Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Man Attacked After Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv Game

Kings Bay Y head says protestor hit him in face, shouting 'Free Palestine.'

10/08/2014
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A Pro-Palestinian protestor attacked the head of a Jewish organization in Brooklyn outside the Barclays Center Tuesday night, breaking his nose, according to a news release from the organization.

Leonard Petlakh

Jewish Man Attacked After Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv Game

Kings Bay Y head says a pro-Palestinian protestor hit him in face as others shouted 'your people are murderers.'

10/08/2014
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A Pro-Palestinian protestor attacked a the head of a Jewish organization outside the Barclays Center Tuesday night, breaking his nose, according to a news release from the organization.

Leonard Petlakh
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In Brooklyn, Jewish Voice For Peace Protests Tel Aviv Team

10/07/2014
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The Jewish Voice for Peace organization, which frequently holds anti-Israel protests outside such venues as politicians’ offices and Israel-affiliated groups, will protest Tel Aviv's basketball team today.

Pushing Back On The Campus Wars

09/09/2014
Editorial

As Israel’s cease-fire with Hamas enters its third week, the war is just beginning on college campuses across North America. With classes barely underway, we are learning of isolated incidents reflecting angry reaction to the summer war in Gaza. A Jewish student at Temple University is punched in the face and subjected to anti-Semitic slurs. A professor at Binghamton writes an opinion piece titled “Renounce, Divest and Sanction Israel.” A senior at Brandeis is confronted by a Palestinian flag in the common area of her suite (it was subsequently taken down.)

'Die-Ins' Spread To NYC

Jewish Voice for Peace members arrested at Friends of IDF office during protest.

07/23/2014
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Nine protesters against Israel’s Gaza operation were arrested inside the Manhattan offices of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

Pro-Palestinian protesters have held 'die-in' protests in several cities worldwide. Getty Images

Super Bowl Ad For West Bank Manufacturer Spurs Boycott Calls

02/01/2013
Staff Writer

SodaStream, an Israeli maker of devices that carbonate beverages with a manufacturing plant in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, plans to run a TV commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl, prompting calls for a boycott of the product by the Interfaith Boycott Coalition.

SodaStream has a factory in the West Bank. Fotolia

Jewish-Presbyterian Split Widens Over Israel Letter

10/18/2012

 

Jewish groups pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.

On ‘Jew-Washing’ And BDS

How Jewish anti-Israel activists are gaining influence among Christian groups.

07/24/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

At the Pittsburgh General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) earlier this month, a motion to adopt a boycott of three companies for doing business with Israel was hotly debated and narrowly defeated.  At this Christian gathering, a group of “young Jewish activists” provided important “testimony” supporting the motion to isolate and demonize Israel. 

Protestors Rebuffed in Call For TIA-CREF Anti-Settlements Boycott

07/20/2011
Staff Writer

Officials of TIAA-CREF, which manages pension funds for teachers and other non-profit employees, rejected demands from activists Tuesday that they no longer invest in companies that profit from the Israeli "occupation" of the West Bank.

At its annual shareholders’ meeting in Charlotte, N.C., CEO Roger Ferguson said the company had considered the request of the activists, which included some shareholders, and did not believe it would achieve the protestors’ goal.

CUNY Board Nixes Honorary Degree For Playwright Tony Kushner

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s Israel views presumably behind rare move.

05/03/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Updated Wednesday, May 4, 5 p.m.: Today playwright Tony Kushner responded to the CUNY board of trustees. Read his letter here.

In what is believed to be a rare move, the City University of New York has turned down a request by one of its colleges to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner at its commencement ceremony this spring, The Jewish Week has learned.

Tony Kushner
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