A NETWORK FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE

Interfaith Network for Justice in Palestine - Inaugural Gathering
VIDEO: INJP INAUGURAL GATHERING

Jewish Voice for Peace is part of a national network of clergy and lay leaders inspired by their faith traditions to work for Justice in Palestine. In August 2015, over 50 clergy and lay leaders across a number of religious traditions gathered at the Stony Point Retreat Center to lay the foundation for the Interfaith Network for Justice in Palestine.  This video features reflections from participants of the gathering.

The Network Against Islamophobia (NAI), a project of Jewish Voice for Peace, provides support and resources for those interested in organizing against Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism and making the connections between Islamophobia and Israel politics.

NAI is facilitating online resource-sharing of FAQs, public letters, press statements, and other materials developed by NAI, individual chapters, and our allies. We seek to build connections among JVP chapters and other groups working on these issues to effectively challenge Islamophobia in our local communities and develop our thinking together. To get involved, email nai@jvp.org

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA)

In June 2014, the Presbyterian Church (USA) decided to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions. JVP is proud to have worked in interfaith partnership with our Presbyterian brothers and sisters for the past decade leading to this monumental vote, which was the fruit of 10 years of intentional dialogue, corporate engagement, careful research, and travel to the region by Church leaders and members.

SUPPORTING OUR CHURCH PARTNERS

Several Christian denominations have taken brave, constructive decisions to investigate whether their churches’ economic ties contribute to violence and oppression in Israel and Palestine. We support these churches’ efforts to align its investments with its values. In June of 2015, the United Church of Christ voted overwhelmingly to divest from corporations that profit off the occupation.

INTERFAITH NEWS

  • Taking action for a Just Peace – Presbyterian Church GA 2016

    Just two years after voting to divest from companies that profit from Israel's occupation by a narrow margin, the Presbyterian Church passed a series of powerful overtures committing the Church to taking action for a just peace in Israel/Palestine. ...

  • Letter to United Methodist Church

    April 18, 2016 Rev. Dr. Susan Henry General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church 100 Maryland Avenue, NE Washington, DC  20002 Dear Rev. Henry: We write to you, together, as......

  • JVP Commends Methodist Pension Board for Divestment from Israeli Banks

    Jewish Voice for Peace congratulates the United Methodist Church for taking the unprecedented step of divesting from Israeli banks that sustain Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land. The Pension and Health Benefits Fund of the United Methodist Church declared the five largest Israeli banks off limits for investment and has divested from the two that it held in its portfolios, due to their deep involvement with financing illegal settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories....

  • Rekindling Our Commitment to Justice on Chanukah

    This week, American Jews are participating in a series of nationally coordinated actions against Islamophobia and racism to mark the eight days of Chanukah with a rekindling of their commitment to justice....

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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.

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.

Huge Palestinian march with text overlaid reading "support the #greatreturnmarch"

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.

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!