Jewish Voice for Peace

2020 Sep 25 - 12:40am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 #FacebookCensorsPalestine reaches over 6 million people on same day that Zoom, Facebook and YouTube jointly repressed academic panel featuring Palestinians RAMALLAH and SAN FRANCISCO (September 24, 2020) — With tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram stories, videos and live protest... Source
Tags: Press Release, free speech, Stifling Dissent
2020 Sep 24 - 8:20pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 “Private corporations deciding what is acceptable speech should scare us all” New York City, NY (September 24, 2020) — In an unprecedented campaign of coordinated repression, Zoom, Facebook and YouTube shut down an open classroom academic event dedicated to the voices of Palestinians and other... Source
Tags: Press Release, Statement, free speech
2020 Aug 25 - 5:06am
Meet the phenomenal communities offering live streaming of their Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Services. If you haven’t registered yet, you can here! Chochmat HaLev (Berkeley, CA) Chochmat HaLev is a loving community of spiritually courageous seekers, a place of connection, a home for all people. We are an inclusive, multigenerational, and family-oriented synagogue offering joyful ceremony... Source
Tags: Jewish Community Transformation
2020 Aug 19 - 4:59am
As a Jewish organization fighting for Palestinian human rights, and committed to the struggle against antisemitism and racism, Jewish Voice for Peace is proud to sign on to the Not Free to Desist set of demands. Building on intersectional legacies of shared struggle, we commit ourselves to building Jewish–Black–Palestinian solidarity, while holding that these are not mutually exclusive identities... Source
Tags: Statement, Annexation, Ongoing Nakba, right of return
2020 Aug 14 - 2:20am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 New York City, NY (August 13, 2020) — Israel’s temporary suspension of formal annexation – at least for the moment – is not the news in Trump’s announcement. It is vital we stay focused on challenging U.S. support for Israel’s continuing system of apartheid, including ongoing de facto annexation of... Source
Tags: Press Release, Statement, Annexation
2020 Aug 1 - 2:18am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 SACRAMENTO and RAMALLAH (July 31, 2020) — From Ramallah to Sacramento, to Minneapolis, to Portland, to Brooklyn and beyond, activists across the country and the globe are fighting back against a wave of state repression and police violence. At 3am on Thursday in Ramallah, Israeli forces stormed the... Source
Tags: Press Release, Statement, Trump Resistance, bds, Intersectionality, Stifling Dissent
2020 Jul 15 - 3:05am
Rabbi Alissa Wise’s remarks at the United Against Racism Rally July 10, 2020 Click here for the recording of the whole rally Such an honor to be here and to be invited to speak to these critical questions of our time. The Trump presidency has irrevocably changed my understanding of Jews in America. From the moment I heard the chants of “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville... Source
Tags: organizing, Take Action, antisemitism, Intersectionality
2020 Jul 2 - 1:03am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | | 929-290-0317 JVP Statement on Israel’s impending annexation of Palestinian land: No to annexation. Yes to a shared future. Yes to the Palestinian right of return. This is the day, we’ve been told, that Israel can begin formally annexing Palestinian land. That, with the explicit blessings of the U.S. government... Source
Tags: Statement, Annexation, Ongoing Nakba, right of return
2020 Jun 25 - 12:53am
If you identify as a Black Jew, Indigenous Jew, Non-Black Jew of Color, Sephardim or Mizrahim Jew who would like to sign on to our letter, please do so on this form and share widely. Our beloved Jewish community, We are Black Jews, Indigenous Jews, non-Black Jews of Color, Sephardim and Mizrahim Jews, (BIJOCSM), and we write to you at a juncture when the centuries-long oppression of Black people... Source
Tags: From our Staff and Members, Statement, Racial Justice, Racism
2020 Jun 6 - 1:36am
As a group of multiracial Jews and allies who have been working to end U.S.-Israel law enforcement exchange programs through our Deadly Exchange campaign, we’ve seen a lot of people in this moment who might be noticing the issues it addresses for the first time. We offer this guide as an explainer and backgrounder. We are at an unprecedented moment of opportunity for Black liberation in the United... Source
Tags: Deadly Exchange, Statement, Racial Justice
2020 May 28 - 4:58am
Jewish Voice for Peace statement: Justice for George Floyd On Monday George Floyd, like Eric Garner five years before him, was suffocated by a policeman, who put his knee on George’s neck for five minutes and killed him. Police are killing Black people. And months into a global pandemic, it’s abundantly clear that our healthcare system is killing Black and Brown people. Source
Tags: Statement, Racial Justice
2020 May 20 - 2:01am
Jewish Voice for Peace statement for NLG Jewish Voice for Peace is proud to stand with the National Lawyers Guild and the movement for Palestinian rights, and is in no way deterred or intimidated by Lawfare’s hollow litigations or its weaponization of antisemitism. The Lawfare Project bullies and harasses organizations and individuals who defend Palestinian human rights. Source
Tags: Statement, bds