JVP in the News

CNN: Benjamin Netanyahu Courts Progressives in D.C. Swing (November 10, 2015)

Buzzfeed: Netanyahu Continues to Divide DC During a Visit Designed to Mend Ties (November 10, 2015)

Common Dreams: Outrage from Within and Without over Netanyahu Speech at Think Tank with Clinton Ties (November 10, 2015)

In These Times: 5 Questions the Center for American Progress should ask Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu today (November 10, 2015)

LobeLog: CAP and Netanyahu (November 10, 2015)

The Washington Post: The Center for American Progress under fire for hosting speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (November 9, 2015)

Foreign Policy: Netanyahu Visit Sparks Internal Backlash at Powerhouse D.C. Think Tank (November 9, 2015)

Los Angeles Times: Liberal Think Tank Should Host Netanyahu–That’s Democracy (November 9, 2015)

The Forward: Petition Slams Liberal Think Tank for Hosting Benjamin Netanyahu Speech (November 9, 2015) (reprinted in Haaretz)

Politico: Obama and Bibi: Mending Fences? (November 9, 2015)

Jewish Daily Forward: When Anti-Israel Activist Blasts Renoir, Media Sits Up and Takes Notice (November 7, 2015)

Jewish Daily Forward: Liberals Push Back Against Benjamin Netanyahu’s Fence-Mending Effort (November 5, 2015)

On Being: The Asymmetry of Interfaith Dialogue (October 29, 2015)

Jewish Daily Forward: Jews Demand Campus Anti-Semitism Rules at California Forum (October 28, 2015)

Jewish Journal of Greater LA: UC holds forum on statement against intolerance (October 28, 2015)

The Washington Post: Speech code backers at UC, including its president, want tough criticism of Israel labeled ‘anti-Semitism’ (October 27, 2015)

Associated Press: California Campus Intolerance Policy StirsFree-Speech Fight (October 26, 2015)

Common Dreams: Universities Face Another Push to Criminalize Speech Criticizing Israel (October 27, 2015)

Los Angeles Times: UC panel hears competing claims about anti-bias rules and free speech (October 26, 2015)

Salon: This is Netanyahu’s horror: “An open unleashing of raw racism that has always been a part of Israeli society” (October 26, 2015)

Chicago ABC7: Protestors Ralley to Stop Violence Between Jews, Palestinians (October 25, 2015)

The New York Times: Letters: The Israeli-Palestinian Tumult: Clashing Perspectives (October 15, 2015)

Colorlines: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Angela Davis, Others Featured In Black-Palestinian Solidarity Video (October 15, 2015)

Politico New York: Group calls ‘gift’ to pay for de Blasio’s trip to Israel ‘troubling’ (October 14, 2015)

San Francisco Chronicle: Letters: Israel irony (October 13, 2015)

Jewish Daily Forward: The Israel Debate on Campus Leaves Both Sides Feeling Victimized (October 11, 2015)

The Daily Beast: Global Rally for Humanity,’ Eh? No—Just Another Anti-Muslim Hatefest (October 8, 2015)

Alternet: A New Report Shows That the Palestinian Movement is Under Attack in the US (October 7, 2015)

Lobelog: Another Intifada? (October 6, 2015)

The Real News Network: Reports Expose Zionists Stifling Dissent on US Campuses (October 4, 2015)

AlternetExposed: Pro-Israel Modern Day McCarthyites Going to Extremes to Slime Human Rights Activists (September 30, 2015) 

Inside Higher Ed: A Suppression Campaign? (September 30, 2015) 

Identities.Mic: Here Are the Challenges Young People Face Fighting for Palestine on College Campuses (September 30, 2015)

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: 2 pro-Palestinian groups: Israel advocates threaten free speech on campus (September 30, 2015)

TeleSUR: Israel Backers Accused of ‘Stifling Dissent’ in US Universities (September 30, 2017)

Common Dreams: How US Colleges Have Become Ground Zero for Suppression of Palestine Solidarity (September 30, 2015)

Salon: Free speech for all on campus! Unless you’re criticizing Israel, that is (September 30, 2015)

NorthJersey.com: Report: Free-speech clashes rise on U.S. campuses over Israel-Palestinian conflict (September 30, 2015)

Haaretz: Pro-Palestinians Accuse Israel Advocates of Muzzling Dissent on U.S. Campuses (September 30, 2015)

The Nation: Living Under Israel’s Missiles (September 18, 2015) 

San Francisco Chronicle: UC regents blast bland intolerance statement as insulting to Jews (September 18, 2015)

Jewish Journal of Greater LA: UC regents reject much-hyped ‘principles of intolerance.’ Napolitano: ‘More work needs to be done’ (September 17, 2015)

The Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of California’s Proposed Statement on Intolerance Is Widely Found Intolerable (September 16, 2015)

San Francisco Chronicle: Pro-Israel students dislike UC regents’ ‘intolerance’ statement (September 16, 2015)

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: From across Jewish world, looking back at a tumultuous 5775 (September 13, 2015)

Associated Press: Groups Push University to Adopt Creed Against Anti-Semitism (September 10, 2015)

Salon: A shifting perception of Israel: The divide between Jewish Americans and Israeli Jews over Iran is growing (September 10, 2015)

Huffington Post Live: Has The ‘Israel Lobby’ Lost It’s Grip On D.C.? (September 9, 2015)

Los Angeles Times: Why UC regents’ next meeting is likely to upset some Jewish groups (September 9, 2015)

Common Dreams: As Iran Deal Nabs Necessary Votes, ‘War Criminal’ Cheney Shouted Down in DC (September 8, 2015)

Lobelog: The Iran Deal and American Jews (September 7, 2015)

