We Are Jews Say No!

Jews Say No! is a group of concerned Jews in and around New York City that formed in December 2008/January 2009 at the time of Israel’s invasion of Gaza to express our opposition to the siege of Gaza and to Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people.  We continue to make our voices heard: We hold demonstrations and street actions with signs that include “Am I a self-hating Jew if I oppose illegal and inhumane policies of the Israeli government?” We host discussions and panels, such as Jewish Perspectives on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS).  We initiate actions, like garnering Jewish support for the Goldstone Report.  We join and support our allies in a wide range of projects–from the global BDS campaign to the U.S. Boat to Gaza.  The Israeli government claims to speak and act on behalf of Jews everywhere.  However, all over the world, Jews are saying, “NO, NOT IN OUR NAME!”  Our goals are both to share our perspective with other Jews and to be an ally in the overall movement for justice in Palestine/Israel.

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