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Category Archives: Human Rights

  1. IJV EVENT: CAN ISRAEL BE BOTH ‘JEWISH AND DEMOCRATIC’? THE ISRAELI NATION STATE LAW, JEWISH IDENTITY & THE ONGOING STRUGGLE FOR PALESTINIAN RIGHTS

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    March 10, 2021 by IJV

    In response to Israel’s ‘Nation State Law’ of 2018, widely regarded as formalising the supremacy of Jews over the country’s non-Jewish citizens, Avraham Burg has petitioned through the Israeli courts to have his official designation as a Jew revoked. Burg’s arguments sharply highlight the contradictions between Israel’s discriminatory practices towards Palestinians and its international presentation as an outpost of liberal democracy.
    This panel discussion, hosted by Independent Jewish Voices, will explore these issues, asking how the contestation of Jewish identity in Israel might resonate in Europe and North America, and how these arguments might productively strengthen campaigns in support of Palestinian dignity and rights.

  2. Global Jewish organizations condemn attempts to stifle criticism of Israel

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    July 20, 2018 by IJV

    Independent Jewish Voices is proud to join Jewish Voice for Peace and over 30 other Jewish organizations worldwide in signing …
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  3. The Seventy Year Nakba

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    May 18, 2018 by IJV

    By Barnaby Raine   Never again can anyone ask, “but where is the Palestinian Gandhi?” That, one might think, is …
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  4. Joint statement on Tory links to antisemitism in European politics

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    April 18, 2018 by IJV

    As the House of Commons holds a debate on antisemitism called by the Conservative Party, we are calling on the …
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  5. 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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  6. 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]

  7. 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

    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***

  8. For a Human Rights-based approach

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    November 7, 2014 by IJV

    The failure to uphold people’s basic rights feeds hatred and perpetuates abuses. @IOTPA,

  9. The War for Nothing – Uri Avnery’s Column 30/08/14

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    August 31, 2014 by IJV

    AFTER 50 DAYS, the war is over. Hallelujah. On the Israeli side: 71 dead, among them 66 soldiers, 1 child. …
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  10. Urgent Appeal from Physicians for Human Rights

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    July 25, 2014 by IJV

    Urgent call from Physicians for Human Rights – Gaza

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