Opposing Trump and Netanyahu's Shared Agenda
WASHINGTON - Ahead of the meeting this afternoon between U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jewish Voice for Peace issues the following statement from Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson:
"Trump and Netanyahu represent the worst of U.S. and Israeli policies. Their parallel agendas include attacks on immigrants and Muslims, tolerating the rise of anti-semitism for political gain, and enabling racist violence.
During their meeting Trump and Netanyahu reportedly will discuss their shared goal of escalating hostilities with Iran, and their vision of a “peace process” that will enable Israel to continue its expansion and military control over Palestinian lives and land.
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Our JVP New York City chapter will be out on the streets protesting the meeting alongside our partners from American Muslims for Palestine – New Jersey and others at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza tomorrow at 6pm.
We call on everyone to join us in building movements to bring real safety for all people."
JVP Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson is available for interviews regarding speeches this week at the United Nations General Assembly by U.S. President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
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Jewish Voice for Peace members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.
JVP opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression. JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East.