January JVP in the News

Foreign Policy Journal: Š__The Irrelevance of Liberal ZionismŠ__ (January 5, 2015)

JVP friend Richard Falk on the flaws of liberal Zionism and his support for JVP.

The Nation: Š__Breaking Taboos, BDS Gains ground among AcademicsŠ__ (January 7, 2015)

Rosalind Petchesky, NY chapter member quoted about the National Women’s Studies Association boycott statement in a fantastic piece on the success of academic boycott this year by David Palumbo-Liu in The Nation.

Mondoweiss: Š__Book Review: In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in PalestineŠ__ (January 7, 2015)

JVPer Samantha Brotman reviews Nora Barrows-FriedmanŠ__s new book.

The New York Times: Š__Attack Chills Satirsts and Prompts DebateŠ__ (January 9, 2015)

JVP member Ethan Heitner quoted along with Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman and Marjane Satrapi on the debate over the role of comics and free speech in the aftermath of Charlie Hebdo.

The New York Times:  Š__Whats wrong with All Lives MatterŠ__ (January 12, 2015)

JVP Advisory Board member Judith Butler interviewed about the Black Lives Matter movement. She also was awarded the French Chevalier award this month.

Foreign Policy Journal: Š__Will 2015 be a game-changer for the Israel-Palestine conflict?Š__ (January 12, 2015)
JVPer Don LiebichŠ__s analysis of the changing landscape on the conflict.

Democracy Now!: Š__How to be a Terror Expert, Ignore Facts, Blame Muslims, Trumpet US PropagandaŠ__ (January 13, 2015)
JVP member Lisa Stampnitzky was interviewed on DN! along with Glenn Greenwald.

New York Daily News: Š__Crazy Like a DoveŠ__ (January 16, 2015)
JVP member Brandon Davis writes in response to coverage of a press conference.

Mondoweiss: Š__Its the political problem that Black bodies pose for the US state and Palestinian bodies pose for the Israeli state.Š__ (January 17, 2015)
Brandon Davis recounts a panel hosted by JVP-NYC about racist policing in the US and Israel.

The Arab Daily News: Š__Healing Gaza with Yoga and Physicians for Social ResponsibilityŠ__ (January 18, 2014)
JVP Portland member Ned Rosch is interviewed.

The Hill: Š__The End of the Status Quo in Israel/Palestine?Š__ (January 21, 2015)
JVP Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson writes about the Palestinian bid to join the ICC.

Tikkun Magazine: Š__Twin Ghosts of Slavery and the NakbaŠ__ (January 23, 2015)

JVP member Wendy Somerson exchanges views with Shaul Magid on the intersections of Ferguson and Palestine.

The Oregonian: Š__Gaza suffering continues months after Israeli attackŠ__ (January 24, 2015)

JVP leaders Maxine Fookson and Ned Rosch write about their trip to Gaza on 6 month anniversary of the beginning of Operation Protective Edge.

New Voices: Š__The Jews Are Not WhiteŠ__ (January 27, 2015)

Tikkun Magazine: Š__Without Justice, Tolerance Perpetuates the Status QuoŠ__ (January 29, 2015)

JVP media coordinator Naomi Dann writes in a special online issue of Tikkun Magazine focused on Open Hillel. Several of the articles mention JVP, see the full table of contents here.


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.


This Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, let us bend ladders into bridges. Buy a pack of these beautiful High Holiday cards – designed by JVP Artist, Mara Gerson – and send them to your friends, family, and colleagues.

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"


Ahed’s courage in standing up against the occupation inspired a global audience to stand alongside her. And together with a huge media response to her story, Israel’s military court bowed to pressure and handed down it’s minimum sentence.

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!


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.

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.

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