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, April 09, 2015
Progressive groups call for Congress to Let Diplomacy Work
Progressive groups are mobilizing in opposition to a bill that would threaten the tenuous diplomatic process underway to limit Iran’s nuclear program. The bill, S. 615 Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, sponsored by Republican Senator Bob Corker, would give Congress review power over the any final...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Likud's Win Bolstered by Netanyahu’s Racism and Opposition Towards Peace With the Palestinians
A last minute appeal to racist fear-mongering and a unequivocal rejection of any compromise towards peace with Palestinians seems to have succeeded in securing an unexpectedly sound victory for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party. While the kind of coalition that will result is still...
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Monday, March 02, 2015
Grassroots Support Encourages Members of Congress to Skip Netanyahu’s Speech
Jewish Voice for Peace members across the country have helped organize a multifaceted campaign to encourage members of Congress to skip Prime Minister Netanyahu’s inappropriate and destructive speech to Congress tomorrow. Speaking to reporters as he departed for Washington, Prime Minister Netanyahu...
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Anti-Infiltrators Law is an Affront to Refugee Human Rights
You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. ~Leviticus 19:34 We are outraged that Israeli lawmakers rushed to pass a bill yesterday that would continue to allow the detention of asylum...
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Jews Demand Community Leaders Show Moral Leadership on Gaza
Over the last two weeks Jewish Voice for Peace chapters in Philadelphia, Durham, Washington DC, Denver, and New York delivered a petition to Jewish community leaders demanding they call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the blockade of Gaza. The petition, signed by over 30,000 JVP supporters...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Presbyterian Middle East Committee Votes Strongly in Favor of Divestment
Detroit] Jewish Voice for Peace applauds today’s vote of the Middle East Committee at the 221st Presbyterian General Assembly to bring the question of divestment from three American corporations to the floor of the convention later this week. The vote was 45 for, 20 against.
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Bill Defunding Universities With Ties To Israel Boycotters Dies In Committee
As the Maryland General Assembly completed its work on the state budget bill, legislators inserted language that weakly condemns the American Studies Association (ASA) decision to boycott Israeli academic institutions complicit in Israel’s long record of human rights violations. This language serves to placate proponents of HB998/SB647, which stalled in committee after civil rights and community groups resoundingly condemned the legislation as an unconstitutional assault on academic freedom.
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