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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




Shaw-Geras debate

Norman Geras continues the extended debate between Martin Shaw and David Hirsh The practice of discrimination Norman Geras, Normblog, 19 Sep 2008 (1) If some people are picked out for specially favourable or specially unfavourable treatment relative to the norm, that’s discrimination; and discrimination is wrong. Yes? No. It depends. To be able to tell […]

Shaw-Hirsh debate

Antisemitism and the Boycott: An Exchange between Martin Shaw and David Hirsh. The original Hirsh article to which Martin is responding is no longer findable on the web, but the responses and rejoinders don’t seem to require it… But if anyone can locate it, send us an url and we’ll add it in to the […]

Israel, Antisemitism and the Left

Brian Klug, Red Pepper, Special issue on Israel-Palestine, Final Revision: 24 November 2005 In November 2005 an all-party inquiry into antisemitism was set up at Westminster. John Mann, labour MP for Bassetlaw, said that antisemitism is no longer “solely a problem of the far right.” He added pointedly, “The liberal and progressive left is not […]

Israel, antisemitism and the left

Brian Klug Red Pepper, special issue on Israel-Palestine, Final Revision: 24 Nov 2005 In November 2005 an all-party inquiry into antisemitism was set up at Westminster. John Mann, labour MP for Bassetlaw, said that antisemitism is no longer “solely a problem of the far right.” He added pointedly, “The liberal and progressive left is not […]

Fear and Loathing

Lucy Michaels An edited version of this article appears in New Internationalist, October 2004 A couple of years ago it surprised and encouraged me to find other Jews in Britain who opposed the Israeli occupation in Palestine, and had the courage to speak out against the policies of the Sharon government. Through the strength of […]

Simha Flapan, Birth of Israel – Myths and realities

Published by Pantheon Books 1987 Let us look briefly at these myths-and the realities: Myth One Zionist acceptance of the United Nations Partition Resolution of November 29, 1947, was a far-reaching compromise by which the Jewish community abandoned the concept of a Jewish state in the whole of Palestine and recognized the right of the […]

One state or two states ?

Arthur Goodman, Jun 2015 (A) One state or two ? Firstly, how has the debate about one state or two developed ? For years, there was a vagueness in international discourse about solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Basically, the Palestinians, as a people with rights, were almost ignored. But since Security Council Resolution 242 following the […]

EU-Israel Association Agreement

JfJfP/EJJP action on or statements relating to the EU-Israel Association Agreement   1. Campaign information from JfJfP (this was last updated 19 Jul 2004) 2. Comments on the possible upgrading of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, 10 Jun 2008 3. Behind the scenes of the EC Guidelines, 15 Sep 2013 4. European Jews for a Just […]

Susie Jacobs on Israel=Apartheid

This article was first posted on the Engage website on 20 May 2005 at On 13 October 2015, when we attempted to consult the article, this url no longer worked,  so we have reposted the article here.   Engage’s introduction: The boycott campaign has one central argument. It is that Zionism=Apartheid. We know what […]

EDMs on Israel-Palestine

Follow the link to see about half-a-dozen current EDMs before parliament, on such topics as support for the Goldstone Report, Mordechai Vanunu, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, allegations of war crimes, the settlements, arms exports to Israel…
See which MPs have signed and lobby your MP to sign if s/he has not already done so.

The Jewish answer?

  Geoffrey Wheatcroft,The SpectatorDecember 16, 2002 Found on the Free Republic website and reprinted from there At a time of mounting conflict in Israel, Geoffrey Wheatcroft examines Zionism and explains why many Jews were hostile to it.  Over the years, The Spectator has quite often found itself caught up in ‘the controversy of Zion’, to […]

The Bi-national State: The Wolf Shall Dwell With The Lamb

Uri Avnery, 12th July 2003 (This is an updated version of an article I wrote two years ago that was published in the respected Journal of Palestine Studies, which is published in the United States under the auspices UC Berkeley) “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb” prophesied Isaiah (11:6). This is possible in our […]

Cry, the beloved two-state solution – Hanegbi & Benvenisti

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Background material from Ha’aretz, 7th August 2003 Cry, the beloved two-state solution Introduction by Ari Shavit As negotiations with the Palestinians lurch forward and the separation wall snakes its way through the West Bank, two veteran leftists have reached a startling conclusion: There cannot be two states for two peoples in this land. Meron Benvenisti […]

Before it’s too late

 Terje Roed-Larsen, Haaretz, Oct 2002 The writer was one of the facilitators of the 1993 Oslo Accords and now serves as the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. A fundamental concept has defined all peacemaking attempts between Israelis and Palestinians. It is called the two-state solution. Would-be Middle East peacemakers have […]

Jewish Critics of Zionism and of Israel’s Treatment of the Palestinians

Jewish Critics of Zionism and of Israel’s Treatment of the Palestinians Edward C. Corrigan, Dissident Vocies, 16 April 2010 It may surprise some but most of the strongest critics of Zionism and Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians are Jewish. However, as Michael Selzer writes, “Zionism is a complex phenomenon, adequately understood by only a small […]

Yes, Zionism is Settler Colonialism

While I personally do believe Israel to be a settler colonial state, I think it’s critical to understand what we mean when we use this term, what it means in the context of Israel/Palestine, and its implications for the wider struggle against systems of oppression in the US and throughout the world.

Palestine/Israel: Not every problem has a solution?

Contested Land, Contested Memory. Israel’s Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe, by Jo Roberts. Dundurn, Toronto. 302 pp. £16.99; and Rethinking the Politics of Israel/Palestine: Partition and Its Alternatives, eds. Bashir Bashir and Azar Dakwa, Kreisky Forum and Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. 146 pp […]

How Can Children of the Holocaust Do Such Things?

Sara Roy asks difficult questions: “Why is it so difficult, even impossible to incorporate Palestinians and other Arab peoples into the Jewish understanding of history? Why is there so little perceived need to question our own narrative (for want of a better word) and the one we have given others, preferring instead to cherish beliefs and sentiments that remain impenetrable? Why is it virtually mandatory among Jewish intellectuals to oppose racism, repression and injustice almost anywhere in the world and unacceptable — indeed, for some, an act of heresy — to oppose it when Israel is the oppressor, choosing concealment over exposure?”

This House believes that Zionism is a danger to the Jewish people

Thursday 16th February, 8.00 p.m. Cambridge Union Debating Chamber Proposition: Dr. Brian Klug: Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, St. Benet’s Hall, Oxford, Honorary Fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton. Daphna Baram: Journalist, Author of ‘Disenchantment: The Guardian and Israel’ Richard Kuper: Chair, Jews for Justice for Palestinians […]

Singling out Israel an exchange of views: Norman Geras, Eve Garrard, Richard Kuper, Jan 2006

Singling out Israel  Eve Garrard, 13 Jan 2006 Across at Engage, David Hirsh takes issue with a piece by Richard Kuper which argues that it’s justifiable to single Israel out for specially hostile treatment. [The piece, published in Red Pepper, is no longer available on that website; but its core arguments are reprised here.] (There […]