The New York Times: The Jewish Divide Over the Iran Nuclear Deal (September 3, 2015) 

The Jewish Daily Forward: Excommunicating Pro-BDS Jews Is a Huge Strategic Mistake (August 30, 2015)

Huffington Post Live: President Obama Makes Appeal To American Jews (August 28, 2015)

Jewish Telegraph Agency: Lawmaker Wants Israel Aid Suspended Over Killings of Palestinian Teens (August 24, 2015)

The Huffington Post: Congresswoman Asks For Investigation Into Israeli Shooting Of Two Palestinian Teens (August 24, 2015) 

Jewish Telegraph Agency: BDS Rises 31% on Campus — Pro-Israel Activity Also Jumps (August 24, 2015)

The Real News Network: AIPAC Spending Millions to Defeat Iran Deal, But Efforts Are Falling Flat (August 23, 2015)

Jewish Journal of Greater LA: 
At L.A. Jewish Journal, president and publisher face off on Iran deal — and stay friendly (August 14, 2015)

J. Weekly: BDS in the boardroom: campus protests are loud, but corporate pressure is more effective (August 13, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Anti-Semitism Czar Doubles Down on Delegitimizing Israel Definition (August 12, 2015)

Jewish Telegraph Agency: US Anti-Semitism Envoy Opposes Criminalizing Anti-Semitism (August 12, 2015)

Salon: A win for activists in University of California’s anti-Semitism debate (July 26, 2015)

Electronic Intifada: Outcry forces Univ. of California to drop Israel lobby’s “anti-Semitism” definition (July 22, 2015)

The Huffington Post: Palestinian Homes In The West Bank Will Soon Be Demolished — Again (July 22, 2015)

The New York Times: Theodore Bikel, Master of Versatility in Songs, Roles and Activism, Dies at 91 (July 21, 2015)

+972 Magazine: Casting Jewish-American boycott activists as hypocrites (July 19, 2015)

+972 Magazine: In BDS debate, both Jewish feelings and Palestinian lives matter (July 17, 2015)

Los Angeles Times: Legislature urges UC campuses to condemn anti-Semitism (July 16, 2015)

Channel 2: Ulpan Shishi interview with JVP (July 15, 2015)

The Jewish Week: American Jewish Reaction To Agreement Splits On Political Lines (July 14, 2015)

Common Dreams: Opening Historic ‘Possibility of Peace,’ World Powers Clinch Iran Deal (July 14, 2015)

The Washington Post/Religion News Service: Religious responses to the Iran deal: Will we be safer or sorry? (July 14, 2014)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Jews Join Israel in Slamming Iran Deal (July 14, 2015)

Jewish Telegraph Agency: Israeli leaders, some Jewish groups condemn final Iran nuclear deal (July 14, 2015)

Politico: AIPAC takes cautious approach on Iran deal (July 14, 2015)

Al Jazeera America: Game changer: 10 years of BDS (July 9, 2015)

Mondoweiss: The BDS Movement at 10: An interview with Omar Barghouti (July 9, 2015)

The Jewish Journal of Greater LA: Behind the BDS curtain (July 9, 2015)

Times of Israel: 10 years later, how BDS became the politically correct way to delegitimize Israel (July 9, 2015)

TruthOut: Ten Years of BDS: The Growing Movement Against the Occupation of Palestine (July 8, 2015)

Al Jazeera America: Divestment movement against Israel gains steam (July 8, 2015)

Associated Press: Boycott Drive Gains Strength, Raising Alarm in Israel (July 7, 2015)


Common Dreams: One year after the Israeli military assault on Gaza (July 7, 2015)

Common Dreams: Ten Years On, the Undeniable, Growing Power of the BDS Movement (July 7, 2015)

The Jewish Week: Protestant Vote To Back BDS Sparks Concern (July 7, 2015)

Jewish Telegraph Agency: United Church of Christ to divest from companies working in West Bank (July 1, 2015)

Haaretz: Protestant churches split over anti-Israel divestment resolutions (July 5, 2015)

Al Jazeera America: US church votes to divest over Israeli occupation (July 1, 2015)

+972 Magazine: Major U.S. church backs divestment from Israeli occupation (July 1, 2015)

Common Dreams: Affirming ‘Dignity of All People,’ Mainstream Church Votes to Divest from Occupation-Profiting Companies (July 1, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Does Church Vote Signal BDS Tipping Point? (July 1, 2015)

Jewish Telegraph Agency: United Church of Christ to Divest from Companies Working in West Bank (July 1, 2015)

Al Jazeera: US Church Votes to Divest over Israeli Occupation (July 1, 2015)

The New York Times: United Church of Christ Approves Divestment to Aid Palestinians (June 30, 2015)

Associated Press: UCC Church to Divest over Israeli Treatment of Palestinians (June 30, 2015)

Huffington Post: United Church of Christ Takes a Stand on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with Divestment Vote (June 30, 2015)

Religion News Service: United Church of Christ Votes to Divest from Israeli Companies in Occupied Territories (June 30, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Could California Ban Anti-Israel Campus Protests as Anti-Semitic Hate? (June 10, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Secret Sheldon Adelson Summit Raises Up to $50M for Strident Anti-BDS Push (June 9, 2015)

The Guardian: Sheldon Adelson looks to stamp out growing US movement to boycott Israel (June 5, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: The BDS Blacklist Is a Jewish Moral Failure (May 28, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Students for Justice in Palestine Builds Support With In-Your-Face Push (May 20, 2015)

National Public Radio: Rabbis diversify to connect to students; just don’t bring up Israel (May 19, 2015)

AirTalk 89.3 KPCC: Debating the line between anti-Semitism and free speech (May 19, 2015)

The Los Angeles Times: Definition of anti-Semitism Provokes Campus Debates (May 18, 2015)

