JVP Statement in solidarity with the people of Baltimore

Jewish Voice for Peace stands with the people of Baltimore as they demand justice for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man who died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody. Thousands of protesters throughout the city have mobilized against a national epidemic of police violence against Black people.

When more than 600 JVP members visited Baltimore last month for our National Membership Meeting, local organizer Reverend Heber Brown advised us, “find a way to bend your privilege in the direction of justice.” As Jews, many of us white and some of us people of color, we heed the call of those who face the consequences of inequality every day.  We re-affirm our commitment to resisting and reshaping the structural inequalities that exist within American cities, in Israel/Palestine, and across the globe.

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WE WELCOME 5779

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.

ORDER JVP HOLIDAY CARDS

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"

TELL AHED TAMIMI YOU ARE WITH HER

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!

SUPPORT PALESTINIAN CHILDREN

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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