An Introduction to Jewish Voice for Peace’s Portland Chapter

Through grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and media, Jewish Voice for Peace works to achieve a lasting peace that recognizes the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination.

Jewish Voice for Peace is the only national Jewish organization that provides a voice for Jews and allies who believe that peace in the Middle East will be achieved through justice and full equality for both Palestinians and Israelis. With offices in New York and California, 100,000 online activists, chapters across the country and an Advisory Board comprised of numerous prominent Jewish thinkers and artists, JVP supports nonviolent efforts here and in Israel-Palestine to end Israel’s Occupation, expand human and civil rights, and implement a US policy based on international law and democracy.


  • Conducts global campaigns to defend and free Israeli and Palestinian human rights activists
  • Fights McCarthyite censorship of debate and misuses of the charge of anti-Semitism, especially in the Jewish community
  • Supports the growth of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement through divestment from companies that profit from the occupation
  • Works in coalition with others including Arab, Muslim, Palestinian and Christian groups to fight bigotry and end the occupation
  • Facilitates Congressional outreach regarding policy in the region
  • Supports alternative Jewish rituals that include Palestinian narratives

National JVP Contact Information 
National JVP Staff and Board 
National JVP Advisory Board 
National JVP Mission Statement 
Frequently Asked Questions about JVP 
JVP Policy Statements 



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More video evidence of Israel’s war crimes in Gaza: murdering unarmed, wounded men with artillery fire.

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Clear footage has surfaced of Israel's deliberate murder of two Palestinians near the east Gaza border. The video shows Israeli snipers shooting and wounding the two men before artillery shells targeted and killed them instantly. The two men have been identified as Ismail Abu Amsha (a farmer), and Sari Abu Oda.
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Jewish Voice for Peace - Portland, OR

This morning, we ran an ad with the names of the 35 Palestinian protestors shot and killed by Israeli forces while demonstrating along the Gaza fence. They were shot in compliance with manifestly illegal orders for which the government and the senior military command are primarily responsible. Another 1,500+ demonstrators were injured by live fire. Both issuing and obeying such orders is forbidden.

Shooting at civilians who pose no mortal danger is manifestly illegal. Use of lethal force is permitted only when there is a clear and present danger to life and only as a last resort.
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