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Israel-Boycott Debate Spurs Fight over Defintion of Anti-Semitism (May 18, 2015)

The San Francisco Chronicle: Trade Measures Could Shift US Policy on Israeli Settlements (May 17, 2015)

The New York Times: A ‘Jewish Litmus Test’ was Unacceptable (May 15, 2015)

The New York Times: Israel, Palestine and the Boycott Debate on Campus (May 15, 2015)

MSNBC: What does Israel’s New Coalition Government Mean for the Middle East Peace Process? (May 13, 2015)

The Hill: Anti-Palestinian amendments went down with TPA (May 13, 2015)

Politico: AIPAC-backed amendments add to trade bill turmoil (May 11, 2015)

The New York Times: Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge between Jews and Minorities (May 10, 2015)

Huffington Post Live: Islamophobic ads to run in New York buses (April 24, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Does Israel’s Anti-Boycott law muzzle free speech? (April 23, 2015)

The Hill: The Undiplomatic Diplomat (April 9, 2015)

International Business Times: Passover 2015: Seder political discussions to include Israel, Iran and Palestinian peace (April 3, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: “Embracing Boycott, Jewish Voice for Peace Insists on its Jewish Identity” (March 28, 2015)

The Hill: “Change in Israel will only come through outside pressure” (March 25, 2015)

The Nation: At a Jewish Voice for Peace Conference: This is What Solidarity Looks Like (March 20, 2015)

The Associated Press: “Post-elections a widening US Jewish split over Israel” (March 19, 2015)

RT: The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann: “Netanyahu Wins, Apartheid Continues” (March 19, 2015)

International Business Times: “Israeli Elections Results 2015: What does the future hold for Arab political power?” (March 18, 2015)

The Real News Network: “Jewish-American leadership rising in opposition to Israeli Occupation”(March 17, 2015)

The New Republic: “The American Jewish Community is Fracturing-What’s Causing it?” (March 16, 2015)

The Hill: “After Netanyahu’s Speech–What’s Next?” (March 16, 2015)

The New York Times: “In Dance Remix of Netanyahu’s Speech, Two Words Echo: ‘Iran-Haman'” (March 6, 2015)

Waging Nonviolence: “Netanyahu Speech was a Failed Dilemma Action” (March 4, 2015)

CBS News: Š5 Things to Know about NetanyahuŠ’s Speech to CongressŠ (March 3, 2015)

Al Jazeera AmericaŠNetanyahuŠ’s Brazen American Power PlayŠ (March 3, 2015)

Vice News: ŠNetanyahu Warns US Deal With Iran Would Turn Middle East into Š_…Nuclear TinderboxŠ(March 3, 2015)

RT: The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann: Does Netanyahu Speak for all Jews? (March 2, 2015)

The Associated Press: Anti-Israel Divestment Push Gains Traction at US Colleges (February 28, 2015)

Jewish Telegraph Agency: ŠSenate Dems ask Netanyahu for private meeting to clear bad feelings.Š (February 24, 2015)

The Washington Post: Netanyahu Does Not Speak for All American Jews (February 20, 2015)

Religion Dispatches: “Jews and Muslims Join Forces for Academic Freedom” (February 19, 2015)

Common Dreams: Turning Point? Grassroots Groups Mobilize against Netanyahu’s ‘Catastrophic’ Speech” (February 19, 2015)

Huffington Post Religion: Dear Congress, Please #SkiptheSpeech (February 16, 2015)

The Grio: ŠWhy the CBC should boycott NetanyahuŠ’s speechŠ (February 9, 2015)

Le Monde Diplomatique: ŠKiss MeŠ Bibi says to BoehnerŠ (February 9, 2015)

Al Jazeera America: ŠNetanyhauŠ’s Speech to Congress sparks #SkiptheSpeechŠ (February 9, 2015)

The Hill: The End of the Status Quo for Israel and Palestine? (January 21, 2015)

The Nation: “Breaking Taboos, BDS Gains ground among Academics” (January 7, 2015)



The Durham Herald Sun: Pro-Palestinian protesters blast Israelis during rally at Durham Central Park (October 30, 2015)

The Daily Bruin: State Department’s anti-Semitism definition stifles free speech (October 30, 2015)

Willamette Week: Portland’s Human Rights Commission Sparks Anger With Vote to Divest of Companies in Israel (October 28, 2015)

Foreign Policy in Focus: Haaretz Journalist Gideon Levy Reviled at New York BDS Appearance (October 28, 2015)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Israeli consul blames Palestinians for wave of Mideast violence (October 28, 2015)

ABC7 Chicago: Protestors Ralley to Stop Violence Between Jews, Palestinians (October 25, 2015)

The Real News Network: Baltimore Rallies in Solidarity with Palestine (October 23, 2015)

Jewish Daily Forward: Berkeley Commission Rejects Divestment Resolution 5-2 (October 22, 2015)

Electronic Intifada: New York’s mayor stands in solidarity with Israeli terror (October 22, 2015)

Baltimore Sun TimesProtest draws equal support, opposition on Rothschild’s Muslim remarks (October 21, 2015)

Electronic Intifada: Israeli settlers want New York police tactics in Jerusalem (October 21, 2015) 

Jewish Journal of Greater LAWracked with violence, Israel has full support from majority of L.A. Jews (October 21, 2015)

Cincinnati City BeatA Palestinian activist’s fight against immigration fraud charges unites civil-rights groups in Cincinnati (October 21, 2015)

New York Jewish Week: A New York Night With Idan Raichel (October 20, 2015)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Mideast conference scheduled tonight at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (October 16, 2015)

Politico New York: Group calls ‘gift’ to pay for de Blasio’s trip to Israel ‘troubling’ (October 14, 2015)

