Posts tagged with ‘Jewish Community’

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Media Advisory: Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia

by JVP Boston

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Liza Behrendt, (603) 397-2412, HUNDREDS OF BOSTON JEWS TO MARCH IN SOLIDARITY WITH MUSLIMS Days before Chanukah, similar protests planned in over 25 cities WHAT: Beginning at 5 PM on Wednesday, hundreds of Jewish Bostonians and allies will march through Downtown Boston to protest Islamophobia and racism. Days before Chanukah, they […]

Why I’m with JVP and Against Hate

by JVP Boston
Newton public schools forum

By Mark Golden  . Last month, JVP-Boston released a statement condemning the actions of Islamophobic hate group Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) at a Newton community meeting.  An APT staffer then published an op-ed in the Newton Tab denying our claims and smearing us.  (We won’t link to their op-ed because it promotes hateful […]

A Special Kind of Exile

by JVP Boston

By Alice Rothchild, M.D. Re-posted from Americans for Middle East Understanding I once heard a speaker refer to those Jews who engage in critical activism on Israel/Palestine as entering a “special kind of exile.” I started my life in a very traditional American Jewish place, but faced with the activism of the 1960s, Israel’s increasingly […]

Three Boston Demonstrations Mark Shift in Jewish Communal Politics on Israel

by JVP Boston

CORRECTION: In the original text of this post, we neglected to specify that the names read at the Workmen’s Circle interfaith vigil on Wednesday included those of both Palestinians AND Israelis who were killed over the past month.  The original text read simply “people killed in Gaza.”   Boston, MA: This week, three separate Jewish organizations […]

Boston Jews Oppose “Rally to Support Israel” & Express Solidarity with Gaza

by JVP Boston
© 2014 Marilyn Humphries

Contact: Liza Behrendt, 603-397-2412, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston is saddened that Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) have responded to Israel’s devastating bombing of Gaza with a “Rally to Support Israel.” Since July 8, Israeli forces have killed 220 Palestinians, and rocket fire from Gaza has killed one […]