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Rochester Faith Community Comes Together to Support Civil Rights Leader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2015 Contact: Kathleen Kern, Christians Witnessing for Palestine, 585-697-4580, kk@cpt.org Corinne Sutter-Brown, Jewish Voice for Peace – Rochester, 585-309-4487, rochester@jvp.org Thomas Russell, United Church of Christ – Palestine Israel Network, 202-246-2768, thomassrussell@gmail.com Rochester Faith Community Comes Together to Support Civil Rights Leader Despite death threats and dis-invitation, Rev. Graylan Hagler gave powerful testimony linking Black American…

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“Co-Resistance Before Co-existence” Report Back

Guest post by Jade Brooks, JVP member from Durham, NC [dropcaps type=’normal’ color=” background_color=” border_color=”]T[/dropcaps]his past weekend, I had the honor of attending Co-resistance Before Co-existence, the inaugural gathering of the Interfaith Network for Justice in Palestine (INJIP).  Fifty five faith leaders, from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, and Sikh traditions who are committed to working for…

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Ways to Give

JVP is a base-building organization. The vast majority of our annual budget comes from tens of thousands of members who share our vision of a world with safety and liberation for all.  We don’t rely on corporations, billionaires, or governments to fund our organizing. We rely on people like you to sustain our work and…

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Human Rights & Civil Society Organizations Condemn Sheldon Adelson-Organized Anti-BDS Meeting

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Ramah Kudaimi: membership@endtheoccupation.org, 708-822-5880 Human Rights & Civil Society Organizations Condemn This Weekend’s Sheldon Adelson-Organized Anti-BDS Meeting June 5, 2015 – As organizations committed to freedom, justice, and equality for all peoples in Palestine, Israel, and beyond, we believe the meeting that right-wing billionaire Sheldon Adelson isreportedly holding this weekend in Las Vegas…

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Hewlett Packard Is Not Socially Responsible

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is supposed to ensure that member companies “meet and exceed global human rights standards.” So why does BSR accept conference sponsorship from Hewlett Packard (HP) when HP is complicit in human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories and within Israel? HP manages the Israel government’s population registry and ID…

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April 2015 JVP in the News

JVP Press Highlights: Common Dreams: US lawmakers quietly advance legislation to penalize boycotts of Israel (April 23, 2015) “Rabbi Joseph Berman, federal policy organizer for JVP, declared, “This legislation, which actually encourages illegal settlement building while strengthening the far right in Israel, shows that BDS is an increasingly powerful means to challenge Israel’s impunity when it comes…

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March JVP in the News

Coverage of the 2015 JVP National Membership Meeting: The Nation: _At a Jewish Voice for Peace Conference: This is What Solidarity Looks Like” (March 20, 2015) Nadia Hijab of Al Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, writes about being at the JVP NMM. The Real News Network: _Iran Nuclear Program a Distraction from Israel’s Nuclear Weapons” (March 15,…

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Jewish Voice for Peace on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions | 2015

JVP endorses the call from Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as part of our work for freedom, justice and equality.

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Community Leaders Launch Campaign Against City Council Delegation to Israel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2015 Community Leaders Launch Campaign Against City Council Delegation to Israel Coalition of more than 40 groups holds press conference outside City Hall, calls on the City Council to honor commitments to New York City residents and stand for justice Representatives from a diverse coalition of groups across New York…

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Jewish Voice for Peace Statement on United Auto Workers Local 2865 BDS Vote

On December 4, United Auto Workers (UAW) 2865, representing over 13,000 graduate students, readers, and tutors across the University of California system, will be casting a vote for or against boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS.) The ballot measure calls on the University of California (UC) and the UAW International to divest from Israeli state institutions…

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BDS Victory: Durham drops $1 million contract with Israeli occupation profiteer

Durham becomes first municipality to boycott G4S for Israel security role Drops $1 million private police contract DURHAM, NC, November 24, 2014 — Durham has become the first U.S. municipality to boycott a company because of its role in perpetuating injustice in Israel/Palestine. On a night when the Ferguson grand jury failed to indict Darren…

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Letter from Tel Aviv – Hilla Dayan and PW Zuidhof

Why do Israelis support a costly ground invasion of Gaza? The summer in Israel was planned long in advance. Eager to go, our three small children were excited to start their Lego themed summer camp. We landed in Tel Aviv in steamy mid July, just when the current violence started. As a Dutch-Israeli family from…

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