Jewish Voice for Peace

2020 Aug 1 - 2:18am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 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 | sonya@jvp.org | 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
2020 May 16 - 3:17am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 Roger Waters: “We are making huge progress – the Palestinian cause is more popular every day!” ZOOM (May 15, 2020) — Thousands of people attended an online rally commemorating Nakba Day and the 72nd year of Palestinian resistance to Israeli dislocation and dispossession. With performances by Roger... Source
Tags: Press Release, Take Action, 1948 War, Ongoing Nakba, right of return
2020 Apr 22 - 1:32am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 On the anniversary of Yom Hashoah, Jewish Voice for Peace honors the memories of all who lost their lives to the Holocaust. During World War II, Nazi Germany systematically targeted Jewish people for extermination, resulting in the murder of six million Jews. Nazis also murdered an additional five... Source
Tags: Press Release, Statement, Trump Resistance, antisemitism
2020 Apr 21 - 4:41am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 Marc Lamont Hill, Ahed Tamimi, Mariame Kaba and others lead virtual rally ZOOM (April 20, 2020) — Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day, an international panel of speakers called for a world without prisons at the Jewish Voice for Peace rally to Free All Prisoners from Rikers Island to Palestine... Source
Tags: Press Release, Take Action, Dareen Tatour, prisoners
2020 Mar 31 - 3:12am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 ZOOM (March 30, 2020) — Over 30,000 people from around the world gathered online through Zoom (500) and Facebook (30,000 views) for a virtual rally to End the Blockade on Gaza. Palestinian speakers across three continents, from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in the U.K. and the U.S. Source
Tags: Gaza, Press Release, Take Action
2020 Mar 29 - 1:04am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317 (New York City, NY) March 28, 2020: The #DropAnyVision campaign celebrates a huge victory as Microsoft divests from Israeli tech firm AnyVision. The #DropAnyVision campaign collected over 75,000 signatures, forcing Microsoft to launch an external audit, and organized a petition delivery with... Source
Tags: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, Press Release, bds

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