Jewish Voice for Peace

American Jewish Reaction To Agreement Splits On Political Lines

Right wing condemns Iran nuclear deal, left wing praises it.

07/14/2015
Staff Writer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several rightwing American Jewish organizations today condemned the nuclear deal announced between the United States and Iran. Some reacted with cautious skepticism, but leftwing Jewish groups in the U.S. praised the agreement.

Protestant Vote To Back BDS Sparks Concern

Experts weigh in — does the UCC vote reflect a shift in attitudes towards Israel?

07/07/2015
Staff Writer

In a move deeply concerning to much of the pro-Israel community, the United Church of Christ voted overwhelmingly last week to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s control of the West Bank.

United Church of Christ votes to boycott Israeli products. Via wikipedia.com

Bibi Complicates Jewish Student Life

Jewish students dealing with leader’s remarks and start of Israel Apartheid Week.

03/24/2015
Staff Writer

On Monday night, 100 students associated with the Columbia/Barnard Hillel sprinted around campus papering bulletin boards with more than 6,000 pro-Israel flyers.

At the Columbia/Barnard Hillel, students hung up thousands of pro-Israel posters Monday night. Hannah Dreyfus/JW

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
Staff Writer and Web Director

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
Staff Writer

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

In Brooklyn, Jewish Voice For Peace Protests Tel Aviv Team

10/07/2014
Staff Writer

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

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.

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