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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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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