Nearly 80 Jewish spiritual leaders and educators denounce the firing of Dr. JB Brager and call for their reinstatement

This powerful open letter condemning the firing of Dr. JB Brager was initiated by Rabbi Ariana Katz of Hineinu, the Baltimore Justice Shtiebl. The letter is signed by 78 Jewish spiritual leaders and educators from across the political spectrum, who share a belief that “it is irresponsible and dangerous to equate critiques of Israel as anti-Semitism.” We are proud that many of them are members of…

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A note from Rabbi Alissa Wise on the violence this Chanukah

Last night as I lit the candles with my family for the last night of Chanukah, it was difficult to access joy. Every day of Chanukah this year brought a new form of antisemitic violence and harassment in the U.S. Saturday night in Monsey, New York, 5 were wounded by an armed attacker at a Chanukah gathering. So today, I write to you with deep sadness. I am not going to mince words: I am terrified.

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100’s of Chanukah celebrations rekindle resistance to Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 From BDS dreidels to “Boycott, boycott, boycott” to #LatkesAgainstTrump, Jews across the U.S. challenge Trump’s Executive Order (New York City, NY) From Seattle to Ann Arbor to Tuscon, from New York City to LA to Miami, hundreds of Chanukah celebrations were held challenging President Trump’s…

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Jewish students and faculty oppose Trump’s Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 “This EO doesn’t fight antisemitism – and it makes me feel less safe on campus” December 11, 2019 (New York City, NY): As President Trump signs an Executive Order on antisemitism on college campuses, Jewish students and faculty cry foul. Jewish Voice for Peace students and academics know that this…

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Trump’s hypocrisy knows no bounds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 “Trump doesn’t care about Jewish safety – this Executive Order is about silencing criticism of Israel” (New York City, NY) December 10, 2019: The impending Executive Order by President Trump will do nothing to make Jewish students safer on college campuses, and Jewish Voice for Peace…

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140+ Palestinian groups call for boycott of Airbnb dirty money

Posted on behalf of Al Haq and the Palestinian NGO Network November 19, 2019 Al-Haq and the 146 members of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO), in the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, refuse all funds from Airbnb, and we call upon humanitarian groups across the world to join us in solidarity. Airbnb, your funds are tainted by your complicity in…

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Pompeo and the Trump administration don’t get to rewrite international law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 “The Trump administration was never focused on promoting peace, but instead on propping up Netanyahu’s and Trump’s careers and perpetuating Israeli control over Palestinians. Pompeo and the Trump administration don’t get to rewrite international law.” As the Trump administration is…

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We must not just watch, yet again, as Israel’s massive military destroys Gaza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 “In the U.S., we must not just watch, yet again, as Israel’s massive military dominates and destroys Palestinian lives and livelihoods in Gaza” JVP condemns the latest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. We see this escalation as yet another example of Israel’s illegal and unconscionable…

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As Israeli Supreme Court OKs expelling head of Human Rights Watch, government sets its sights on BDS co-founder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 “Israel can’t hide the truth: Every day it is slipping further from any pretense at democracy” (New York City, NY) November 6, 2019: Yesterday the Israeli Supreme Court approved the Israeli government expelling the head of Human Rights Watch in Israel and Palestine, Omar Shakir…

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We remember Pittsburgh, and we recommit to the fight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 On the anniversary of the white supremacist, antisemitic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we remember, we grieve, and we recommit. Joyce Feinberg Richard Gottfried Rose Mallinger Jerry Rabinowitz David Rosenthal Cecil Rosenthal Bernice Simon Sylvan Simon Daniel Stein Melvin Wax…

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