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, July 17, 2018
First Ever: Over 30 Jewish Groups Worldwide Oppose Equating Antisemitism With Criticism of Israel
From South Africa to Sweden, New Zealand to Germany to Brazil, for the first time ever over thirty Jewish organizations across the globe came together in a statement condemning attempts to stifle criticism of Israel . The statement warns of a growing trend of legislative campaigns to target...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The Supreme Court Got it Wrong - the Muslim Ban is Racist, Islamophobic and Immoral
Over and over again, the U.S. has bombed and destabilized and invaded countries in Latin America and the Middle East. As the world faces the largest ever refugee crisis – much of it caused by U.S. foreign policy – the Trump Administration is closing off our borders, criminalizing asylum-seekers,...
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Monday, May 14, 2018
American Jews Stand Against the U.S. Embassy Move and Israel’s Mass Killing of Protesters in Gaza
As the ceremony to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is taking place, Israeli military forces are killing Palestinian protesters in Gaza. In moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, U.S. President Trump is cementing the U.S. - Israeli partnership to annex Jerusalem and further repress Palestinian...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
41 Jewish New Yorkers Sit Shiva at Senator Schumer’s Office for Palestinians Killed by Israeli Military in Gaza – 14 Arrested
On Thursday morning, 41 Jewish New Yorkers with Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) sat shiva at the New York City district offices of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, mourning the 41 Palestinians killed while protesting in Gaza by the Israeli military in the last four weeks. Fourteen members of...
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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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