Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association endorses U.S. legislation protecting Palestinian children from Israeli military prison

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 (Philadelphia, PA) October 16, 2019: Jewish Voice for Peace is thrilled that the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association today endorsed House legislation designed to protect the rights of Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli military. Sponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-D)…

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Netanyahu’s campaign pledge to annex West Bank confirms Israel is greatest threat to region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 In response to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent pledge to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, Rabbi Alissa Wise, acting Co-Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, said: “Netanyahu’s desperate attempt at re-election, by pledging to take over the West Bank and annex the…

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Media Watch September 1, 2019

September 1, 2019 Welcome to the monthly Health and Human Rights Media Watch. Members of the Health Advisory Council monitor relevant organizations and websites and compile a list of important news and issues which are summarized here. These newsletters will be posted on our website and archived as a resource. If you wish to join this effort, contact [email protected]

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Meet the Communities Live Streaming the High Holidays in 5780

On Rosh Hashanah, tradition tells us our fate for the coming year is written in the Book of Life, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed—what will we commit to building in the coming year that might change the course of our own lives, and how will we commit ourselves to movements for justice in the year to come? Meet the communities are offering live streaming of their Rosh Hashanah &amp.

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Local JVP-friendly High Holiday Services 5780

Across the country, JVP Rabbis, lay-leaders, members are holding services and gatherings celebrating the cycles of the Jewish year. From Berkeley to Philadelphia, find a congregation or chavurah where you live or travel! JVP-friendly communities typically already have JVP members contributing to the community and reflect liberatory ideals, including critical analysis of Israel’s government.

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Media Watch August 1, 2019

GAZA Excellent review of the policies and costs of the decades-long siege of Gaza. Sanctions and siege regimes are woefully ineffective at regime change but consistently and reliably effective at dismantling the infrastructure of society and impoverishing targeted populations. Israel directly targets medical infrastructure by destroying facilities, vehicles and health practitioners themselves.

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Trump’s continued false accusations of anti-semitism are not and never have been in service of Jews

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 In response to President Trump’s recent statements regarding the American Jewish community and “dual-loyalty,” Rabbi Alissa Wise, Deputy Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, said: “Trump’s accusations of “dual-loyalty” — a centuries-old antisemitic charge against Jews…

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Detroit’s Jewish community holds Shabbat in the Park with Rep. Rashida Tlaib

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 Tlaib: “Thank you for hearing me, thank you for seeing me, thank you for loving me. And thank you for allowing me to be not just your Congresswoman, but also a granddaughter of a grandmother living under occupation.” (Detroit, MI) August 16, 2019: Dozens of members of Detroit&#8217.

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Reps Tlaib and Omar banned from Israel

This morning’s announcement that Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will be blocked from entry by Israel is consistent with their increasingly authoritarian policies toward Palestinians and all those who support Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). But for sitting Congresswomen to be prevented from entry is a new low that only serves to illustrate Israel’s racist and exclusionary…

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