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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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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Thursday, May 02, 2019
Victory—Judge Rules in Support of Panel Discussion on Palestinian Human Rights at UMass
A Massachusetts district court ruled in favor of allowing a panel discussion at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to go head earlier today. The May 4 panel discussion “Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights” will be held as planned, despite the...
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Organizations Supporting Palestinian Rights Welcome Introduction of Legislation that Would End U.S. Funding for Israeli Military Detention and Abuse of Palestinian Children
Today, advocates for Palestinian rights welcomed the reintroduction of historic legislation by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) prohibiting funding for the Israeli military detention and mistreatment of Palestinian children. H.R. 2407, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under...
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Monday, April 15, 2019
TONIGHT: Omar Barghouti, Marc Lamont Hill and Rebecca Vilkomerson in Sold-out Event at NYU
Despite the Trump administration’s latest attempt to silence criticism of Israel by denying entry to the Co-Founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, Omar Barghouti, tonight’s panel discussion at NYU with Barghouti, Marc Lamont Hill and Rebecca Vilkomerson will proceed – with...
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Thursday, March 07, 2019
Jewish, Muslim and Progressive Leaders Welcome “Anti-Hate” Resolution
A grassroots campaign by dozens of organizations has flooded Democratic leadership with phone calls and emails over the past few days, urging them to condemn real bigotry and drop the bad-faith attacks on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Culminating in a petition delivery to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
#IStandWithIlhan Campaign Defies Attempts to Silence Rep. Omar
In just days, hundreds of celebrities and well-known progressive activist and academics declared their support for Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, sending in photos to the #IStandWithIlhan social media campaign. Civil Rights icon Professor Angela Davis , award-winning performer Harry Belafonte and Nobel...
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