Jewish Voice for Peace

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.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Durham Unanimously Votes for Nation’s First Ban on Police Exchanges With Israel
Late Monday evening, Durham voted unanimously to become the first city in the U.S. to prohibit police exchanges with Israel, after broad community pressure and popular petition by the Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine coalition , an affiliate of the Deadly Exchange Campaign . The policy, which states...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Israeli Lawmakers Ban Member of Knesset from American Trip Funded by Jewish Voice for Peace
The Israeli Knesset yesterday barred Knesset member Yousef Jabareen from traveling to the U.S. for a lecture series funded by Jewish Voice for Peace, the first time an MK has been banned from international travel. MK Jabareen was invited by Jewish Voice for Peace for a planned week-long speaking...
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Trump Bullies UN Members to Vote Against Shared and Peaceful Jerusalem
We are encouraged by those countries, in the face of threats and bullying by the U.S., that voted with Palestinians, International law, and a future of peace with justice for Israelis and Palestinians. The United States’ pressure on UN members to abstain, from Nikki Haley and President Trump...
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017
JVP Responds to Trump’s Announcement of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital and Plan To Move U.S. Embassy
Jewish Voice for Peace unequivocally condemns President Trump’s announcement that he will begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem as part of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that would make the U.S. the only country in the world to do so. This move is counter to...
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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Is An Endorsement Of Israel's Annexation
The Trump administration is poised to fulfill its campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Jewish Voice for Peace offers the following statements: Rebecca Vilkomerson, JVP Executive Director: For 70 years, the US has given Israel tacit approval to steal Palestinian land, build...
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Jewish Activists, Partners Condemn Governor Rauner, ADL #DeadlyExchange of U.S.-Israel Police Training
Exactly one year since Donald Trump was elected, and one week after Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner pledged to increase "intelligence cooperation" with Israel , Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago members and partners from the Palestinian and immigrant justice community staged a protest as part of a...
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
JVP Welcomes ACLU Challenge to Unconstitutional Anti-Boycott Legislation
Jewish Voice for Peace welcomes the challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union today against an unconstitutional law in Kansas aimed at silencing the movement for Palestinian rights. In June of 2017, the state of Kansas passed legislation requiring state contractors to sign a statement...
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Opposing Trump and Netanyahu's Shared Agenda
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...
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Getting Organized in the Wake of Charlottesville
Jewish Voice for Peace stands unequivocally and emphatically against the white supremacy, antisemitism and fascism on display in Charlottesville this weekend. We join the voices of mourning for Heather Heyer, who was murdered by one of the white supremacist marchers, and for the full recovery of...
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Friday, August 04, 2017
Muslim, Christian, Jewish leaders join Quaker farmers' market campaign for Palestinian human rights
"I stand here today because I can no longer stay silent about what Israel does to Palestinians in my name as a Jew," says Marty Levine, Former Director, Chicago-area Jewish Community Centers (JCC) (pictured above) Chicago, IL: "Did you know that Gaza once had a thriving strawberry industry?" Muslim...
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