Dec 13 2016
What can you say about a group called ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ that gets an award from Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated, designated terrorist group CAIR?
You can say they are JINOS (Jews in Name Only) or the popular Nazi-sympathizer version – Judenrats. ‘Useful Idiots’ works quite well, too. They capitalize on their Jewish name to raise funds by leading people to believe they are a pro-Israel group but in reality, they are as anti-Israel as CAIR and its Muslim Brotherhood affiliates. A better name for them would be Jewish Voice for the Destruction of Israel.
CAIR Press Release The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that it will present the first-ever “Defender of Liberty” award to Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) at the Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization’s 22nd annual banquet December 17 in Arlington, Va.
CAIR designed the new award to be given to organizations that have had “a powerful and positive impact in defense of civil rights and religious freedom.” Representatives of JVP and CCR will receive the awards at CAIR’s banquet on Saturday.
About the Jewish Voice for Peace:
ADL Jewish Voice for Peace is the largest and most influential Jewish anti-Zionist group in the United States. Despite the neutral tone of its name, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) counts among its objectives an end to U.S. support for Israel and the success of boycott and divestment campaigns against Israel.
In the past few years, JVP has become a leader in the American anti-Israel movement and has assumed a particularly visible role in the renewed Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. JVP’s local chapters actively support divestment initiatives on college campuses and have helped anti-Israel student groups pressure their universities to divest from corporations that profit from the “Israeli occupation.”
Although JVP focuses on boycott and divestment campaigns that call for a complete economic, academic and cultural boycott of Israel. JVP states that it “reject[s] the claim that these are inherently anti-Semitic.
JVP, like other prominent Jewish anti-Zionist individuals and groups, uses its Jewish identity to shield the anti-Israel movement from allegations of anti-Semitism and provide it with a greater degree of legitimacy and credibility.
Ah, YES…the fear of torture can been seen wherever you go…especially in Gaza. Have a look at the video below:
JVP even recognizes its role as such, noting on its Web site that it is “inspired by Jewish tradition” and that the group’s Jewish nature gives it a “particular legitimacy in voicing an alternative view of American and Israeli actions and policies” and the ability to distinguish “between real anti-Semitism and the cynical manipulation of that issue.”
In an effort to draw attention to Jewish opposition to the state of Israel, JVP’s supporters often partner with like-minded groups to sponsor anti-Israel demonstrations and protest pro-Israel events. The group’s Chicago chapter, for example, regularly demonstrates outside fundraisers organized by AIPAC and Friends of Israel Defense Forces in its region. JVP’s supporters usually hold signs at these protests that read “Not In My Name” or “Starving Palestinians Is Not My Judaism” in an attempt to illustrate that not all Jews side with Israel.
While JVP’s activists try to portray themselves as Jewish critics of Israel, their ideology is nothing but a complete rejection of Israel. In May 2008, for example, members of JVP protested many of the celebrations of Israel’s 60th anniversary that took place around the country, essentially illustrating that they oppose Israel’s very existence.
JVP’s mission statement is similarly anti-Israel and places the onus of resolving the conflict on Israel, including an end to the “Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip (Israel doesn’t control Gaza) and East Jerusalem.”
In stark contrast to these detailed requirements, the only stipulation for Palestinians is the cessation of “suicide bombings and other attacks on Israeli civilians.” The mission statement does not mention, for example, that Palestinians should recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
JVP was founded in 1996 in Berkeley, California, and has since expanded to include 11 active chapters around the country. Additionally, JVP recently announced that it is opening new chapters in 8 additional cities.
Below is the reason for the CAIR recognition: