning the Zionist Jewish education he learned at summer camp.
Chronicle of Philanthropy: __Business Leaders move quickly to send thousands kids to see Selma__ (February 18, 2015)
JVP Tacoma__s help in sending school kids to see Selma mentioned, also in Christian Science Monitor.
Religion Dispatches: __Jews and Muslims Join Forces for Academic Freedom__ (February 19, 2015)
JVP member Professor Rebecca Albert writes about events at Temple University and the launch of JVP__s academic council.
Twin Cities Daily Planet: __Jewish Voice for Peace Minnesota on Israel__ (February 20, 2015)
An article and video footage covering a December 13th panel featuring 5 JVP Minnesota leaders. Here is the video from the show Democratic Visions.
New Voices: __Will Students take the JUMP for Human Rights in the Middle East?__ (February 20, 2015)
JVP Deputy Director Cecilie Surasky interviewed about a new pro-Israel student group masquerading as a human rights group.
Mondoweiss: __Is Flying a Nationalist Flag ever a Progressive act?__ (February 21, 2015)
JVP member Ellen Isaacs writes about the politics of flag-bearing at protests.
In These Times: “In the West Bank, the Kids aren’t alright” (February 26, 2015)
JVP member Beth Maschinot writes about the effect of the occupation on children in the West Bank.
Our friends at Open Hillel organized an exciting national tour with Civil Rights veterans to break the standards of partnerships at campus Hillels. Here is some of the coverage of JVP volunteer Dorothy Zellner__s assertion of her support for BDS and Palestinian rights in an event at Harvard Hillel:
The Jewish Daily Forward: __Harvard Hillel Hosts BDS Supporter for Panel in Apparent Break with Policy__ (February 25, 2015)
The Jewish Daily Forward: __Hillel BDS Controversy Fails to Overshadow Inspirational Harvard Civil Rights Panel__ (February 26, 2015)
Mondoweiss: __Hillel__s Segregated Lunch Counter__ (February 28, 2015)