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Church Leaders' Letter to Congress, Oct 2012

US Preparing for a post-Israel Middle East?

United Methodist Kairos Response (UMKR)

US Campaign to End the Occupation

Jewish Voice for Peace

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)

IMEU: Institute for Middle East Understanding

IMEU Fact Sheets

Middle East Notes-
from Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns


The Electronic Intifada 

Gideon Levy - Articles and Opinion

B'tselem - Human Rights Center


Commentary about what is happening today in the Middle East:

Uri Avnery's Column
one of the best Israeli commentators and a leading peace activist

Gideon Levy
cutting edge, thought-provoking commentary

Avraham Burg - Opinion
speaking courageous truth to his nation and the world

James Wall's Wallwritings
a former editor of "The Christian Century" with extensive experience on Mid East affairs

News and editorials from other sources are provided on our website for the convenience of our visitors. Not all items included here will reflect the views or goals of United Methodists' Holy Land Task Force.

Another great source for recent news and expert analysis on Israel and Palestine:

The Jerusalem Fund
and their educational program,

The Palestine Center


News Archives

From 2011:

News - Jan 2011

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News - March 2011

From 2010:
News - April/May 2010

News - June/July 2010

New - Aug/Sept 2010


Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights. We support the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination.

JVP opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression.  JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East.

NEWS from Jewish Voice for Peace
JVP in the News and JVP Press Statements



JVP Statement Opposing Bigotry in All Forms (October 12, 2012)

JVP ad campaign: Sheldon Adelson and Bill Kristol, We Say No Jewish McCarthyism (September 27, 2012)

JVP Statement on Adding Jerusalem to Democratic Party Platform (September 6, 2012) 

JVP Statement Opposing CA Assembly Vote on Limiting Free Speech at UC (August 29, 2012)

JVP deplores Rachel Corrie verdict (August 28, 2012)

JVP Statement on Right-Wing Attacks on Rabbis for Obama members (August 24, 2012)

JVP Statement on Ariel University Center (July 25, 2012)

JVP Asks UC President to Table Biased Report on Jewish Life on Campuses (July 25, 2012)

JVP statement regarding bus attack in Bulgaria (July 18, 2012)

Jewish Voice for Peace Urges TIAA-CREF to Divest from Companies that Profit from Israeli Occupation at July 17 Annual Meeting (July 11, 2012)

JVP statement on Presbyterian boycott & divestment vote (July 6, 2012)

BDS Victory: TIAA-CREF dumps CAT stock (June 21, 2012)

Victory for We Divest! TIAA-CREF drops Caterpillar from Social Choice (June 21, 2012) 

JVP Statement on the United Methodist Church Efforts to Divest (May 3, 2012)

JVP Petition Thanking 60 Minutes for Report on Palestinian Christians Hits 35,000 (April 30, 2012)

Thank you, 60 Minutes (April 25, 2012)

JVP signs letter against UC-Irvine trustee with ties to Assad (April 2, 2012)

Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012 (March 29, 2012)

Beinart Berkeley Talk Cancelled- McCarthyism in Jewish World (March 27, 2012)

LGBTQ Palestinians and Jews deliver thank you letter for cancellation of Israeli-sponsored event (March 21, 2012)

JVP statement on Park Slope Coop BDS Vote (March 15, 2012)

JVP-Boston supports One State Conference being held at Harvard (February 29, 2012)

Jewish group hails BDS legal victory (February 28, 2012)

Statement in Support of the PennBDS Conference, February 3rd-5th, 2012 (January 25, 2012)


New York Times: A Jewish Group Makes Waves, Locally and Abroad (February 3, 2011)

Boston Globe: Brandeis JVP's exclusion from Hillel (March 11, 2011)

From Gaza to Jerusalem: JVP Statement on the Escalation of Violence (March 25, 2011)

Tikkun: Right to an Education speakers interviewed (April 13, 2011)

Huffington Post: JVP Executive Director on Obama’s Speech on the Middle East (May 19, 2011)

Al Jazeera: Young, Jewish, and Proud's Hanna King interviewed (May 22, 2011)

New York Times: Americans Joining Flotilla to Protest Gaza Blockade (June 1, 2011)

National Quaker group joins Jewish-led divestment campaign from TIAA-CREF (June 27, 2011)

Jewish Voice for Peace Statement on Israeli Anti-Boycott Law (July 12, 2011) 

Charlotte Observer: Archbishop Desmond Tutu endorses TIAA-CREF campaign (July 17, 2011)

Jewish Voice for Peace and UN Recognition of Palestinian Statehood (July 27, 2011)

New York Times: Seeking Balance on the Mideast (August 3, 2011)

JVP Statement on Eilat, Gaza Attacks (August 18, 2011)

JVP Statement on Irvine 11 verdict (September 23, 2011)

Jewish Voice for Peace Statement on UN Speeches (September 23, 2011)

Jewish Federations of North America purges top vote-getting Jewish Hero nominee (October 11, 2011)

JVP statement on Israeli-Palestinian prisoner deal (October 18, 2011)

Jewish Groups Stand Up for Free Speech at Occupy Wall Street (November 13, 2011)