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We stand with Omar Barghouti against the silencing of dissent

Omar Barghouti is a prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the BDS movement. The BDS movement originated in a call from a coalition of Palestinian civil society organizations for the world to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel until Palestinians have freedom and equal rights. We are honored to work with Omar, a compassionate & strategic visionary leader for justice.

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Unprecedented opposition as Senate votes to approve David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel

We applaud those senators who voted against President Trump’s appointment of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. The unprecedented opposition to Friedman is a sign of both his unfitness for the office and of growing opposition to settlements and Israeli policies that deny Palestinians full equal rights.

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Hillel’s Standards of Partnership are Divisive and Wrong: A Joint Statement by the JVP Student Network and the JVP Academic Council

Ohio State University’s Hillel has expelled B’nai Keshet, the only Jewish LGBTQ student group, because they participated in a fundraiser for LGBTQ refugees. The reason? The fundraiser was co-sponsored by the campus chapter…

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JVP’s Network Against Islamophobia: New “Electronics Ban” designed to foment fear & Islamophobia

The Trump administration’s new “electronics ban” on flights from ten international airports in predominantly Muslim countries is designed to foment fear, dehumanize Muslim communities, and consolidate the administration’s power by playing to its Islamophobic, xenophobic base.

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Zionism, The Nakba And Feminism

Donna Nevel 03/13/2017  Palestinian women forced to leave their homes during the Nakba In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, author Emily Shire asked, in relation to the International Women’s Day Strike that included a call for the decolonization of Palestine, if the feminist movement has room for Zionists like herself. She went […]