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April 14, 2024

For Release: JVP calls for Biden administration to demand a regional ceasefire.

Jewish Voice for Peace calls on the Biden administration to use the United States’s leverage to enforce calls for a regional ceasefire, including an immediate end to U.S. military funding and weapons sales to the Israeli government, amid its unfolding genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.

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August 21, 2013

UN Security Council Resolution 242, November 1967

Among other provisions, this resolution calls for “withdrawal of Israeli armed forced from territories occupied in the recent conflict,” and for “achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem.”  To see the full text, click…

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August 20, 2013

UN General Assembly Resolution 273, May 1949: Admission of Israel to membership in the United Nations

Following the recommendation of the UN Security Council, the General Assembly admits Israel to membership: “Noting furthermore the declaration by the State of Israel that it ‘unreservedly accepts the obligations of the United Nations Charter…

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August 20, 2013

The Original “No”: Why the Arabs Rejected Zionism, and Why It Matters

“A viable peace process does not require either party to embrace or even recognize the legitimacy of the other’s narrative. It requires that both have an informed and non-reductionist understanding of what this narrative consists…

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August 19, 2013

Zionism from the Standpoint of its Victims

In this essay Edward Said examines what he argues has been the concealed history of Zionism–its links to 19th and early 20th century European imperialism (the theory) and colonialism (the practice)–and its political cost to…

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August 18, 2013

UN General Assembly Resolution 194, December 1948

Passed as the Arab-Israeli War drew to a close, this resolution’s articles included a call for the return of Palestinian refugees, access to Jerusalem and Holy Places, and UN control of Jerusalem.

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August 18, 2013

Edward Said: The Morning After

In this essay Edward Said lays out a sharp and prescient critique of the Oslo accords and blames the PLO for settling for far too little, for accepting the role of Israel’s policeman and for…

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August 15, 2013

Israel’s Declaration of Independence

May 14, 1948: https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Declaration-of-Independence-Israel.pdf

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August 15, 2013

Israel Upholds Citizenship Bar for Palestinian Spouses

For full BBC news story (January, 2012), click here.

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August 15, 2013

Acquisition of Israeli Nationality

Document from Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on how to become an Israeli citizen: Full text of information sheet on how to acquire Israeli nationality

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June 28, 2013

Memory of the Cactus: Film

A 42 minute documentary film that combines the cactus and the memories it stands for. The film addresses the story of the destruction of the Palestinian villages of Latroun in the Occupied West Bank and…

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