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JfJfP comments


2016:

06 May: Tair Kaminer starts her fifth spell in gaol. Send messages of support via Reuven Kaminer

04 May: Against the resort to denigration of Israel’s critics

2015:

23 Dec: JfJfP policy statement on BDS

14 Nov: Letter to the Guardian about the Board of Deputies

11 Nov: UK ban on visiting Palestinian mental health workers

20 Oct: letter in the Guardian

13 Sep: Rosh Hashanah greetings

21 Aug: JfJfP on Jeremy Corbyn

29 July: Letter to Evening Standard about its shoddy reporting

24 April: Letter to FIFA about Israeli football

15 April: Letter re Ed Miliband and Israel

11 Jan: Letter to the Guardian in response to Jonathan Freedland on Charlie Hebdo

2014:

15 Dec: Chanukah: Celebrating the miracle of holy oil not military power

1 Dec: Executive statement on bill to make Israel the nation state of the Jewish people

25 Nov: Submission to All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism

7 Sept: JfJfP Executive statement on Antisemitism

3 Aug: Urgent disclaimer

19 June Statement on the three kidnapped teenagers

25 April: Exec statement on Yarmouk

28 Mar: EJJP letter in support of Dutch pension fund PGGM's decision to divest from Israeli banks

24 Jan: Support for Riba resolution

16 Jan: EJJP lobbies EU in support of the EU Commission Guidelines, Aug 2013–Jan 2014

2013:

29 November: JfJfP, with many others, signs a "UK must protest at Bedouin expulsion" letter

November: Press release, letter to the Times and advert in the Independent on the Prawer Plan

September: Briefing note and leaflet on the Prawer Plan

September: JfJfP/EJJP on the EU guidelines with regard to Israel

14th June: JfJfP joins other organisations in protest to BBC

2nd June: A light unto nations? - a leaflet for distribution at the "Closer to Israel" rally in London

24 Jan: Letter re the 1923 San Remo convention

18 Jan: In Support of Bab al-Shams

17 Jan: Letter to Camden New Journal about Veolia

11 Jan: JfJfP supports public letter to President Obama

Comments in 2012 and 2011

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Posts

End of the great IDF love affair

From the start Israel has been a highly militarised society. The IDF represented the new society’s indomitability. It was the ideal of Israel. This isn’t the first posting to look at the politicians’ growing disregard for military judgment. Ben Caspit pushes the break-down of the relationship as far as he can.

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“Give Up on Netanyahu, Go to the United Nations”

Henry Siegman, former executive director of the American Jewish Congress (one of the nation’s “big three” Jewish organizations) has become a scourge of Israel in recent years. Here is his interview with Amy Goodman of DEMOCRACY NOW, in which he advocates giving up on Netanyahu and going to the UN to enforce a peaceful solution.

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Why does Israel keep changing its story on Gaza?

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A short video asking what exactly Israel’s aims are for its intervention in Gaza. Definitely worth watching.

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“Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists”

New York academic and activist Bruce Robbins is making a film about how people have changed their minds: “what they were told about Israel and their Jewish identity as they were growing up, what they went through as they started looking at things differently, what Israel and Jewish identity mean to them now…”

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This Is My Land… Hebron (UK premiere, 30th & 31st March)

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A Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International film launch of “This Is My Land… Hebron”. Featuring interviews with both Israelis and Palestinians living in Hebron, as well as activists on both sides, members of the Israeli parliament and prominent Ha’aretz journalists, this film lifts the lid on Hebron as it is today – a city fraught with violence and hate…

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Video interview with Glyn Secker, captain of the ‘Irene’

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A video interview with Glyn Secker, captain of the Irene. And passenger and refugee from Nazi Germany, Lilian Rosengarten, provides an interview as well.

