Jews Against Islamophobia in NYC and the Network Against Islamophobia, a project of Jewish Voice for Peace, initiated Chanukah actions to call for the Jewish community to stand strong against Islamophobia and racism. Scroll down for Network Against Islamophobia resources and newsletters.
Islamophobic discourse is sweeping America – and it has to stop.
As Jews and allies, we pledge to stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters.
Islamophobia plays a key role in building and sustaining public and U.S. government backing for Israel.
Right-wing Christian and Jewish groups dedicated to denying the fundamental rights of Palestinians deliberately fuel fear of Muslims and Arabs (commonly assumed to be Muslims) to push their agenda in the Middle East.
Unwavering support of Israeli policies contributes to the characterization of Muslims and all Arabs as the “enemy” and to the perpetuation of Islamophobia, or the failure to speak out against it. A money-Islamophobia-Israel network—bound by ideology, money, and overlapping institutional affiliations—both furthers a rabidly anti-Muslim climate in this country and helps bolster the state-sponsored Islamophobic and anti-Palestinian policies adopted and promoted by the U.S. government.
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.
The NAI was created to serve as a resource to, and work with, JVP chapters and other Jewish groups and to be a partner to the broader, Muslim-led movement against Islamophobia. The Network Against Islamophobia 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 Jewish Voice for Peace 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This poster represents the strength, humanity, and dignity of refugees. Created in collaboration with JVP’s Artists & Cultural Workers Council, this image defies Islamophobia and publicly declares our solidarity with refugees everywhere, from Syria to Central America to Palestine.download the poster