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  • B.D.S. activists inject Middle East debate into L.A. bus contract discussion

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2012 | 10:30 pm

    A group of activists affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, or B.D.S. movement, which seeks to pressure Israel in various ways, publicly opposed the renewal of a bus contract between the city of Los Angeles and a company whose corporate parent does business in the West...

  • L.A. Jewish group rallies against U.S. veto at U.N.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 16, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    On Sept. 16, just hours after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced he would take the bid for official recognition of statehood directly to the United Nations Security Council, a group of about 30 pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in front of the Federal Building in...

  • Brandeis Hillel again rejects membership bid by Jewish Voice for Peace

    March 30, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    The Brandeis University Hillel has rejected a second membership bid by the controversial Jewish student group Jewish Voice for Peace.

    Some 1,000 Brandeis students, nearly a third of the student body at the suburban Boston university, signed a petition circulated by JVP asking the...

  • Brandeis Hillel rejects Jewish Voice for Peace

    March 9, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    The Brandeis University Hillel voted to reject Jewish Voice for Peace as a member group.

    Andrea Wexler, student president of the Hillel chapter at the suburban Boston school, explained in a letter to Jewish Voice for Peace, a Jewish organization that champions Palestinian rights,...

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  • Jewish Voice for Peace’s L.A. chief is threatened

    February 9, 2011 | 12:15 pm

    The head of the Jewish Voice for Peace in the Los Angeles area was threatened for her involvement in the organization.

    Estee Chandler,  the organization’s Los Angeles chapter leader, said she found a poster on her front porch last week reading “WANTED for treason and incitement...

  • Jewish group blasts charges against Irvine 11

    February 8, 2011 | 8:19 am

    The Jewish Voice for Peace is protesting criminal charges brought against 11 Muslim students from two California universities who disrupted a speech by Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

    Similar actions by Jewish groups, including their own, resulted in little or no...

  • Fight erupts between right-wing and left-wing activists in San Francisco

    November 17, 2010 | 12:16 pm

    A dispute between right-wing and left-wing Israel activists in Berkeley, Calif., resulted in a physical altercation involving pepper spray, police and paramedics.

    On Sunday, activists associated with San Francisco Voice for Israel/StandWithUs disrupted a meeting of Jewish Voice for...

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