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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

A Jewish Demographic State

Uri Avnery, Gush Shalom, Dec 2002 It sounds like a bad joke, but it really happened: A rabbi went from Israel to Peru, converted a group of Native Americans to Judaism, brought them to this country and put them in a settlement, on land taken away from its Palestinian owners. There they receive, as all […]

The Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Citizenship in Crisis – The Palestinian Citizens of Israel: A Counterintuitive Account [1] Michal Biletzki, The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), JfJfP nd WM Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conferences, Vol. XXVII © 2011 by the authors Readers may redistribute this article to other individuals for noncommercial use, provided that the text and this note remain intact. This […]

Protected: BDS Survey Results

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Zionism, Antisemitism and the Struggle against Racism

Zionism, Antisemitism and  the Struggle against Racism A lecture by Professor Nira Yuval-Davis School of Social Sciences, Media  and Cultural Studies, UEL at the School of Oriental and African Studies, 7th December 2006 Thank you all for coming. I know that tonight there are at least two other events concerning Palestine that are taking place […]

Address to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, 15 Oct 2002

42nd Biennial Conference of the SAJBD Gauteng Council KGALEMA MOTLANTHE, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS 19 OCTOBER 2002 Hello, Shalom and thank you for inviting me to speak at this important occasion. Both today and in future, we hope to further strengthen the warm relations that currently exist between the African National Congress […]

Formatting posts and pages

Html for editing posts and pages white default paragraph Address Preformatted Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3 Heading 4 Heading 5 Heading 6 Various font sizes controlled with html font-size=x-small etc x-small xx-small x-large xx-large A horizontal grey line (where is the grey colour specified in the code?) Colours rust red – #800000 – heading […]

The Arab Citizens of Israel

Don’t say you didn’t know about: The Arab Citizens of Israel Text drafted 13 May 2004 by Richard Kuper, updated 11 Sep 2004 Israel prides itself on being ‘the only democracy in the Middle East.’ Israel’s declaration of Independence on 14 May 1948 said that the state of Israel ‘will promote the development of the […]

History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – a reponse to Jon Voight

In this letter Gil Hochberg and Mark LeVine, professors of modern Middle Eastern studies specializing on the history and contemporary realities of Israel, Zionism and Palestine, take on the arguments presented by actor Jon Voight in 2014 in support of the latest Israeli bombing and invasion of Gaza. In doing so they provide a brief, alternative overview of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel

5 REASONS to Stop US Military Aid to Israel

http://www.stop-us-military-aid-to-israel.net, Jan 2007 – site now defunct   1 Israel Is Illegally Occupying Palestine Under UN Resolution 242, Israel is required by international law to withdraw from all the territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem. The United Nation’s General Assembly has repeatedly condemned Israel’s occupation of the territories as illegal (see UN resolutions 338, […]

The inner syntax of Palestinian stone-throwing

Amira Hass, Haaretz op-ed, 3 Apr 2002 It would make sense for Palestinian schools to give classes in resistance: how to build multiple ‘tower and stockade’ villages in Area C; how to behave when army troops enter your homes; how to identify soldiers who flung you handcuffed to the floor of the jeep, in order […]

The Case for Selective Sanctions

A Jewish Voice for Peace  position paper Henri Picciotto Some members of Jewish Voice for Peace raised the question of how to escalate our nonviolent activism, and the possibility of calling for sanctions against the Israeli government. Many of us are frustrated by the contrast between the horrors of the situation and our inability to […]

Sanctions against the Israeli occupation: it’s time

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, 2005   “If apartheid ended, so can the occupation. But the moral force and international pressure will have to be just as determined. The current divestment effort is the first, though certainly not the only, necessary move in that direction.”  — Bishop Desmond Tutu You can’t have it both ways. […]

PSC – Early boycott call, 2002

PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN PRESS STATEMENT 1 December 2002 The international conference – ‘What Future for Palestine?’ – held by Palestine Solidarity Campaign in London yesterday, 30 November, 2002, attended by around 800 people gathered to hear speakers from Palestine, South Africa, USA, Lebanon and throughout Europe, endorsed and launched the following CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL ACTION […]

BDS – against and for

Dan Rabinowitz, professor of Anthropology at Tel-Aviv University, criticises the BDS movement as having a “narrative of Israel as a radically essentialized evil”, with dire consequences “for those most amenable to nuance and dialogue [who] must be the first to be boycotted.” Nadia Abu El-Haj, professor in the Departments of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University responds with a powerful critique of Rabinowitz’s arguments.

JfJfP submission to the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism, 2006

JfJfP submission to the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism Jews for Justice for Palestinians has over one thousand Jewish signatories in Britain who want to ensure that Jewish opinions supportive of Palestinian rights – and therefore, inevitably critical of some Israeli policies – are heard here. We believe that this is important in its […]

Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel – Lebanon

Letter from the CBSI-Lebanon, 30 Nov 2002 Written and read by Kirsten Scheid on behalf of the Campaign to the “What Future for Palestine?” conference, organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, London Dear Friends, It is with warm hearts that we send you our salutations from Lebanon where we are active in the Campaign to […]

EJJP – Correspondence with EUMC, 2005

On 13 October 2005 European Jews for a Just Peace, a federation of Jewish groups in ten European countries, wrote to the European Monitoring Committee on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) expressing its concerns over the latter’s ‘working definition of antisemitism’. Beate Winkler replied for the EUMC on 28 November. The correspondence is reprinted below. To: […]

A Response to Paul Eisen’s “Jewish Power”

Friends, Several weeks ago an article on “Jewish Power” by Paul Eisen appeared and began to be circulated among the activist community. It now resides on many sites, one of the more prominent ones being RighteousJews.org, specifically: http://www.righteousjews.org/article10.html. I believe his article has become an important contribution to our general discussion. Unfortunately, I think that […]

Rethinking Jewish Identity and Solidarity with Israel

A Time to Speak Out: Rethinking Jewish Identity and Solidarity with Israel Dr Brian Klug Published in the Jewish Quarterly (http://www.jewishquarterly.org/), No 188, Winter 2002-2003 Reprinted with permission of the author On 27 August 2002, the Guardian published an interview with Chief Rabbi Professor Jonathan Sacks. In the course of the interview, the Chief Rabbi […]

Israel’s concrete plan to choke Bethlehem

Israel’s concrete plan to choke Bethlehem Gerald Kaufman MP, The Times, 14 Oct  2003 In a couple of months, British churches will be resounding with: Adeste, fideles, laeti triumphantes; venite, venite in Bethlehem. As a Christmas carol it is inspiring. As a fact — forget it. If the Israeli Government has its way, all ye […]