Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 1:17pm
JVP welcomes the framework nuclear agreement announced today between Iran and the P5+1. Despite attempts by some in the US and in Israel to disrupt the diplomatic process, we are pleased to see that the parties have agreed on the parameters for an agreement that would restrict Iran's nuclear program and begin the process of lifting specific sanctions. We hope that a final deal will be reached by the June deadline.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:03am
Palestine became a member of the International Criminal Court on April 1, giving the court jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute war crimes committed in the occupied territories. JVP recognizes the right of Palestinians to pursue legal, non-violent recourse in the international arena, which is especially relevant in light of the lack of a peace process and the repeated statements against Palestinian statehood by newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:49am
“The Only Recognizable Feature of Hope Is Action”*
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) endorses the call from Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) as part of our work for freedom, justice and equality for all people. We believe that the time-honored, non-violent tools proposed by the BDS call provide powerful opportunities to make that vision real.
Submitted by Sydney Levy on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:49am
We mourn the murders yesterday near the campus of the University of North Carolina of three Muslim students, 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat and Yusor Mohammad, 21, who were married in December; and Yusor’s sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, a student at North Carolina State University. A student at UNC’s School of Dentistry, Deah Shaddy Barakat was active in the Miswak Foundation, which supports dental relief missions in underserved areas of the world. Yusor Mohammad, who volunteered with a local dental clinic, was planning to attend UNC dental school in the fall.&