Coverage of #SkiptheSpeech Campaign
Jewish Voice for Peace members across the country demonstrated in the media that there was grassroots support for Congress member to skip Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s March 3rd speech.
Op-Eds by JVP members:
The Washington Post: __Netanyahu doesn__t speak for all American Jews__ (February 20, 2015)
JVP__s Executive Director Rebecca Vilkomerson writing about Netanyahu__s upcoming speech to Congress and JVP__s #SkiptheSpeech campaign.
Huffington Post Religion: __Dear Congress, Please #SkiptheSpeech__ (February 16, 2015)
JVP media coordinator writes about why Congress should #SkiptheSpeech
The Detroit News: __Congress needs to cancel Netanyahu__s speech__ (February 17, 2015)
JVP member David Finkel on why Michigan elected officals should skip Netanyahu__s speech.
The Chicago Sun-Times: __Durbin and all the Dems should boycott Netanyahu__s speech__ (February 25, 2015)
JVPer Ari Levin__s op-ed on why the Dems should #SkiptheSpeech
The Santa Barbara Independent: __Bibi Go Home__ (February 25, 2015)
JVPer Rand Clark__s op-ed on why Congress should #SkiptheSpeech
The Albany Times Union: __Skip the Speech. Lose the Lies. Counter Corruption. Peace, not politics.__ (February 27, 2015)
JVP member Mickie Lynn writes to encourage NY electeds to skip the speech.
The Durham Herald-Sun: __Netanyahu not a man Congress should applaud and cheer__ (February 28, 2015)
JVP member Nina Bollag writes to encourage Rep. David Price to skip the speech.
The Democrat and Chronicle: __Israel is not always right__ (February 28, 2015)
JVP member David Sperber writes from Rochester to encourage MoCs to skip the speech.
The New Haven Register: __Connecticut__s members of Congress should join move to _
Skip the Speech____ (March 1, 2015)
JVP New Haven members Bob Gelbach, Megan Iorio, and Shelly Altman encourage their MoCs to #SkiptheSpeech
Huffington Post Religion: “The Purim Story is a Warning, Not a Justification” (March 4, 2015)
JVP media coordinator Naomi Dann writes about Netanyahu’s invocation of the Purim story.
Mondoweiss: __In Praise of Mr. Netanyahu__s Political Theater__ (March 5, 2015)
JVP members Jonathan Graubart and David Deutsch on Netanyahu__s speech.
RT The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann: __Does Netanyahu Really Speak for all Jews?__ (March 2, 2015)
Naomi interviewed about Netanyahu__s speech on national progressive TV.
GVHlive: __Jewish Millennials Protest Netanyahu__s speech__ (March 3, 2015)
JVP member Rachel Roberts speaks to Washington media start up on Netanyahu__s speech.
NBC 10 Philadelphia: “American Jews split on Netanyahu speech” (March 6, 2015)
JVP board member Lev Hirschhorn debates Joseph Pudur of StandWithUs on TV in Philadelphia.
and Seth Morrison on Al Jazeera International.
Letters to the Editor:
Bucks County Courier Times: Netanyahu Should Cancel (February 25, 2015)
Marin Independent Journal: __Congress Should Boycott Netanyahu Speech__ (February 27, 2015)
Letter by JVP member David Glick.
The Delaware Bee: __Netanyahu defends indefensible positions.__ (March 4, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Mary-Lee Lutz
The San Francisco Chronicle: Letters to the Editor (March 4, 2015)
Three letters by JVPers Ellen Brotsky, David Spero and Mitchell Zimmerman
The Tampa Bay Times: Stop the March to War (March 4, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Michelle Kenoyer
LeHigh Valley News: Letter: Netanyahu Doesn__t Speak for all Jews (March 5, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Addison Bross
The Wichita Eagle: Pushing us to war (March 5, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Laura Tillem
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Letters (March 6, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Tammy Murphy
Morning Call (PA): Netanyahu delivers a ‘frightening’ message (March 6, 2015)
Letter by JVP member Addison Bross.
