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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Monday, February 06, 2017
JVP Statement on Passage of “Outpost Legalization” Bill
Ahead of the passage of the so-called “outpost legalization bill” in the Israeli Knesset today, Jewish Voice for Peace issues the following statement from Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson: “The outpost legalization bill is the latest in a series of steps to expand illegal settlements on...
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Jewish Voice for Peace Pledges to Fight Anti-Muslim, Anti-Immigrant Trump Administration Policies
As the Trump administration follows through on the some of most harmful and alarming promises of his campaign, we will follow through on ours: to love, defend and fight alongside our friends, neighbors, and communities directly under attack. Decades of racist, Islamophobic, and xenophobic policies...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Statement: Moving Embassy to Jerusalem is an Endorsement of Israel’s Annexation Policies
As the incoming Trump administration is poised to fulfil its campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Jewish Voice for Peace offers the following statement from Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson on the destructive impacts of the move: “Israel celebrates the mythical “unification...
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Companies Cut Ties with Anti-Muslim Hate Group Following Pressure from Interfaith Community
A coalition of interfaith leaders and organizations, spearheaded by Jewish Voice for Peace, DC-Metro, has won a major victory in its campaign against an anti-Muslim hate group. The Clarion Project, listed its offices at 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, just two blocks from the White House in a building...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
JVP Statement on Secretary Kerry’s Speech- 12/28/16
Palestinians have been waiting far too long for their freedom. Jewish Voice for Peace’s organizing and advocacy has always been about ensuring full equal rights for Palestinians. In his speech today, Secretary Kerry rightfully pointed his finger at one central issue: Israel’s practice of seizing...
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Friday, December 23, 2016
U.S. Abstains From UN Security Council Resolution Vote Demanding End to Settlements
Jewish Voice for Peace Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson: "There is an increasing understanding among U.S. political leaders, thanks to ongoing grassroots pressure, of the need to hold Israel accountable to international law. The U.S. abstention from this resolution is a welcome sign in that...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Trump’s Dangerous Foreign Policy Team: Discrimination, Domination, and Destruction
With the announcement of Rex Tillerson as President-Elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, Jewish Voice for Peace offers the following commentary on several foreign policy appointees who will impact our work towards a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis. Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson...
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Opportunities and Risks for President Obama’s Window of Opportunity re Israel/Palestine
The period between the election and the inauguration of the president-elect presents an opportunity for President Obama to leave his legacy on Israel/Palestine. Today, Jewish Voice for Peace released a policy paper with recommendations regarding the opportunities and risks of specific actions that...
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Monday, November 14, 2016
On Choice of White Supremacist, Anti-Semitic, Islamophobe Stephen Bannon as Chief Strategist
On Sunday November 13, President-elect Donald Trump announced Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News as his choice for chief strategist in the White House. Jewish Voice for Peace offers the following statement for publication: Rabbi Alissa Wise, Jewish Voice for Peace Deputy Director...
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Theater Artists in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives
Dozens of theater artists have signed a statement expressing solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives following the cancellation of Broadway Supports Black Lives Matter, a benefit that was to be hosted at Feinstein’s/54 Below, a popular cabaret club. In a note to participants, 54 Below stated...
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