VTJP and Migrant Justice showed their solidarity at the Independence Day Celebration in Montpelier July 3rd 2019.
People walked together in the parade along State Street with a Declaration of hope and freedom. The signs and banners were in solidarity with all people separated by walls and those imprisoned while seeking their human rights. The enthusiastic reception by the crowds lining the parade route was inspiring!
No way to treat a child
More than 6,000 unarmed demonstrators were shot by military snipers at designated protest sites over nine months.
At the end of February 2019, 205 Palestinian minors were held in Israeli prisons as security detainees and prisoners, including 2 administrative detainees.
Meanwhile, back at the barracks, these Israeli soldiers celebrate with "Peace and Love" Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
UN human rights experts have said that Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes while responding to Palestinian protests on the Gaza border last year. Thirty-five of the fatalities were children, while three were clearly marked paramedics, and two were clearly marked journalists, the commission found.
Prisoner statistics according to B’Tselem – the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
The ice cream is made at the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Israel, delivered to the soldiers and trucked to illegal settlements in the West Bank.
Vermonters for Justice in Palestine (VTJP) was founded on the belief that Justice is a necessity before Peace can be achieved.
Mission Statement: Vermonters for Justice in Palestine works to support the Palestinian people in their struggle for human rights and to end the illegal, immoral, and brutal Israeli occupation through education, advocacy, and action. We are committed to the principles of self-determination for the Palestinian people, the right of return for Palestinian refugees, and full civil and political rights for all Palestinians in order to promote the equality and safety of both Palestinians and Israelis
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VTJP and Migrant Justice walked together in Montpelier, July 3rd 2019.
Our Declaration was for hope and freedom, human rights and No Walls. The enthusiastic reception by the crowds lining the parade route was inspiring!
VTJP members help pass Episcopal Resolutions
The 186th Convention of The Episcopal Church in Vermont passed three resolutions about Palestinian rights. Read More.
VTJP helps prevent Deadly Exchange training of VT Police
After a coordinated campaign with the JVP organization Deadly Exchange VT State Police canceling a trip to Israel to learn "counter-terrorism tactics". Read More.
VTJP Stands in Solidarity with Migrant Justice
Migrant Justice is suing ICE and Vermont’s DMV, alleging that these agencies used an informant to infiltrate the organization and target activists for arrest. We joined a rally in support. Read More.
A remarkable video giving a voice to Palestinian people by Vermont’s own Bernie.
While Israel’s narrative dominates Congress, the White House and the media, Bernie stated: "The voices of the Palestinians are rarely heard. " Read More.
The Short Life of Razan Al-Najjar, Paramedic: Human Shield or Human Being?
Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, 21 was killed on June 1st 2018 at the Gaza fence by Israeli sniper fire as she ran in her white uniform with a red cross clearly identifying her as a medic.
Still selling in illegal settlements
In December 2017 these containers of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream were photographed by an Israeli citizen at the Shufersal Store at Moshe Dayan Street in the illegal settlement of Pisgat Zeev.
What we do
Action and Events
Get Ready for Free Cone Day
Ice Cream is Free – But Palestinian People are not! – Leafleting at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, April 2018 – stay tuned!
100 years after the Balfour Declaration, the Zionist threat to Palestinians continues
Peace, love & occupation don’t mix.
Boycott of Ben & Jerry’s!
Sponsored Art Projects
Najawa Street Art
Think of Others
Art Hop 2017
Palestinian Violin Project
Featuring the violin made by Shehada Shalalda at his workshop in Ramallah Tahta.
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