Atlanta Progressive News: Anti-Muslim Haters Fail to Show Up at Advertised Rally in Atlanta (October 10, 2015)

Wicked Local: Brookline resident to deliver keynote at International Peace Conference (October 9, 2015)

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: Threats against speaker are “not the Rochester way” (September 27, 2015)

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Pro-Palestinian minister speaks in NY state despite Jewish opposition (September 27, 2015)

Ithaca.com: Human Rights Activist Speaks at TC3 (September 27, 2015)

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: We believe one voice cannot speak for all Jewish people (September 26, 2015)

The Ithaca Journal: BJM students subjected to pro-Palestine guest talk (September 26, 2015)

Electronic Intifada: California city commissioner fired for proposing Israel divestment (September 18, 2015)

MassLive.com: State representative pushes for divestment from anti-Israel companies (September 18, 2015) 

West End Word (St. Louis): Divisive Iran Nuclear Treaty (September 18, 2015)

Orange County Register: UC regents urge stronger statement against anti-Semitism in intolerance policy (September 17, 2015)

San Diego Union-Tribune: UC intolerance statement sparks debate (September 16, 2015)

Albany Times-Union: Schumer’s view dismays many (September 2, 2015)

Al Jazeera America: Pro-Israel and Arab groups wrangle over Arabic instruction in SF schools (August 31, 2015)

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Jewish Year 5775 in Wisconsin (August 31, 2015)

Florida Jewish Journal: Frankel organizes roundtable about Iran (August 31, 2015)

Ithaca Star Gazette: Reed stands firm against proposed Iranian nuclear deal (August 27, 2015) 

The Ithaca Journal: Peaceful protesters urge Tom Reed to support Iran deal (August 26, 2015)

WENY: Locals Show Support for Iran Nuclear Deal (August 26, 2015)

WETM: Local Rally to Support Iran Nuclear Deal (August 26, 2015)

News 12 Westchester: Local activists want Iran nuke deal (August 26, 2015) 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Photos of Gaza Memorial: One Year Later (August 26, 2015)

The Chicago Monitor: Founding of a New Progressive Jewish Congregation – Tzedek Chicago (August 25, 2015)

Religion News Service: In Chicago, a new synagogue seeks Judaism minus Zionism (August 17, 2015)

Albany Times Union: 
Change Chuck’s Mind! Tell him why we need to support a nuclear deal with Iran. **Update: Paul Tonko says yes! (August 17, 2015)

The Bay State Banner: 
Rights groups take aim at anti-terror program (August 12, 2015)

The Boston Globe: Civil rights groups protest federal program to combat extremism, saying it targets Muslims (August 7, 2015)

St. Louis Jewish Light: ADL, police salute Lessons of Holocaust program (August 5, 2015)

Haaretz: Breaking the Silence in Israel by Treading the Boards in Washington (August 3, 2015)

Albany Times Union: Gazan Lives Matter (July 24, 2015)

Baltimore Jewish Times: Iran Deal: Good or Bad? (July 23, 2015)

The Austin Rag Blog: Jewish peace group holds remembrance for Gaza War victims (July 23, 2015)

Al Día: How to talk about Israel and Palestine in Philadelphia (July 22, 2015)

Electronic Intifada: ADL honor for St. Louis police ahead of Ferguson anniversary sparks outrage (July 22, 2015)

Mondoweiss: St. Louis Jews call on ADL to cancel honor to police (July 18, 2015)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Churches struggle with divestment over Israeli occupation (July 17, 2015)

The Ithaca Voice: About 50 gather at Ithaca’s Dewitt Park to mark Gaza attacks (July 15, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: Can a Non-Zionist Synagogue Succeed — and Spread? (July 13, 2015)

DC Theater Scene: It’s What We Do: A Play About The Occupation at Capital Fringe (July 13, 2015)

Maryland Theater Guide: “It’s What we Do”: A Play About the Occupation at Lab II, Atlas Performing Arts Center (July 13, 2015)

The Deseret News: Three major U.S. churches split on solutions for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (July 8, 2015)

The Sacramento Bee:
 Anti-Semitism Resolution Stirs Dissent (June 22, 2015)

The Columbus Dispatch: Controversial Speaker Offers Statement of Hope at Bexley Conference on Israel-Palestine conflict (June 11, 2015)

Haaretz: Brooklyn food co-op again becoming BDS battlefield? (May 22, 2015)
Mention of Ithaca-JVP‘s campaign at the GreenStar Food Coop.

Electronic Intifada: Listen: North Carolina county drops Israeli occupation profiteer G4S (May 22, 2015)
Highlighting Durham-JVP‘s win!

Mondoweiss: The Missouri History Museum’s Palestine Exception: A case study on how the St. Louis Jewish establishment exercises power & privilege (May 19, 2015)
Article by JVP-St Louis leaders Anna Baltzer and Michael Berg about the exclusion of Palestine from a museum exhibition.

Truth-Out: Civil Rights Groups Tell Governor Pence: Don’t Stifle Free Speech (May 19, 2015)
JVP-Indiana and a coalition of local groups respond to Indiana’s anti-BDS resolution.

Jewish Telegraph Agency: Anti-BDS bill passes Illinois House Committee, Senate (May 14, 2015)
JVP-Chicago was part of the coalition opposing the bill.

Mondoweiss: Arizona activists protest Israeli firms militarizing the border (May 14, 2015)
JVP-Tuscon participated with the Southern Arizona BDS Coalition in a protest against militarization at the border.

The Durham Herald Sun: Durham Severs Ties with Security Firm G4S (May 12, 2015)
JVP-Durham clear the last hurdle in their victory against a local G4S contract.