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Ta’ayush demo in Hebron 15 May 2010

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Ta’ayush demo in Hebron 15 May 2010 – film

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“Targeted citizen”: a film about Palestinian citizens of Israel

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A 15-minute film about the Arab-Palestinian minority in Israel, made for human-rights organisation ‘Adalah’ by Rachel Leah Jones. “How many Jewish homes were demolished last year?” […]

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On the day Yafa’s refugees return…

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Fascinating 7 minute video from Zochrot showing some of the the varied, contradictory and often surprising views on the right of return held by Israelis today. ‘Zochrot [“Remembering”] is a group of Israeli citizens working to raise awareness of the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe of 1948.’ Note: It’s an anti-Zionist group – which JfJfP is not – but we’re posting the video here because its content illustrates some of the problems and mutual misunderstandings that need to be overcome for any peace settlement that does justice to Israelis and Palestinians to be reached. Comments are open on this post, with the same provisos as last time.

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The Jewish Agency for Israel, Aliyah and the JC: legal, decent, honest and truthful?

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Click to read more about how the Jewish Agency for Israel Aliyah programme is less than candid and how its supporters indulge in censorship of comments they just don’t like. Unlike them, we’re welcoming comments from all points of view. The forum is open…

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The Silent War: Israel’s Blockade of Gaza – a video from MAP

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“Gaza is on the brink of becoming the first territory in the world to be intentionally reduced to a state of abject destitution. This is not an accident or the result of natural disaster. It is a matter of policy […]”

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Defamation – a film on antisemitism

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Yoav Shamir’s controversial film “Defamation” was screened on More4 last week after having been premiered in the UK at last year’s Jewish Film Festival. It asks, “What is antisemitism today?” Is it a real and continuous danger that requires eternal vigilance or a tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit and cow their critics?.The film is discussed on Comment is Free by Antony Lerman and David Hirsh.

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UNRWA’s John Ging & Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Gaza

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Two extracts from Ross Kemp’s Middle East: Gaza, screened on Sky1 on 2 January 2010 […]

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2010 New Years Protest Let Gaza live – US rally lights vigils for Palestine

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Protests in US Capital at Israeli Gaza Blockade a Year after War…

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No Way Through – Ctrl Alt Shift Film Competition Winner

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Ctrl.Alt.Shift is a movement for a new generation fighting social and global injustice. Its films are made by members of the community to raise awareness of issues they care about. This one is about checkpoints […]

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Video: IDF filmed aiming tear gas at Al-Jazeera reporter in Bil’in

Video footage that aired Friday shows an Al-Jazeera reporter covering an anti-separation fence rally in the West Bank dodging a tear gas grenade fired by Israel Defense Forces troops.

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Walled horizons – two videos

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Walled Horizons is narrated by and features Roger Waters (founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd), who visits the Wall in the Palestinian territories and comments on his observations as a musician and a songwriter who has written on walls. The film explores how Palestinians in urban and rural areas have been impacted by the Walls construction since the International Court of Justices Advisory Opinion in 2004, which declared the Walls route illegal. Several senior Israeli security officials are interviewed in the film, two of whom were directly responsible for planning the Wall route and who explain the Israeli position for constructing it… […]

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Hagit Ofran and Settlement Watch Video

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This documentary film was made on the West Bank with Hagit Ofran, director of Settlement Watch, part of Peace Now in Israel.

Hagit is a dedicated and courageous woman who travels around the West Bank reporting back on the illegalities of the Israeli occupation. If possible, Settlement Watch will take action in the Supreme Court.

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Video: J Street Launch Lieberman Warning Ad in U.S.

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J Street, a pro-Israel lobby in the U.S., has launched a campaign expressing the organization’s concern over the appointment of Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman to head Israel’s Foreign Ministry and his party’s strong representation in the Knesset.

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Gaza Sderot – Life in Spite of Everything

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This project reports on life as experienced by men, women and children in Gaza (Palestine) and Sderot (Israel): their lives and their survival on a daily basis. Under difficult living conditions and the threat of air attacks and bombings, people do keep on working, loving and dreaming. Life in spite of everything.

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