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 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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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Jewish Voice for Peace Releases First-Ever Report on the Use of False Charges of Anti-Semitism to Limit Palestinian Rights Activism on Campuses
A new report, Stifling Dissent: How Israel’s Defenders Use False Charges of Anti-Semitism to Limit the Debate over Israel on Campus, released today by Jewish Voice for Peace , documents efforts by Israel advocacy organizations to intervene in the debate over Israeli policies on campuses. You can...
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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
A New Era: Activists Celebrate a Victory for Peace, Call for A New Approach to Mid-East Policy
Jewish Voice for Peace joins supporters of peace and diplomacy worldwide celebrating another step towards securing the Congressional support to uphold the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated between the P5+1 and Iran. After the 41st Senator announced their support for the deal today,...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Jewish Peace Advocates Support Iran Nuclear Deal
Jewish Voice for Peace, a national, grassroots organization dedicated to a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East based on human rights and democracy, strongly supports the negotiated deal between world powers and Iran. Along with an overwhelming majority of Americans – including a majority of...
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Tuesday, July 07, 2015
One year after the Israeli military assault on Gaza
Available for interviews: One year after Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s military assault on Gaza, Jewish Voice for Peace members reflect on Jewish opposition to the war, and the growth of the movement for Palestinian freedom and equality. Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) was the only major Jewish...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
US State Department Tacitly Accepts Settlement Boycotts
Yesterday the U.S. State Department released a statement asserting that the United States will not extend its diplomatic protection to Israeli settlements. As reported by columnist Chemi Shalev in the liberal Israeli daily Haaretz: “The boycott of settlements, in effect, has now been officially...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Jewish Voice for Peace Statement on Pro-Settlement Legislation Pending in Congress
Jewish Voice for Peace strongly opposes proposed trade legislation intended to institutionalize support for the Israeli occupation and attempt to criminalize non-violent human rights boycotts of Israel. Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee approved amended language to S.995, while a related bill...
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