Statement of Renée Steinhagen Jewish Voice for Peace—Northern New Jersey November 13, 2023, Rally for Ceasefire Now Newark, NJ Thank you everyone for showing up today to call out Senator Booker and demand that he call for a cease fire in Gaza — immediately. My name is Renée Steinhagen, and I am a member of… Continue Reading Statement of Renée Steinhagen, Rally for Ceasefire Now, Newark, Nov. 13
Adapted in part from https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/faq/ Last updated 11/21/23
A Statement by JVP of Northern NJ November 2, 2023 Amid the horrors currently going on in the Middle East, there have also been some terrible consequences around the world: the spread of antisemitism, Islamophobia, and anti-Palestinian bigotry. We in Jewish Voice for Peace are deeply disturbed by and unequivocally condemn all forms of bigotry. No crime… Continue Reading Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Anti-Palestinian Bigotry
A Statement by Jewish Voice for Peace of Northern NJ We grieve for the over one thousand Israeli civilians unjustly killed on Oct. 7. We grieve, too, for the many thousands of Palestinian civilians unjustly killed since then. And we are in utter anguish at the prospect of the mass killing that faces the two… Continue Reading Not in Our Name
I am not a religious Jew, and yet this morning I found myself instinctively reciting the Mourner’s Kaddish—the Jewish prayer for the dead—for all the lives—young, old, mothers, fathers, children, lovers, Palestinians, Israelis, Americans, Muslims, Jews, Christians—lost on this horrific weekend. And for the much greater loss of life that I fear is yet to come.… Continue Reading Statement for Gathering at Gould Park, Paterson, N.J., 10/10/23
Jewish Voice for Peace is an organization committed to justice for the Palestinian people. So why are we joining the March to End Fossil Fuels? Of course, environmental catastrophe threatens the very existence of life on Earth, and thus everyone needs to be deeply concerned about addressing climate change. Beyond this general commitment that we… Continue Reading Support the Earth! Support Palestine!
Mahmoud Abbas’ reprehensible antisemitic statement actively harms the struggle against Israeli apartheid by serving as a distraction from Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and by empowering Zionist claims of Palestinian antisemitism. Indeed, as approximately 200 Palestinian academics, writers, activists, and people of all walks of life said in a public statement, “The Palestinian people are… Continue Reading Response to Abbas
Why should you be concerned? Israel has long promoted itself as the only democracy in the Middle East—Is that really true? Not for the millions of Palestinian people who live under Israeli occupation. Israeli oppression of Palestinians has been long-standing, going back more than 75 years. In 1948, Israel subjected the indigenous population of Palestine… Continue Reading What’s Going On in Israel and Palestine? Why should you be concerned?
An Open Letter to the Jewish Community of Northern New Jersey From Jewish Voice for Peace of Northern New Jersey Massive demonstrations have been taking place in Israel over the future of its judiciary amid rising authoritarianism. Democratic activism is most welcome, but overwhelmingly the protests do not focus on the more than half-century occupation… Continue Reading To the Jewish Community of Northern New Jersey
Jewish Voice for Peace of Northern New Jersey has consistently denounced the Israeli government’s denial of basic rights to Palestinians—but individual Jewish Americans are not responsible for the crimes of the Israeli government any more than individual Muslim Americans or Asian Americans or African Americans are responsible for the crimes of Muslim or Asian or… Continue Reading Statement on Antisemitism: May 22, 2021