From Jewish Voice for Peace's position statement on BDS: January 24, 2012. Take it with the proverbial grain of salt.
JVP has grown dramatically in size and influence in the past two years. As part of the ongoing assessment sparked by this growth, JVP reviewed its BDS policy. On the basis of an organization-wide conversation about BDS, we have refined our position while maintaining our strategy. JVP shares the aims of the Palestinian Boycott National Committee — ending the occupation, achieving equality for Palestinians now living in Israel, and recognizing Palestinian refugees’ right of return. JVP focuses our efforts on boycott and divestment campaigns that directly target Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem and its blockade of the Gaza Strip. We believe this to be the most effective way for JVP to help bring about the aims we share with the Palestinian BDS call
I'm particularly interested in JVP's claim of dramatic growth in the last few years. The national JVP meeting in Berkeley (which incidentally refused to allow any media presence) was contained, with room to spare, in a small Berkeley hotel. JVP's got a long way to go before their "Move over AIPAC" dream is realized- the pro-Israel lobby attracted over 13,000 to their annual meeting A recent JVP sponsored protest in San Francisco at a Jewish Community fair yielded a dozen aging activists trudging aimlessly in a circle, while tens of thousands gathered inside.
Contrast that pitiful display with the youthful exuberance inside the gardens:
Most recently, "Jewish" Voice for Peace displayed their contempt for
"Jewish values" by scheduling their latest day of rage against
financial giant Tiaa-Cref for Tisha B'Av. Tisha B'Av,
the fast of the 9th of Av is a day of
mourning to commemorate the destruction of our holy temple in Jerusalem,
as well as the many other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish
people. The proud to be ashamed to be Jewish crowd once again shows
their priorities, distancing themselves from the worship of their people
in favor of promoting their narrow political agenda. While Jewish
people across the world will be sharing our collective grief and
mourning for our people, JVP will be spending the day fulfilling their
role as the "wicked child" at the seder, trying to bully Tiaa-Cref