October 7: Behind US and Israeli Headlines

 

Sunday, May 19, 3:00 p.m.

 
 
 

Information from Voices from the Holy Land:

Beheaded babies!”Systematic mass rapes!”Heads on pikes!” In the hours, days, and weeks after the attack by Hamas, Israeli sources fed such claims to Western mainstream media, claims which were then echoed by high officials, including the U.S. president.

This salon asks critical questions: Have news bureaus been reporting propaganda as facts? Have Israeli and Western politicians been using fictional war atrocities to justify a six-month “War on Gaza?” And what does video footage taken on October 7 reveal about what actually happened on that day? Our panelists will review and discuss three recent video reports that present the evidence and offer critical analysis.

Watch the film and then join us in a facilitated discussion.

Details, including registration information, are on our event page.  Comments are accepted there (moderated), both before and after the event on May 19th.

October 7: Israel’s War on Behind US and Israeli Headlines

Sunday, May 19, 3:00 p.m.

Information from Voices from the Holy Land:

Beheaded babies!”Systematic mass rapes!”Heads on pikes!” In the hours, days, and weeks after the attack by Hamas, Israeli sources fed such claims to Western mainstream media, claims which were then echoed by high officials, including the U.S. president.

This salon asks critical questions: Have news bureaus been reporting propaganda as facts? Have Israeli and Western politicians been using fictional war atrocities to justify a six-month “War on Gaza?” And what does video footage taken on October 7 reveal about what actually happened on that day? Our panelists will review and discuss three recent video reports that present the evidence and offer critical analysis.

Watch the film and then join us in a facilitated discussion.

Details, including registration information, are on our event page.  Comments are accepted there (moderated), both before and after the event on May 19th.

Who We Are

Northern New Jersey JVP (NNJ JVP) is a chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine.

 

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Members of JVP holding homemade banner reading “Jews say Palestine is not 4 sale” and Palestine is not 4 sale in Hebrew

From Our Blog

A Message
to N.J. Residents

 

More than two weeks have passed since the above letter was sent to 120 members of the New Jersey legislature. JVP has received not a single response. The trip began on Sunday, January 21, and we understand that at least 22 legislators and community leaders are participating. We have yet to hear reports from those who took part.

As our letter points out, this trip is but the latest action taken by supporters of the State of Israel to distract from and cover up the genocide currently taking place in Gaza as well as the increasingly vicious attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank. The large antiwar demonstrations organized by Israelis opposing their own government’s actions in Gaza since Oct 7th have been stifled. Our local attempts to present accurate information regarding the decades-long treatment of Palestinians in Israel have been thwarted by community groups and individuals, largely unidentified—but clearly, those groups have successfully persuaded churches, newspapers, and even a public library to take their demands seriously and in some cases even to accede to those demands.

In the past year or so, no fewer than four churches in Montclair and Maplewood warmly welcomed us as we discussed with their leaders the possibility of holding events at their sites. In each case, discussions were abruptly cut off and spaces we had already rented were cancelled, sometimes with as few as two days’ notice. All explained that they had been pressured by individuals and community groups. When Northern New Jersey Jewish Voice for Peace tried to place an ad in The Jersey Journal, the advertising staff accepted it without concern, but the publisher intervened, rejecting it as not being “a good fit”.

Upcoming Events

Jul 2024

Monthly Organizing Meeting—July 2024 - 07/14/2024 at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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