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Letter of Support for BDS Colombia’s Israeli Apartheid Week

by JVP Boston
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Versión española por debajo  . Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activists at the University of Bogotá are currently facing a right-wing backlash for their Israeli Apartheid Week, and a Jewish community leader has put pressure on the university director to censor the events. An organizer with BDS Colombia reached out to us, and here is our letter. […]

Palestinian Youth Are Being Systematically Terrorized by Israel

by JVP Boston

JVP-Boston’s own Laure Jappe writes in Muftah: “The TV screen has been smashed with the butt of a gun, but seventeen-year-old Hamza is unwilling to give it up after the many months he saved to purchase it. So the flatscreen stays in his bedroom, awaiting an unlikely repair. The TV is the smallest casualty of […]

Small Victories

by JVP Boston

By Alice Rothchild Re-posted from Mondoweiss Months ago, I was invited by a longtime 87-year-old activist who wanted me to show my documentary film, Voices Across the Divide (www.voicesacrossthedivide.com) at her retirement community in Seattle. She stressed the general excitement she was feeling from other residents as well as folks from the “outside.” People were canceling their […]

#MakeGEpay: No tax breaks for human rights violators in Massachusetts

by JVP Boston

The mayor, governor, and business press are applauding General Electric’s announcement that they are moving their headquarters to Boston, making them the largest company to be based in the state. According to the Globe, “City and state officials are offering what could be one of the richest incentive deals in the state’s history — together valued […]

Alice Rothchild: Banned in Boston

by JVP Boston
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Re-published from Alice Rothchild’s blog I was planning to reflect on the last few months during which the international community has awakened to the horrors of the war in Syria, the millions of internally displaced and fleeing Syrian refugees, (some Palestinians forced to flee again), the ISIL shooting down of a Russian plane, bombings in […]

No Room for Islamophobia in Cambridge: Statement of Support for City Councilor Nadeem Mazen

by JVP Boston
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Even in Massachusetts, the so-called ‘bluest state’, Muslim communities live under suspicion, surveillance, and attack.  If Governor Baker’s injudicious comments regarding Syrian refugees weren’t enough of a reminder two weeks ago, Islamophobic bigotry is now being leveled at the only Muslim elected official in the state. Concurrent with Baker’s remarks, the Orwellian-named anti-Muslim group ‘Americans for Peace and […]

The MBTA’s Misguided Decision to Ban Political Ads

by JVP Boston
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In response to outcry from right-wing groups over subway ads critical of Israeli policies, the MBTA Fiscal Control Board has banned all political advertisements on public transportation. Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston is disappointed in this decision, and in the role played by local groups claiming to represent the Jewish community. .  A series of advertisements sponsored […]

Massachusetts Voters Oppose Senators Trip to Israel, Deliver 1200 Signatures

by JVP Boston
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Featured in Jewish Telegraph Agency, Times of Israel, Jewish Daily Forward, Mondoweiss, The Lowell Sun, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Sentinel & Enterprise, Cape Cod Today, The Greenfield Recorder, Arab America, The Andover Townsman, The Salem News, the Jewish Journal of Massachusetts, & The Norman Transcript. Opinion pieces were published in The Cambridge Chronicle, The Jamaica Plain Gazette, The Greenfield Recorder,  the Jewish Journal […]

ADVISORY: Over 1200 MA Voters Oppose State Senate Israel Trip, Press Conference Monday

by JVP Boston
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11/19/15 Boston, MA MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Sara Driscoll, sara.driscoll2@gmail.com, (617) 524 – 0868 OVER 1200 MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS OPPOSE STATE SENATORS TRIP TO ISRAEL Community Leaders Decry Plans, Funded by Anti-Palestinian Groups What: Press conference, followed by petition delivery to State House offices of ten Massachusetts State Senators who will travel to Israel on December 4 When: […]