The Seattle Times: Mayor Murray’s LGBTQ-Israel trip under fire (May 7, 2015)
JVP-Seattle chapter’s campaign against the Seattle mayor’s participation in the pinkwashing A Wider Bridge conference.

The Miscellany News: Social Justice Orgs Unite for Israel-Palestine Peace (May 6, 2015)
Report from Rebecca Vilkomerson and Hind Awwad lecture sponsored by SJP and JVP- Vassar.

Arizona Daily Wildcat: Speakers Criticize Israel’s violations (April 30, 2015)

South Florida Caribbean News: Community Organization holds May Day Rally for Š__inclusion and equal treatmentŠ__ on International WorkerŠ__s Day (April 29, 2014)
Event co-sponsored by JVP South Florida.

Mondoweiss: Jewish groups stand in opposition to hate speech and all forms of Islamophobia (April 28, 2015)
Statement from Jews Against Islamophobia Coalition.

Chicago Monitor: Illinois Lawmakers Vote To Divest from Companies that Support Palestinian Human Rights (April 27, 2015)

The Columbus Dispatch: Group working for Israel/Palestine peace forms Columbus branch (April 24, 2015)
Profile of new Columbus chapter with quotes from JVP members Farrell Brody and Connie Hammond.

The Jewish Chronicle: Holocaust survivor holds her own despite controversy at Pitt event (April 23, 2015)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Smeared by the ZOA (April 17, 2015)
Coverage of the controversy around the SJP and JVP sponsored event with a Holocaust survivor for Yom Ha’atzmaut. Also a positive response article from other Jewish community members in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, several letters to the editor (and here), and an op-ed by JVP member Daniel Klein about the ZOA’s pushback against the event.

The Pitt News: Holocaust survivor speaks amidst controversy (April 16, 2015)

The Wesleyan Argus: Student groups clash over politics of Israel and Palestine (April 13, 2015)
JVPer Yael Horowitz interviewed.

The Nation: StudentNation (April 10, 2015)
Open Hillel Freedom summer tour and JVP Wesleyan’s successful shabbat noted in the biweekly StudentNation round up.

The Cambridge Chronicle: Boycott Sodastream for Peace (April 6, 2015)
Guest column by JVPers and coalition partners.

International Business TimesPhiladelphia public transport adverts linking Islam with Adolf Hitler spark outrage (April 3, 2015)
Quotes JVP Philly’s statement.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:_History Museum pressured speakers panel to exclude Palestinian group, emails show” (March 26, 2015)
Also covered in St. Louis Business Journal, Alternet,Mondoweiss and others.

Jewish Telegraph Agency: Northeastern Student Senate Rejects Divestment Resolution” (March 17, 2015)
Boston JVP_s support for divestment is mentioned.

The Ithaca Daily: Group pushes Israeli Food Boycott” (March 12, 2015)
Coverage of JVP Ithaca_s campaign at a local co-op.

The Daily Tar Heel: ŠIsraeli Leader Speaks to CongressŠ (March 4, 2015)

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Pittsburgh Area Jewish Leaders have Mixed Reactions to Netanyahu”(March 3, 2015)
JVP member Dani Klein quoted.

amNY: ŠJewish New Yorkers Divided in Reactions to Bibi NetanyahuŠ’s Speech to CongressŠ (March 3, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: ŠHarvard Hillel Hosts BDS Supporter for Panel in Apparent Break with PolicyŠ (February 25, 2015)

The Jewish Daily Forward: ŠHillel BDS Controversy Fails to Overshadow Inspirational Harvard Civil Rights PanelŠ (February 26, 2015)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ŠPerdue Sides with Netanyahu on IranŠ (February 25, 2015)

The Star-Gazette: ŠReed Urged to Skip NetanyahuŠ’s Speech Before CongressŠ (February 19, 2015)

The Jewish Chronicle: ŠJNF environmental efforts in Israel paying off but Š…we need to do betterŠ (February 18, 2015)
JVP PittsburghŠ’s campaign to raise awareness about the JNFŠ’s racist and colonialist practices covered by the local Jewish paper.

TruthDig: U.S. Union Support for Palestinian Rights Could Be a Game Changer (November 5, 2015)

Salon: “Go home or we will gas you until you die”: The horrifying orders from an Israeli border guard to Palestinians (November 5, 2015)

The Daily Californian: Commission’s divest resolution, despite failing, breaks important ground (October 30, 2015)

KQED: Proposed UC Intolerance Policy Sparks Free Speech Debate (October 28, 2015)

New York Jewish Week: Letters: Disputes BDS Report (October 28, 2015)

The Journal Times: Kinch: New York Times slanted coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict (October 26, 2015)

Tikkun Daily: “Broken Window Policies” are Discriminatory and Should be Opposed in U.S., Israel (October 24, 2015) 

Los Angeles Times: No need to be ‘balanced’ on Israeli-Palestinian debate (October 22, 2015)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Letters: Israeli occupation has led to Palestinian despair (October 22, 2015)

Al Jazeera America: The tide is turning against Zionist extremism (October 20, 2015)

San Francisco Chronicle: Letters: End the Violence (October 17, 2015)

The New York Times: Letters: The Israeli-Palestinian Tumult: Clashing Perspectives (October 15, 2015)

San Francisco ChronicleLetters: Israel irony (October 13, 2015)

Orlando Sentinel: Israeli aid, Planned Parenthood and gun-free zones: Letters (October 11, 2015)

Thinking Dance: Women (October 9, 2015)

Lobelog: Another Intifada? (October 6, 2015)

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Why Jewish educators need to teach the Palestinian perspective (September 27, 2015)

Tikkun Daily: Rosh Hashana, 2015 (September 26, 2015)

