November JVP in the News

Mentions of JVPŠ__s role in the political landscape:

Haaretz: Š__BDS movement claims victory as US County drops Israeli security firmŠ__ (November 26, 2014)

Coverage of Durham JVPŠ__s BIG WIN! Also coverage in Mondoweiss, and the local Herald Sun and Durham News.

Haaretz: Š__Netanyahu cannot depend only on Republicans for support.Š__ (November 3, 2014)

Sometimes critical articles reveal our true power, hereŠ__s right-wing settler spokesman Amiel Ungar mentioning JVP along with Open Hillel as a wedge disrupting the US/Israel relationship.

NewsMax: Š__Israel Lobby controversy: 10 outspoken critics of IsraelŠ__s power in WashingtonŠ__ (November 20, 2014)

JVP listed as one of the powerful critics of US support for Israel in popular conservative online paper.

Mondoweiss: Š__Nationalism vs. Imagination: Beinart and Vilkomerson square off over two-state solution.Š__(November 26, 2014)

Video and transcript of RebeccaŠ__s debate with Peter Beinart at the Open Hillel conference.

Middle East Eye: Š__Why US activists for Palestine are starting to play the Washington game.Š__ (December 3, 2014)

Alex Kane interviews Rebecca about the strategic approach to Washington at this moment in the movement.

JVP voices in the press:

New York Times: Š__Sharp 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.

Mondoweiss: Support for Israel in the US Jewish community continues to erode.Š__ (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.

Electronic Intifada: Š__A Š_…post-mortemŠ__ on Israeli challenges to Zionism.Š__ (December 2, 2014)

JVP Portland member Rod Such writes a review of Ilan Papp_©Š__s new book The Idea of Israel.

On Campuses:

Michigan Daily: Š__For an Open Hillel.Š__ (November 10, 2014)

After their invitation to host a shabbat is awkwardly rejected by Hillel, JVP Students at University of Michigan host a Palestine Solidarity Shabbat with over 70 attendees and call for an Open Hillel.

University of Richmond: Š__When my world changed.Š__ (November 10, 2014)

JVP student Melissa Diamond reflects on the trajectory that led her to found A Global Voice for Autism in working with parents in Jenin refugee camp.

The Daily Bruin: Š__SJP students address divestment resolution in townhall meeting.Š__ (November 12, 2014)

JVP student Jacob Manheim quoted in an article in advance of the successful UCLA undergraduate student government divestment vote. Here is Mondoweiss coverage of the successful vote.

Cornell Chronicle: Š__Activist discusses anti-Islamophobia work.Š__ (November 12, 2014)

JVP board member Donna Nevel speaks about her work combatting Islamophobia at Cornell University.

The Daily Princetonian: Š__An open letter from Jewish students to the CJL and Hillel communityŠ__ (November 12, 2014)

JVP students at Princeton push back against the Jewish communityŠ__s condemnation of Princeton professorsŠ__ call to support selective divestment. See related articles in the Forward, Forward blog, and Haaretz.

Local Coverage of JVP chapters:

ActiveStills: All Souls Procession in Tuscon (November 9, 2014)

A small blurb with a picture of JVP and SJP members at TucsonŠ__s All SoulŠ__s Procession walking with a memorial honoring and remembering Palestinians killed in the last year.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Š__Speaking freely in Pittsburgh.Š__ (November 18, 2014)

The JVP chapter in Pittsburgh was involved in supporting the Conflict Kitchen, a restaurant that raised awareness about Palestine, through attempts to silence it this month that got a lot of media attention. Here is the chapterŠ__s recap on JVPŠ__s Muzzlewatch blog.

NPR: Š__A tense mood in FergusonŠ__ (November 17, 2014)

The JVP chapter in St. Louis mentioned as part of a coalition organizing around events in Ferguson.

Baltimore City Paper: Š__Baltimore activists march in protest of the Ferguson verdictŠ__ (November 26, 2014)

Photo of Baltimore chapter at a Ferguson solidarity protest.

Portland Tribune: Š__Ferguson Protests turn Chaotic in PortlandŠ__ (November 25, 2014)

JVP-Portland part of a coalition organizing in solidarity with Ferguson.

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Š__Jewish Voice for Peace slates event at Marquette.Š__ (December 7, 2014)

JVP MilwaukieŠ__s first big event with Rabbis Brant Rosen and Lynn Pollack is announced in the local Jewish paper.

International:

NRK: Š__Israel is losing the youngŠ__ (November 12, 2014)

JVP is mentioned in an article in the largest media organization in Norway.

Daily Maverick: Š__Journey to the Holy Land: Palestine cannot win its freedom alone.Š__ (November 25, 2014)

A Palestine solidarity activist in South Africa lauds JVPŠ__s role in shifting public opinion among Jewish youth in the US.



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 STARBUCKS TO DROP THE ADL

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No Business in Illegal Settlements

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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

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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.