Towards Jewish – Black – Palestinian Solidarity

In recent months, we’ve seen a number of Black leaders attacked for their solidarity with Palestinians. From Marc Lamont Hill and Angela Davis, to Michelle Alexander and Rep. Ilhan Omar, the attacks were smear campaigns that distorted, willfully misconstrued, or falsified remarks; the attacks were never intended to fight antisemitism. As a Jewish organization fighting antisemitism and racism…

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Killed for Protesting: 6 Things to Know About the Great March of Return

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The one year anniversary of the Great March of Return is Saturday, March 30th, 2019. Earlier this month, the organizers of the Great March of Return issued a statement calling on millions of Palestinians to join the one year anniversary protests, which are grassroots, popular and peaceful. According to Al Jazeera, over 250 Palestinians have been killed while protesting in the Great March of Return…

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JVP Rabbinical Council Calls on Members of Congress to #skipAIPAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 PDF version of this statement Dear Members of Congress, We, the members of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council urge you not to attend the upcoming AIPAC conference, March 24-26th 2019. With the issue of the AIPAC now squarely in the public spotlight, we believe two things are indisputably…

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March 2019 Media Watch – JVP Health Advisory Council

March 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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SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN #STAND WITH ILHAN SPREADS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 Award-winning performer Harry Belafonte, civil rights icon Professor Angela Davis, playwright Eve Ensler, Nobel laureate George P. Smith and hundreds of other sign on to #IstandWithIlhanCampaign (New York City, NY) February 15, 2019: In just days, hundreds of celebrities and well-known progressive…

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JVP Stands With Ilhan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2019 Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | [email protected] | 929-290-0317 When blatant antisemitic conspiracy theories were spread against George Soros, President Trump retweeted them. When antisemites carried tiki torches in Charlottesville, Donald Trump called them “very fine people.” Under Trump, well-known antisemites and white supremacists have unprecedented access…

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February 2019 Media Watch – JVP Health Advisory Council

February 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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Angela Davis and our shared legacy fighting antisemitism and racism

Progressive Jewish and Black communities have always supported each other; taking away Angela Davis’ award ignores our history at our peril By Jay Saper A week after the killings in Pittsburgh and Louisville, Angela Davis declared: “Antisemitism and racism are historically linked. Calling up one unleashes the other.” Speaking at New York University, Davis pointed out that while black churches were…

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