Solidarity with Gaza virtual rally gathers 30,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 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.

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Microsoft drops AnyVision – #DropAnyVision campaign celebrates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 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…

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Announcing JVP’s next Executive Director!

Dear members and supporters, On behalf of the Jewish Voice for Peace Board of Directors, we are thrilled to let you know that the next Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace will be Stefanie Fox. Please join us in congratulating Stefanie! Many of us have had the privilege of working with Stefanie during her 10+ years at JVP, as an organizer, then Co-Director of Organizing…

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Solidarity with the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Jewish Voice for Peace Statement: We stand in solidarity with the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights in their steadfast commitment to freedom for Palestinians and all people Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a motion to dismiss the Jewish National Fund’s lawsuit against the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), an important ally in the movement for Palestinian freedom…

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On the weaponization of the language of “terrorism”

At Jewish Voice for Peace, we are watching with deep concern the legal and political manipulation and weaponization of the language of “terrorism,” particularly against Palestinians working nonviolently for their rights, freedom, and equality. In both Israel and the U.S., the accusation of terrorism is used to stoke fear, dehumanize whole communities, and violently repress, incarcerate…

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Trump’s “peace plan” is a farce with deadly consequences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2020 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 (New York City, NY) January 28, 2020: In the latest confirmation of the Trump administration’s one-sided support for Israeli control and annexation, the President today, alongside evangelical Christians and extremist Jewish Israeli settler leaders, but without any Palestinians, released a so-called…

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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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