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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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Ahead of Hearing, Palestinian Poet Arrested for Social Media Posts Receives Widespread Support from Literary Figures
A Palestinian citizen of Israel arrested for a poem posted on Youtube has received widespread support from thousands of people around the world, including hundreds of prominent literary figures. An ad placed in this week’s edition of The Nation by Jewish Voice for Peace calls on readers to join...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Palestine is a Progressive Issue at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Jewish Voice for Peace leaders and members will be in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention to highlight the issue of Palestinian human rights as one of many racial and economic justice issues that U.S. political leaders must address. The high-profile debates over Israel/Palestine...
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Sunday, June 05, 2016
Jewish Voice for Peace Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order on BDS
Shame on Governor Cuomo for using an anti-democratic executive order to push through a McCarthyite attack on a movement for justice. Boycotts have long been a tactic of social justice movements to bring about urgently needed change for a more just and equal society, and the movement for Palestinian...
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Israel/Palestine in Democratic Debate Tonight
Jewish Voice for Peace offers the following quote for publication regarding the discussion of Israel/Palestine during the Democratic debate tonight. Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace: "It was heartening to hear the beginning of a much needed conversation about Israel...
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Academics Urge McGraw-Hill Education to Reverse Decision to Destroy Textbook
Last month, publishing giant McGraw-Hill Education withdrew and destroyed copies of a US college level textbook because of complaints from supporters of Israel over a series of maps showing loss of Palestinian land from 1946, shortly before Israel was established, to 2000. In response to this...
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
JVP Welcomes Congressional Letter Regarding Investigating Israel, Egypt Human Rights Abuses
Jewish Voice for Peace welcomes the recent letter sent by members of Congress to the State Department asking for an investigation into possible gross violations of human rights by the police and armed forces of Israel and Egypt. The letter, which was signed by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and ten...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
UC Regents New Policy Opens Door to Policing Speech Critical of Israeli Policies
This morning the UC Regents adopted a policy on intolerance that fails to address concerns that this policy could be used to police student and faculty speech critical of Israeli policies. The discussion at the Regents meeting today repeated false claims that student activism in support of...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Standing Against Islamophobia in this Time of Grief
We join people around the world who are grieving from acts of mass violence over the past week–in Beirut, Paris, Palestine, and Raqqa. And not just there, but everywhere. Not just this week, but every week. Each day. Right now. Such devastating events are in fact common. And that truth underscores...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Jewish Group Stands with Muslim Community: Commits to Continue to Challenge Islamophobia
In light of the current climate of rampant Islamophobia, we at Jewish Voice for Peace were disgusted to learn that anti-Muslim hate groups have called for a “Global Rally for Humanity” outside at least 20 mosques and Islamic centers across the country on October 9-10 . These proposed rallies--...
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Monday, October 05, 2015
JVP Statement on State of Emergency in Jerusalem and the West Bank
Jewish Voice for Peace mourns the lives lost in violent attacks, both Palestinian and Israeli, in the last days and weeks. We are deeply alarmed by the escalated level of collective punishment being imposed on Palestinians by both settlers and the Israeli Army. In the last 24 hours, the IDF has...
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