WHAT WE DO

Jewish Voice for Peace supports human rights and equality for Palestinians and all people.  We prioritize developing strategic campaigns and building people power through our working groups, investing in coalition work.  In all actions we seek to act in solidarity with oppressed communities struggling for liberation.  When requested, we try to serve as a source for speakers and resource materials.

 

Support for boycott, divestment and sanctions

Jewish Voice for Peace supports the 2005 call from Palestinian civil society organizations for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel until it ends its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantles the separation wall; recognizes the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and respects, protects and promotes the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN Resolution 194.  For more on the BDS movement, visit the Palestinian BDS National Committee.  For more on JVP's support for BDS, visit the national website.

Interested in having someone come to your community to talk about BDS or our other work?  Being attacked for your support of BDS?  Email us at info@jvpchicago.org and we will do our best to support you.

 

WORKING GROUPS

Network Against Islamophobia (NAI): The Network Against Islamophobia (NAI), a project of Jewish Voice for Peace, provides support and resources for those interested in organizing against Islamophobia and Anti-Arab Racism and making the connections between Islamophobia and Israeli politics.  Locally, we launched the Defund Islamophobia Campaign in March 2017, calling on the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) to sever its financial ties with anti-Muslim hate organizations.  This working group also prioritizes building relationships of solidarity with Muslim communities throughout the Chicago area.  To learn more about our work against Islamophobia in Chicago email info@jvpchicago.org.

Deadly Exchange:  JVP launched the Deadly Exchange campaign to put an end to one of the dangerous places where the regimes of Trump and Netanyahu converge: exchange programs that bring together police, ICE, border patrol, and FBI from the US with Israeli soldiers, police, border agents.  In these programs "worst practices" are shared to promote and extend discriminatory and repressive policing in both countries, including extrajudicial executions, shoot-to-kill policies, police murders, racial profiling, massive spying and surveillance, deportation and detention, and attacks on human rights defenders.  To learn more about the campaign here in Chicago, email us at info@jvpchicago.org.

No Way To Treat a Child:  The No Way To Treat a Child Campaign seeks to challenge Israel's prolonged military occupation of Palestinians by exposing widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system.  It is a project of Defense for Children International-Palestine and American Friends Service Committee.  JVP-Chicago organizes presentations about Palestinian child detention and seeks to build support for this campaign throughout Chicago's congressional delegation.  To learn more about the campaign here in Chicago, email us at info@jvpchicago.org.

Legislative Advocacy:  We are working to add our voice to the growing number of constituents calling on their representatives and senators to take a stand for equality and human rights for Palestinians.  To learn more about this working group, email us at legislate@jvpchicago.org.