The Daily Bruin: UC should not adopt anti-Semitism definition that endangers open debate (September 16, 2015)

The Sacramento Bee: Crying ‘wolf’ on UC anti-Semitism (September 15, 2015)

The Huffington Post: Bipartisan Attacks Against Anti-occupation Divestment Campaigns (September 14, 2015)

San Francisco Chronicle: Letters: Support the treaty (September 14, 2015)

Salon: A shifting perception of Israel: The divide between Jewish Americans and Israeli Jews over Iran is growing (September 10, 2015)

Lobelog: The Iran Deal and American Jews (September 7, 2015)

Los Angeles Times: Readers React: Iran nuclear deal: pro and con (September 5, 2015)

San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Rep. Chu should not have waited until last minute on Iran: Letters (September 4, 2015)

The New York Times: The Jewish Divide Over the Iran Nuclear Deal (September 3, 2015)

Mondoweiss: 100 women leaders, scholars, activists sign statement supporting Iran deal (September 2, 2015)

The Salem News: Column: A one-sided view of Israel, Palestine (August 30, 2015) 

Haaretz: The Unexpected Benefits of Countering the One-sided Israeli Narrative (August 23, 2015)

Tacoma News Tribune: IRAN: Deal is better than war or status quo (August 20, 2015)

The Minnesota Star Tribune: 
Iran Deal A Significant Step Forward for Peace–And Here’s Why (August 17, 2015)

The Huffington Post: Open the Gates (August 17, 2015)

The Columbian:
 First Person Singular – Jewish Voice for Peace (August 6, 2015)

Tikkun Daily Blog: My Last Day of Sunday School (July 29, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP member Rachel Buff.

Alternet: What Happened When I Was Grilled by Israeli Media About the Sanction Movement Against Israel (July 28, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP member Alice Rothchild.

Mondoweiss: Anniversaries: Who counts? (July 28, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP member Alice Rothchild.

Opera Mundi: Quando o silêncio é a melhor canção: conheça os ativistas que lideram o boicote internacional contra Israel (July 28, 2015)
Interview with JVP media coordinator Naomi Dann.

San Jose Mercury News: Thanks to Eshoo for defending Palestinians (July 25, 2015)
Letter to the Editor by JVP member Dorah Rosen Shuey.

New Haven Register: Forum: Why does Connecticut continue to invest in Israel? (July 22, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP members Stanley Heller and Bob Gelbach.

The Huffington Post: Letter to Caetano Veloso (July 16, 2015)
Open letter by JVP board member Donna Nevel.

Common Dreams: Rights Campaigners ‘Disturbed’ as Obama Offers Further Spike to Israeli Military Aid (July 16, 2015)

The J. Weekly: Israel’s drought relief comes at a (Palestinian) cost (July 16, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP member Joan Meisel

The Tacoma News Tribune: ISRAEL: Why some Jews support boycott (July 15, 2015)
Letter to the Editor by JVP member Marilyn Kimmerling.

Mint Press News: Israel, Zionism And Judaism: Separating A National Identity From A Religious One (July 13, 2015)
Interview with JVP midwest organizer Ilana Rossoff.

Tikkun Magazine: Hllary Clinton’s Troubling Attack on Peace Activists by Prof. Stephen Zunes (July 10, 2015)
Article by JVP member Stephen Zunes.

WBAI NYC: Gaza One Year On (July 10, 2015)
Interview with JVP Rabbinical Council intern Ariana Katz (starts around min 72:00).

Electronic Intifada: Film presents one-state solution as moral, practical outcome for Palestine (July 8, 2015)
Review of JVP member Eli Ungar Sargon’s new film about the one-state solution.

The Sacramento Bee: Another View: Resolution would suppress legitimate criticism of Israel (July 4, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP Sacramento member David Mandel

The Jewish Daily Forward: Does Church Vote Signal BDS Tipping Point? (July 1, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP member Seth Morrison.

Jewish Journal of Greater LARedefining Anti-Semitism Suppresses Criticism (June 30, 2015)
Letter to the editor by JVP member Noam Perry.

+972 Magazine: Interview: Church-based BDS and the Jewish voices beside it (June 30, 2015)
Interview with JVP advocacy director Sydney Levy.

Al Jazeera America: Is BDS the only Pro-Israel option left? (June 25, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP Academic Advisory Council member Mark LeVine.

Foreign Policy in Focus: Lawmakers Are Using Trade Rules to Blacklist Critics of Israel (June 24, 2015)
Article by JVP Milwaukee member Rachel Ida Buff. Reprinted in Truth-Out.

The Jewish Journal of Greater LA: The University of California Should Stand for Free Speech (June 24, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP Academic Advisory Council organizer Tallie Ben Daniel.

Mondoweiss: Ending Memoricide–the Nakba Museum Project (June 18, 2015)
Article by JVP Boston member Alice Rothchild.

Thinking DanceHadar Ahuvia and Jesse Zaritt: Jewish-American Choreographers Grapple with Zionism and the Nakba (June 15, 2015)
Interview with members of the JVP Artist Council.

In These Times: In Max Blumenthal’s ‘The 51 Day War,’ Life in Gaza Looks Bleak, But Resistance is Growing (June 15, 2015)
Book review by JVP Campus Coordinator Ben Lorber.

The Washington Post:
 Boycotting Israel is not Anti-Semitism 
(June 15, 2015)
Letter to the editor by JVP DC-Metro member Bill Simonds.

The Hill: Sheldon Adelson’s Mistake (June 9, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson.

