Welcome

Welcome to Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel

Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (VTJP) was founded on the belief that Justice is a necessity before Peace can be achieved.

Location of Peace and Justice CenterCome to the Monthly meeting!
Held on the second Monday of every month at 6 pm, at the Peace and Justice Center, Lake Street, Burlington VT 05401

For more information, e-mail vtjp@vtjp.org

 

 

Our Mission Statement:
VTJP works to support the survival of the Palestinian people 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.

VTJP is an affiliated organization of the Peace and Justice Center based in Burlington, Vermont, USA

We provide an opportunity for people to come together to work for a just peace, and to promote this message to others through actions, including:
– Hosting invited speakers
– Having endorsed the Palestinian call for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) we boycott products and companies that support violence and occupation. We are coordinating a national and international boycott of Ben & Jerry’s because ice cream made by their Israeli franchise is sold in illegal Israeli settlements.
– Producing a weekly television series called Salaam Shalom – previously broadcast programs can be viewed at our Vimeo channel
– Publication of letters and articles, and we provide information on this website, that includes news feeds giving daily news updates and access to an archive of these news items.
– Collaboration with the New England Network for Justice in Palestine

We recognize that the situation in Palestine and Israel is dominated by several events in recent history:
1947-1948: The proposed partitioning of Palestine into Jewish and Palestinian States, and the subsequent war in which most of the non-Jewish inhabitants of what became the State of Israel became refugees (the ‘Nakba’)
1967: The war after which Israel occupied the Palestinian Territories (West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza) and the Golan Heights
1993: The Oslo Accords that divided the Occupied Palestinian Territories into three area (A, B and C) thereby consolidating Israeli control over most of the West Bank and permitting its colonization through construction of illegal Jewish-only settlements.

For more information, e-mail vtjp@vtjp.org