Jewish Voice for Peace Responds to Anti-Semitic Attack on Chicago Loop Synagogue

From: Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago Coordinating Committee

Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago condemns the horrendous display of hatred of Jews that took place at the Chicago Loop Synagogue this past Saturday, on the Jewish holy day of rest.

We stand in solidarity with the Jewish communities of Chicago and around the world, with our Muslim family, and with oppressed people everywhere.

This attack was not an isolated act of violence. Acts of hate and state-sanctioned violence against Muslims, people of color, indigenous people, and queer people have a long and bloody history in this country.

The Trump administration’s first few days have reflected the racism, Islamophobia, and antisemitism that he promoted in his campaign, including executive orders targeting Muslims, immigrants, and refugees, and the alarming consolidation of power by white nationalist icon Stephen Bannon.

Our organizing at this time is focused on creating and strengthening communities of mutual support and sustained resistance to hate, discriminatory policies, and dangerous ideologies.

Statement from Jewish Voice for Peace-National in response to spate of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers available here.

JVP-Chicago is the local branch of Jewish Voice for Peace (www.jvp.org), a national, grassroots organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just and lasting peace according to principles of human rights, equality, and international law for all the people of Israel and Palestine. Jewish Voice for Peace has over 200,000 online supporters, over 60 chapters, a youth wing, a Rabbinic Council, an Artist Council, an Academic Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board made up of leading U.S. intellectuals and artists.