BDS

Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Anti-Palestinian Bigotry

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

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Not in Our Name

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

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To the Jewish Community of Northern New Jersey

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

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University Students and Professors Silenced on Palestine

When I was a student at Oberlin College in the late ’70s, I was encouraged to reach outside myself and become aware of injustices faced by people in our world. I became an activist in the boycott/divest from South Africa movement to free Black South Africans from oppression and apartheid. As was the case at… Continue Reading University Students and Professors Silenced on Palestine

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New Jersey State House

NJ Punishes Ben & Jerry’s Parent Company for Principled Stance

[Five years ago, the New Jersey State legislature enacted a measure punishing firms that boycotted Israel or Israeli companies. The bill, S1923, was vigorously opposed by Jewish Voice for Peace of Northern New Jersey, NJ Peace Action, and other organizations supporting Palestinian rights. The ACLU of NJ criticized the bill, a revised bill, and the… Continue Reading NJ Punishes Ben & Jerry’s Parent Company for Principled Stance

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crowd with various flags and banners at port rally

NY/NJ Activists at Port to Block Israeli Cargo Ship

Sunday, July 25th, at 6 a.m., more than 100 pro-Palestine community activists in the New York metropolitan area picketed Israeli shipping giant ZIM in an attempt to block their cargo ship, Zim Qingdao, from unloading in the Port of New York/New Jersey at the Maher Terminal in Elizabeth, NJ. Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd (ZIM)… Continue Reading NY/NJ Activists at Port to Block Israeli Cargo Ship

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