The New York Times
Hate Speech: The Legal Issues and the Consequences (May 8, 2015)
Letter by Alan Levine

The Lowell Sun‘Fast track’ trade deals bad for business and peace in Mideast (May 8, 2015)
Letter by Mohammed Faiz

The Tennessean: Don’t Constrain Consumer’s Choice (May 19, 2015)
Letter by Iley Behr

San Jose Mercury News: Fast track of free trade pact denies free speech (may 21, 2015)
Letter by JVP board member Glen Hauer

The Durham Herald Sun: Proud county severed G4S ties (May 29, 2015)
Letter by Gabriel Paul Baldasare

MondoweissHow fighting Islamophobia in the US is connected to justice in Israel/Palestine (April 29, 2015)
Interview with JVP board member Donna Nevel by Tufts student Miranda Wilson

Philadelphia Inquirer: Rabbi’s guerilla war against anti-Islam bus ads (April 30, 2015)
Spotlight on Rabbi Linda Holzman and the campaign against Pamela Geller’s hateful ads in Philadelphia.

Mondoweiss: Reconstructionist Jewish site censors Rabbi’s essay because he supports BDS and one state (April 26, 2015)
Profile of JVP Rabbinical Council member Shai Gluskin.

The Daily Texan: The AR3 failure will increase debate, not end it (April 23, 2015)
Op-ed in support of divestment by JVP Austin member Katie Pace.

Shalom Rav: Confronting the “New Campus Anti-Semitism” (April 20, 2015)
Insightful piece by Rabbi Brant Rosen on his blog Shalom Rav.

Alternet: Inside American students’ fight for justice in Palestine (April 13, 2015)
Profile of the campus movement by Donna Nevel. Also reprinted in Mondoweiss.

Albany Times-UnionA graphic message to Senator Chuck Schumer: Represent the interests of your constituents! (April 13, 2015)
Guest column by JVP member Mickie Lynn on the Iran negotiations debate.

Mondoweiss: From AIPAC to JVP: The political evolution of Seth Morrison (April 14, 2015)

The Hill: The Undiplomatic Diplomat (April 9, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP member Martin Karcher.

Tikkun Daily: Time to Choose: A renewed call for boycotts divestment and sanctions (April 9, 2015)
Op-ed by JVPers Liza Behrendt and Jessie Lowell.

Tikkun Magazine: Coexistence, Equality, and Universal Principles in Israel/Palestine: Regrouping in the Absence of a Two-State Solution (April 9, 2015)
Article by JVP Academic Advisory Council member Joel Beinin

Tikkun Daily: Demographic Threats and the Passover Story (April 8, 2015)
Op-ed by JVP member Elana Bauer.

Electronic Intifada: Defying college’s threats, California students build mock Israeli wall (April 2, 2015)
Coverage of Pitzer’s Israeli Apartheid Week controversy.

The Washington Post: Letters to the Editor: The Virigina State Bar goes international (April 1, 2015)
Letter to the editor by JVP member Bill Simmonds.

Austin-American Statesman:Israel election requires introspection for Austin Jews (March 31, 2015)
by JVP-Austin member Bernice Hecker. (non-subscription link)

Mondoweiss: In Israel, the mask is finally off” (March 24, 2015)
by JVP member David Glick.

The Huffington Post: Israel Cannot reform itself and needs some tough love” (March 24, 2015)
by JVP Westchester leader Bob Herbst.

KWMR radio in Marin (March 18, 2015)
Interview with JVP member David Mandel on the Israeli elections.

Electronic Intifada: UCLA resolution conflates anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel” (March 12, 2015)
Nora Barrows-Friedman interviewed JVP-LA leader Estee Chandler.

The J.Weekly: Daniel Boyarin  the Talmudist, feminist, anti-Zionist, only-in-Berkeley Orthodox Jew” (March 12, 2015)
Feature on JVP member Daniel Boyarin on the cover of San Francisco_s J. Weekly.

UT San Diego: Is the US/Israel love affair on the rocks?” (March 11, 2015)
by JVP member Steve Kowit.

NBC 10 Philadelphia“American Jews split on Netanyahu speech” (March 6, 2015)
JVP board member Lev Hirschhorn debates Joseph Pudur of StandWithUs on TV in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Letters (March 6, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Tammy Murphy

Morning Call (PA): Netanyahu delivers a ‘frightening’ message (March 6, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Addison Bross.

Mondoweiss: In Praise of Mr. Netanyahu’s Political Theater” (March 5, 2015)
JVP members Jonathan Graubart and David Deutsch on Netanyahu_s speech.

The Washington PostLetters to the Editor (March 5, 2015)
Two letters by JVPers Seth Morrison and Alison Glick.

LeHigh Valley News: Letter: Netanyahu DoesnŠ__t Speak for all Jews (March 5, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Addison Bross

The Wichita Eagle: Pushing us to war (March 5, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Laura Tillem

Huffington Post Religion: The Purim Story is a Warning, Not a Justification (March 4, 2015)
JVP media coordinator Naomi Dann writes about Netanyahu’s invocation of the Purim story.

The Ithaca Daily:“Former Ithaca College professor arrested protesting in DC” (March 4, 2015)
Coverage of JVP leaders Ariel Gold and Beth Harris getting arrested protesting AIPAC.

The Delaware Bee: ŠNetanyahu defends indefensible positions.Š (March 4, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Mary-Lee Lutz

The San Francisco Chronicle: Letters to the Editor (March 4, 2015)
Three letters by JVPers Ellen Brotsky, David Spero and Mitchell Zimmerman

The Tampa Bay Times: Stop the March to War (March 4, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Michelle Kenoyer

GVHlive: Jewish Millennials Protest Netanyahu’s speech” (March 3, 2015)
JVP member Rachel Roberts speaks to Washington media start up on Netanyahu’s speech.

RT The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann: Does Netanyahu Really Speak for all Jews?” (March 2, 2015)
JVP media coordinator Naomi Dann interviewed about Netanyahu’s speech on national progressive TV.

