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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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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Friday, March 31, 2017
Statement re Israeli Ministry's Attack on JVP ahead of National Conference Today
Ahead of the largest ever gathering of Jewish Voice for Peace members, the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs reportedly issued a statement attacking JVP. Over 1,000 Jewish Voice for Peace members will convene in Chicago tonight for JVP’s bi-annual national member meeting focused on building the...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Unprecedented Opposition as Senate Votes to Approve David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel
Following the vote to approve David Friedman as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel, Jewish Voice for Peace issued this statement from government affairs manager Rabbi Joseph Berman: "We applaud those senators who voted against President Trump’s appointment of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Opposition to Friedman Nomination Demonstrates Grassroots Support for Equal Rights in Israel/Palestine
Jewish Voice for Peace issues the following statement following the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote (12 to 9 with near united Democratic opposition) to approve President Trump’s nomination of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel: David Friedman’s dedication to advancing Israel’s...
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Monday, March 06, 2017
Jewish Voice for Peace: New Bill Will Bar Human Rights Advocates from Entering Israel
Today, Israel passed a bill barring foreign supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights or supporters of boycotting settlements from entering the country. Jewish Voice for Peace is the largest Jewish organization that supports the nonviolent, grassroots...
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Jewish Voice for Peace: Regardless of Performance, Friedman's Record Speaks for Itself
Following today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing for David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Jewish Voice for Peace offers the following statement from Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson : “Today’s hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the nomination...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
JVP Statement on Trump and Netanyahu's Press Conference and "Shared Values"
Following the joint press conference between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jewish Voice for Peace offers the following statement from Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson: “Today Trump and Netanyahu spoke of their “shared values” of democracy and respect for human...
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