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A Message to the Residents of New Jersey from Northern NJ JVP

Recently, the Northern New Jersey chapter of JVP submitted the following letter to all members of the state’s Senate and Assembly, requesting that they reject an invitation to visit Israel in January 2024. Please take a few moments to read that letter and the attached links. January 28, 2024 More than two weeks have passed… Continue Reading A Message to the Residents of New Jersey from Northern NJ JVP

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Why What Happens in Israel/Palestine Matters to U.S. Citizens

As the newly elected far-right-wing Israeli government tightens its noose around Palestinians in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, so too does the noose tighten around U.S. citizens and organizations who dare to criticize Israeli apartheid, occupation, and war crimes. State after state in the United States has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition… Continue Reading Why What Happens in Israel/Palestine Matters to U.S. Citizens

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We Should Fight Antisemitism, Not Critics of Israel

We are living at a time of rising instances of virulent anti-Semitism in the United States, endorsed by leading media and political figures. We have just witnessed the reticence of many top Republicans to condemn former President Donald Trump for consorting with rabid Jew haters. In these circumstances, it is natural that people of good… Continue Reading We Should Fight Antisemitism, Not Critics of Israel

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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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