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, January 28, 2020
Trump's "Peace Plan" Is a Farce With Deadly Consequences
January 28, 2020: In the latest confirmation of the Trump administration’s one-sided support for Israeli control and annexation, the President today, alongside evangelical Christians and extremist Jewish Israeli settler leaders, but without any Palestinians, released a so-called “peace plan,”...
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
JVP Says Trump Is Bad for the Jews
TRUMP IS BAD FOR THE JEWS reads the back page of The Hill on Thursday, December 19th, in an ad posted by Jewish Voice for Peace. The fight continues against the authoritarian Executive Order President Trump signed a week ago, which claims to fight antisemitism, but in reality censors criticism of...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Trump's Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds
The impending Executive Order by President Trump will do nothing to make Jewish students safer on college campuses, and Jewish Voice for Peace is appalled at this blatant attempt to silence criticism of Israel. Trump’s Executive Order allegedly targeting campus antisemitism is the culmination of...
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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Brown University Committee Votes to Divest from Companies "Facilitating Human Rights Violations in Palestine"
On December 2nd, 2019, the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies (ACCRIP) at Brown University voted in favor of divestment from companies “facilitating human rights violations in Palestine.” The committee voted six in favor, with two alumni voting no, and one...
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
140+ Palestinian Groups Urge Boycott of Airbnb Funds, Launch Twitter Storm
November 19, 2019: On the anniversary of Airbnb’s decision to stop listing vacation rentals in Israeli settlements, 140+ groups have called on humanitarian groups and non-profits receiving Airbnb funds to “Say no to dirty money.” In their open letter, they write: “We recall when Airbnb stood up for...
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Friday, November 15, 2019
Constituents Occupy Rep. Schakowsky District Office to Challenge Her Inaction on Protecting Palestinian Children on the West Bank and in Gaza
A group of activists is occupying Rep. Shakowsky’s North Side Chicago district office to demand she cosponsor H.R. 2407,a bill that would protect the human rights of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. Each month, according to the Israeli Prison Authorities, an average of 271...
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
We Must Not Just Watch, Yet Again, As Israel’s Massive Military Dominates and Destroys Palestinian Lives and Livelihoods in Gaza
November 12, 2019: JVP condemns the latest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza . We see this escalation as yet another example of Israel’s illegal and unconscionable attacks on Palestinians, which put the lives of all who live in the region at risk. Rabbi Alissa Wise, acting Co-Executive Director of Jewish...
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Netanyahu's Campaign Pledge to Annex West Bank Confirms: "Israel Is Greatest Threat to Region"
In response to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's recent pledge to annex parts of the occupied West Bank , Rabbi Alissa Wise, acting Co-Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, said : “Netanyahu’s desperate attempt at re-election, by pledging to take over the West Bank and annex the illegal...
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Reps Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Banned from Israel
This morning’s announcement that Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will be blocked from entry by Israel is consistent with their increasingly authoritarian policies toward Palestinians and all those who support Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). But for sitting Congresswomen to be...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Over 20,000 Pledge to Deactivate Airbnb in Solidarity with Palestinian Rights
The viral social media campaign #deactivateAirbnb , endorsed by an international coalition of 30-plus groups, has organized over 20,000 people to commit to deactivating their Airbnb accounts on May 15. The deactivation campaign was called following Airbnb’s reversal from its 2018 policy...
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