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, 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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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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