Category Archives: Social Justice



    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


    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. 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]

  4. Are we trapped by our own narratives?

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    December 15, 2013 by IJV

    In an eloquent account of why healing the wounds that history has left in Israel/Palestine has proved so difficult, Tony …
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  5. Israel Cancels SAT Exams in West Bank

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    October 19, 2012 by IJV

    Israel vs. No. 2 Pencils This article by LENA K. AWWAD and SHATHA I. HUSSEIN was originally Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, on …
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  6. URGENT ACTION APPEAL from EAPPI Advocacy Officer: Condemn Settler Attack on Palestinian Farmers in Yanoun & Call for Accountability

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    July 11, 2012 by IJV

    SUMMARY OF EVENTS: On Saturday, 7 July 2012 at approximately 3:00PM (GMT+2) Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Itamar …
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  7. Statement regarding the Palestinians Prisoners and Detainees on a Hunger Strike

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    May 14, 2012 by IJV

    IJV joins with others in expressing its deep concern for the fate of nearly 2,000 Palestinian prisoners now on hunger …
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  8. Young American Jews Speak Out

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    March 5, 2012 by IJV

    Liza Behrendt, a 22-year-old American Jewish Activist from Young Jewish and Proud (the youth wing of Jewish Voice for Peace), stood up …
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  9. Palestine and The Uprisings

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    March 2, 2012 by IJV

    SOAS Palestine Society 8th Annual Conference PALESTINE AND THE UPRISINGS Organised by Hosted by London Middle East Institute and the Centre …
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  10. IJV Supports all efforts to bring an end to Khader Adnan’s detention without trial

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    February 21, 2012 by IJV

    Khader Adnan has been on hunger strike since 18 December 2011 in protest against his detention without trial by Israeli authorities. …
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