November JVP in the News
Mentions of JVP__s role in the political landscape:
Haaretz: __BDS movement claims victory as US County drops Israeli security firm__ (November 26, 2014)
Haaretz: __Netanyahu cannot depend only on Republicans for support.__ (November 3, 2014)
Sometimes critical articles reveal our true power, here__s right-wing settler spokesman Amiel Ungar mentioning JVP along with Open Hillel as a wedge disrupting the US/Israel relationship.
NewsMax: __Israel Lobby controversy: 10 outspoken critics of Israel__s power in Washington__ (November 20, 2014)
JVP listed as one of the powerful critics of US support for Israel in popular conservative online paper.
Mondoweiss: __Nationalism vs. Imagination: Beinart and Vilkomerson square off over two-state solution.__(November 26, 2014)
Video and transcript of Rebecca__s debate with Peter Beinart at the Open Hillel conference.
Middle East Eye: __Why US activists for Palestine are starting to play the Washington game.__ (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: __Sharp Words on Israel/Palestine.__ (November 7, 2014)
JVP Philly member Matt Berkman__s letter to the editor responding to MK Naftali Bennett__s op-ed.
Mondoweiss: Support for Israel in the US Jewish community continues to erode.__ (November 18, 2014)
JVP board member Donna Nevel and Marilyn Neimark__s article for Badil about shifting opinions in the American Jewish community reprinted in Mondoweiss.
Electronic Intifada: __A _ post-mortem__ on Israeli challenges to Zionism.__ (December 2, 2014)
JVP Portland member Rod Such writes a review of Ilan Papp_©__s new book The Idea of Israel.
Michigan Daily: __For an Open Hillel.__ (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: __When my world changed.__ (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: __SJP students address divestment resolution in townhall meeting.__ (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: __Activist discusses anti-Islamophobia work.__ (November 12, 2014)
JVP board member Donna Nevel speaks about her work combatting Islamophobia at Cornell University.
The Daily Princetonian: __An open letter from Jewish students to the CJL and Hillel community__ (November 12, 2014)
JVP students at Princeton push back against the Jewish community__s condemnation of Princeton professors__ 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 Tucson__s All Soul__s Procession walking with a memorial honoring and remembering Palestinians killed in the last year.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: __Speaking freely in Pittsburgh.__ (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 chapter__s recap on JVP__s Muzzlewatch blog.
NPR: __A tense mood in Ferguson__ (November 17, 2014)
The JVP chapter in St. Louis mentioned as part of a coalition organizing around events in Ferguson.
Baltimore City Paper: __Baltimore activists march in protest of the Ferguson verdict__ (November 26, 2014)
Photo of Baltimore chapter at a Ferguson solidarity protest.
Portland Tribune: __Ferguson Protests turn Chaotic in Portland__ (November 25, 2014)
JVP-Portland part of a coalition organizing in solidarity with Ferguson.
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: __Jewish Voice for Peace slates event at Marquette.__ (December 7, 2014)
JVP Milwaukie__s first big event with Rabbis Brant Rosen and Lynn Pollack is announced in the local Jewish paper.
NRK: __Israel is losing the young__ (November 12, 2014)
JVP is mentioned in an article in the largest media organization in Norway.
Daily Maverick: __Journey to the Holy Land: Palestine cannot win its freedom alone.__ (November 25, 2014)
A Palestine solidarity activist in South Africa lauds JVP__s role in shifting public opinion among Jewish youth in the US.