The New Haven RegisterConnecticut’s members of Congress should join move to •Skip the Speech (March 1, 2015)
JVP New Haven members Bob Gelbach, Megan Iorio, and Shelly Altman encourage their MoCs to #SkiptheSpeech

The Democrat and Chronicle: Israel is not always rightŠ (February 28, 2015)
JVP member David Sperber writes from Rochester to encourage MoCs to skip the speech.

The Durham Herald-Sun: ŠNetanyahu not a man Congress should applaud and cheerŠ (February 28, 2015)
JVP member Nina Bollag writes to encourage Rep. David Price to skip the speech.

The Albany Times Union: ŠSkip the Speech. Lose the Lies. Counter Corruption. Peace, not politics.Š (February 27, 2015)
JVP member Mickie Lynn writes to encourage NY electeds to skip the speech.

Marin Independent Journal: ŠCongress Should Boycott Netanyahu SpeechŠ (February 27, 2015)
Letter by JVP member David Glick.

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.

The Chicago Sun-Times: ŠDurbin and all the Dems should boycott NetanyahuŠ’s speechŠ(February 25, 2015)
JVPer Ari LevinŠ’s op-ed on why the Dems should #SkiptheSpeech

The Santa Barbara Independent: ŠBibi Go HomeŠ (February 25, 2015)
JVPer Rand ClarkŠ’s op-ed on why Congress should #SkiptheSpeech

Bucks County Courier Times: Netanyahu Should Cancel (February 25, 2015)

Mondoweiss: ŠIs Flying a Nationalist Flag ever a Progressive act?Š (February 21, 2015)
JVP member Ellen Isaacs writes about the politics of flag-bearing at protests.

The Washington Post: ŠNetanyahu doesnŠ’t speak for all American JewsŠ (February 20, 2015)
JVPŠ Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson writing about NetanyahuŠ’s upcoming speech to Congress and JVPŠ’s #SkiptheSpeech campaign.

New Voices: ŠWill Students take the JUMP for Human Rights in the Middle East?Š (February 20, 2015)
JVP Deputy Director Cecilie Surasky interviewed about a new pro-Israel student group masquerading as a human rights group.

Twin Cities Daily Planet: ŠJewish Voice for Peace Minnesota on IsraelŠ (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.

Religion Dispatches: ŠJews and Muslims Join Forces for Academic FreedomŠ (February 19, 2015)
JVP member Professor Rebecca Albert writes about events at Temple University and the launch of JVPŠ’s academic council.

Chronicle of Philanthropy: ŠBusiness Leaders move quickly to send thousands kids to see SelmaŠ (February 18, 2015)
JVP TacomaŠ’s help in sending school kids to see Selma mentioned, also in Christian Science Monitor.

The Detroit News: ŠCongress needs to cancel NetanyahuŠ’s speechŠ(February 17, 2015)
JVP member David Finkel on why Michigan elected officals should skip NetanyahuŠ’s speech.

Huffington Post ReligionŠDear Congress, Please #SkiptheSpeechŠ (February 16, 2015)
JVP media coordinator writes about why Congress should #SkiptheSpeech

Mondoweiss: ŠA Place where Palestine doesnt exist (Notes from a Zionist education)Š (February 15, 2015)
JVP member David Orkin writes about unlearning the Zionist Jewish education he learned at summer camp.

ABC 7: ŠThousands Join Funeral for Slain Muslims in North CarolinaŠ (February 13, 2015)
JVP-DC Metro member Seth Morrison interviewed.

Mondoweiss: ŠOne State in Historic Palestine, but-what kind of stateŠ (February 6, 2015)
JVP member Ellen Isaacs writes about the upcoming One State conference.

Tikkun Magazine: ŠWithout 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.

The Oregonian: ŠGaza 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.

Tikkun Magazine: ŠTwin 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 Hill: ŠThe 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.

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

Mondoweiss: ŠIts 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.

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

Democracy Now!: ŠHow 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.

Foreign Policy Journal: ŠWill 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.

The New York Times:  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.

The New York Times: ŠAttack 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.

Mondoweiss: ŠBook 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 Nation: ŠBreaking 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.

Foreign Policy Journal: ŠThe Irrelevance of Liberal ZionismŠ (January 5, 2015)
JVP friend Richard Falk on the flaws of liberal Zionism and his support for JVP.

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.

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.  

Electronic Intifada: Why did Israel intervene for convicted felon Adam Milstein?” (December 15, 2014)
Article by JVP team member Abe Greenhouse.

CNN: Progressives Gird for Capitol Hill Battle” (December 14, 2014)
JVP Northeast Regional organizer Alana Krivo-Kaufman interviewed at Roots Camp.

Tikkun Daily: Open Dialogue on Israel/Palestine isnt Enough” (December 12, 2014)
Op-ed by JVP student leader and Open Hillel organizer Henry Rosen.

Time Out Israel: Against the Occupation: Interview with Rae Abileah” (December 11, 2014)
Interview with JVP member Rae Abileah. 

Mondoweiss: Support for Israel in the US Jewish community continues to erode. (November 18, 2014)
JVP board member Donna Nevel and Marilyn NeimarkŠ’s article for Badil about shifting opinions in the American Jewish community reprinted in Mondoweiss.

Cornell Chronicle: ŠActivist discusses anti-Islamophobia work.Š (November 12, 2014)
JVP board member Donna Nevel speaks about her work combatting Islamophobia at Cornell University.

The New York Times: ŠSharp Words on Israel/Palestine.Š(November 7, 2014)
JVP Philly member Matt BerkmanŠ’s letter to the editor responding to MK Naftali BennettŠ’s op-ed.


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