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  1. IJV’s Equal Rights Conference: positive, principled, pragmatic and politically-focused

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    March 30, 2015 by Antony Lerman

    Anthony Isaacs, a founding member of IJV, reports on the conference held at Birkbeck University of London 14-16 March 2015 …
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  2. Blak Alcott on the Equal Rights for All Conference

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    March 27, 2015 by IJV

    Blake Alcott is the Director of ODS in Palestine and a long-standing defender of Palestinian rights. A vocal participant, he …
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  3. No, it isn’t time for the Jews to leave Europe

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    March 27, 2015 by Antony Lerman

    ‘Is it time for the Jews to leave Europe?’ is the title of the cover story in the April issue …
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  4. Audio of #ERFA2015 now available

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    March 22, 2015 by IJV

    IJV would like to thank all our participants for contributing to a frank and profoundly radical discussion on how to …
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  5. Resisting Despair

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    February 20, 2015 by IJV

    Despair, surely, is what Israeli policy has been resolutely instilling in Palestinians from the beginning. It is pointless to resist! Abandon any dreams of justice and sovereignty. This is why, for many Palestinians, resistance is simply about surviving. It is what Eyad himself emphasized, observing ‘the long path of humiliation and despair’ that lies behind the creation of a so-called ‘terrorist’: ‘the struggle of many Palestinians is how not to become suicide bombers’, he wrote thirteen years ago. [3] He tirelessly sought to prevent such destructive martyrdom, standing implacably against all forms of violence, whether from Palestinians or the infinitely deadlier modes of Israeli state violence: that ‘eye for eyelash’, as Schlaim put it. Eyad liked to insist that the Israelis and Palestinians needed each other: ‘for only the Palestinians can release Israel from its moral guilt, from all that has gone wrong since those first Zionist dreams to the nightmare of living in a country permanently at war with its neighbours; while only the Israelis can negotiate a just peace with Palestine, allowing them control over their own affairs and thereby laying the basis for security, freedom and dignity for both sides’.[4]

  6. IJV announces “Equal Rights for All: a new path for Israel/Palestine?” 2-day International Conference

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    February 13, 2015 by IJV

    IJV invites you

    Independent Jewish Voices is pleased to invite you to join us for a our spring conference, organised in conjunction with Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue.

    EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL: A NEW PATH FOR ISRAEL-PALESTINE?
    14 – 16 MARCH 2015, BIRKBECK
    ***TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR***

  7. Wine, Blood and Gasoline

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    November 21, 2014 by IJV

    Wine, Blood and Gasoline, Uri Avnery’s Column 15/11/14 KAFR KANNA, a village near Nazareth, is probably the place where Jesus …
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  8. A tribute to Adah Kay

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    November 14, 2014 by IJV

    We mourn the death of one of our signatories, Adah Kay. Adah was a very early and truly heroic pioneer …
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  9. Recognition of Palestine

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    November 7, 2014 by IJV

    Prior to the UK Commons debate on Palestine, Vincent Fean offered some compelling arguments in favour of recognition and a …
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  10. Alon Liel calls on EU to recognise Palestine

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    November 7, 2014 by IJV

    Alon Liel, former Director of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently thanked the Swedish Prime Minister and government for their …
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