Media Coverage of JVP__s role in the #SkiptheSpeech campaign:
The New York Times (Open Source): “In Dance Remix of Netanyahu’s Speech, Two Words Echo: ‘Iran-Haman'” (March 6, 2015)
Naomi’s Huffington Post piece is quoted.
Mondoweiss: __Biden will skip Netanyahu__s speech__ (February 6, 2015)
Al Jazeera America: __Netanyhau__s Speech to Congress sparks #SkiptheSpeech__ (February 9, 2015)
AJ__s The Stream covers our campaign.
The Grio: __Why the CBC should boycott Netanyahu__s speech__ (February 9, 2015)
Mentions JVP’s role in the campaign.
Common Dreams: Turning Point? Grassroots Groups Mobilize against Netanyahu__s _
Catastrophic__ Speech__ (February 19, 2015)
Sarah Lazare covers the #SkiptheSpeech campaign.
The Star-Gazette: __Reed Urged to Skip Netanyahu__s Speech Before Congress__ (February 19, 2015)
JVP board member Beth Harris quoted in an article about the #SkiptheSpeech petition delivery by the JVP Ithaca chapter.
Middle East Eye: __US Lawmakers call for Netanyahu__s Speech to be Postponed__ (February 20, 2015)
Cites JVP__s reporting about he #SkiptheSpeech campaign on social media.
Jewish Telegraph Agency: __Senate Dems ask Netanyahu for private meeting to clear bad feelings.__ (February 24, 2015)
JVP__s campaign is mentioned.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: __Perdue Sides with Netanyahu on Iran__ (February 25, 2015)
JVP Atlanta member Daniel Rice quoted about the speech.
The Daily Sabah (Turkey): __Netanyahu and Eroding Israel__s Standing in America__ (March 1. 2015)
Hatem Bazian mentions JVP in coverage of the campaign against Netanyahu__s speech.
Middle East Eye: __Protestors Ready for Netanyahu__s Gamble in Congress__ (March 2, 2015)
JVP member Seth Morrison quoted in article about protests against Netanyahu__s speech.
CBS News: __5 Things to Know about Netanyahu__s Speech to Congress__ (March 3, 2015)
JVP-DC protest mentioned.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: __Pittsburgh Area Jewish Leaders have Mixed Reactions to Netanyahu__ (March 3, 2015)
JVP member Dani Klein quoted.
Al Jazeera America: __Netanyahu__s Brazen American Power Play__ (March 3, 2015)
JVP__s participation in the #SkiptheSpeech campaign.
Vice News: __Netanyahu Warns US Deal With Iran Would Turn Middle East into _
Nuclear Tinderbox____ (March 3, 2015)
Naomi quoted on how the speech also provided a rare and invaluable opportunity for activists to encourage questioning of the dominant discourse on Israel.
amNY: __Jewish New Yorkers Divided in Reactions to Bibi Netanyahu__s Speech to Congress__ (March 3, 2015)
Rebecca quoted: Netanyahu’s “bombastic” rhetoric was familiar warmongering — hyperbolic, Islamophobic and hypocritical: “He’s pursuing the same aggressive policies toward Palestinians he’s accusing Iran of pursuing against the rest of the Middle East,” Vilkomerson said in a video chat. And the dozens of Democrats who boycotted Netanyahu’s address reflected anger at being expected “to always back Israel no matter what it does,” because “of the strength of the Israel lobby,” she said.
The Daily Tar Heel: __Israeli Leader Speaks to Congress__ (March 4, 2015)
University of North Carolina paper interviews Naomi about Bibi__s speech.
Waging Nonviolence: “Netanyahu Speech was a Failed Dilemma Action” (March 4, 2015)
Kate Aronoff writes about the speech and mentions JVP’s role in the campaign.
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