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JfJfP comments


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


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


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


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



The Great Jerusalem Gerrymander

Pres. Trump has said no deal to the Greater Jerusalem bill, which would incorporate all nearby settlements as well as E. Jerusalem within wider city boundaries. It’s on hold. It’s worth knowing the arguments – some are about reinforcing the symbolism of a Jewish city; more are about ensuring Jews can outvote Palestinians in city electins.

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For an Israel-Palestine of cantons

Dr. Emile Nakhleh says the people of the area must jettison the two-state formula – which has produced nothing -and explore more creative possibilities that will serve the two peoples.. A confederation of cantons is a starting idea. Facts shown in maps and diagrams.

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Using religion to make political gains

In Al Jazeera, Harry Hagopian reminds us of the history of Israeli incursions on the Noble Sanctuary and the now-withered panArab defence of the site. Plus Bibi blames Al Jazeera for incitement.

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New world order will entrench rifts in the Mid-East

Writing in MEMO, historian Lorenzo Kamel says the signs in the Mid-East point to a Western-led agenda which will hasten the Balkanisation of the region, preserve local tyrannies and make Saudi – Israeli relations the framework for a regional anti-Iran policy

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Israel’s foreign ministry: there is no siege of Gaza

This is one of the more brazen bits of hasbara yet produced by the Israeli state. There is no blockade. Goods move freely in and out of the Gaza strip. What’s the problem? In the post below, Gisha responds, and here an uncommitted journalist from Vox-com looks at limits on freedom of movement and trade in Gaza.

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Likud allies welcome making an apartheid state out of Israel and oPt

I want the majority of the land with the minimum of Palestinians on it says Danny Danon. Government policies are moving in the right direction – but not fast or completely enough. With the failure of the peace-talks, the brakes are off. It’s straight out of the South African playbook

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Expanding Israel in maps

Despite innumerable diplomatic and political reproaches and votes of censure from EU, UN and even US bodies, Israeli encroachment on, and seizure of, Palestinian land has been continuous since 1967 with two breaks: the withdrawal from Gaza, 2005, and the Oslo Accords which made the small enclaves of Areas A and B off-limits to Israelis.

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Obama expected to talk about Palestine, not Iran – if there is a government to talk to

Obama’s planned March visit to Israel is up in the air as Netanyahu has still failed to form a government – Yair Lapid and Bennett have been unexexpectedly demanding. If the US President does go, rightwingers hope they will discuss joint action against Iran. Others predict the only subject can be Israel and the Palestinians. Articles on the visit and on coalitions.

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Peace Now – updated West Bank and Jerusalem Map – 2011


Peace Now’s Settlement Watch has produced updated maps of settlements on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. It is well-worth taking a closer look at the high-resolution PDF available for download.

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Mapping the occupation


The World Bank Report (see posting World Bank report on Checkpoints and Barriers) has this very good map, taken from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, highlighting problems of movement on the West Bank today. Also one from the Foundation for Middle East Peace on settlement plans in East Jerusalem, Nov 2009.
And while we’re at it, here is a good one of Gaza […]

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