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Ten Reasons to Oppose “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts”

by JVP Boston
Freedom to Boycott coalition

The Freedom to Boycott Coalition is led by Boston Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, and Massachusetts Peace Action As Trump continues to trample on basic rights, Senator Creem and Representative McMurtry have introduced a bill (now renamed S.1689 / H.1685)  deceptively framed as anti-discrimination legislation, which in fact is a dangerous attempt to restrict our right […]

Mass Against HP: Resisting Apartheid Technology from Palestine to Cambridge (PHOTOS)

by JVP Boston

Contact: Noah Habeeb, noah.habeeb@jewishvoiceforpeace.org Photos below! Mass Against HP: Resisting Apartheid Technology from Palestine to Cambridge Activists Condemn HP’s Complicity in Racism; Call on Cambridge to End Contract Cambridge, MA (February 8, 2017) – Last Sunday, over 60 community members gathered to discuss Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) participation in human rights abuses in the United States and […]

Massachusetts Freedom to Boycott Coalition

by JVP Boston
Freedom to Boycott coalition

An Open Letter to the Massachusetts Legislature From the Massachusetts Freedom to Boycott Coalition “Non violence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding…It is a sword that heals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Why We Can’t Wait,’ 1963 The Massachusetts Freedom to Boycott Coalition asks […]

Celebrating Jewish New Year, Envisioning Radical Jewish Future

by JVP Boston

On Sunday, October 2nd, 40 Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston members gathered on a cold, rainy day in Cambridge to welcome the Jewish New Year of 5777. We adapted traditional rituals to envision a future where the Jewish community has ended its support for racism and violence, from Boston to Palestine. Tashlich is a a Rosh […]

Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston Condemns Ehud Barak’s Harvard Fellowship

by JVP Boston

Ask Harvard Kennedy School’s Dean to Disinvite Ehud Barak: (617) 495-1122,  doug_elmendorf@hks.harvard.edu. Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston joins six student organizations from Harvard College, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Law School in opposing the Kennedy School’s hosting of Ehud Barak, former Israeli Minister of Defense (2007 – 2013), in a fellowship this Fall. During his time as Minister […]

Human Rights Groups Applaud Withdrawal of Anti-Boycott Amendment in Massachusetts

by JVP Boston

Massachusetts Human Rights Advocates Applaud Withdrawal of Anti-Boycott Amendment: Proposal Would Have Impeded First Amendment Rights Contact: Eli Gerzon, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston: (339) 223-3185, eli@eligerzon.com Boston, MA: After pressure from advocates for Palestinian rights, Massachusetts Senator Cynthia Creem of Newton withdrew amendment 133 of Economic Development Bill S.2423 around 5 pm yesterday.  If passed, 133 would […]

Boston Multifaith Letter Supporting Unitarian Universalist Divestment

by JVP Boston

To the Massachusetts Bay District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, As members of a multifaith group in Boston committed to a just peace in Israel/Palestine, we are gratified to hear that the Unitarian Universalist Association is divesting from companies that profit from human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories. We know that your initiative […]

Calling Jews of color and Sephardic/Mizrahi Jews in Jewish Voice for Peace!

by JVP Boston

Calling Jews of color and Sephardic/Mizrahi Jews in Jewish Voice for Peace! Please fill out this survey We are coming together, sharing our stories, and building a common understanding of our place in building an anti-racist organization. If you are interested in joining our caucus, fill out the survey and let us know what issues […]

Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) Does Not Speak For Us

by JVP Boston
July 9, 2014© 2014 Marilyn Humphries

This statement was re-printed in the Jewish Journal of Massachusetts. Jewish Voice for Peace–Boston responds to misguided “Palestinian Violence against Israelis” Statement Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), the umbrella organization that purports to speak for the Greater Boston Jewish community, posted a “Statement on Palestinian Violence against Israelis” on October 12. Their “hearts go out” to Israelis […]

JVP-Boston Election: Call for Nominees

by JVP Boston

Dear JVP Boston friends, This is a time of organizational change for JVP Boston’s leadership, and we would love to have your participation.  Read on to learn how to nominate yourself for a Coordinating Committee (CC) position, or how to vote in the chapter election! First, here’s a quick summary of the changes around here.  […]