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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



Goldstone Report – contact the UK ambassador at the UN before 4 November


We need you to email the UK’s UN Ambassador and tell him to endorse the Goldstone Report report…

Rattling the Cage: Some victims we are


Larry Derfner writes: “So let’s decide: Who was the victim of Operation Cast Lead, them or us?

No question – us. We Israelis were the victims and we still are. In fact, our victimhood is getting worse by the day. The Goldstone report was the real war crime. The Goldstone report, the UN debates, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Red Cross, B’Tselem, the traitorous soldiers of Breaking the Silence and the Rabin Academy – those were the true crimes against humanity…”

A Witness in Palestine


Anna Baltzer’s website Like many Americans and many Jews, I grew up with a positive view of Israel as a Peace-Seeking democracy. Israel symbolized to me the one protection that Jews had against the type of persecution that had plagued families like mine throughout history. I saw the Jewish state as a tiny and victimized […]

Daily Show under fire for covering Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Jon Stewart’s comedy news show The Daily Show is reportedly under fire from pro-Israeli groups for giving airtime to two pro-Palestinian figures on Wednesday night. Stewart hosted Palestinian democracy activist Mustafa Barghouti and human rights activist Anna Baltzer, author of A Witness in Palestine, who explained the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of the Palestinian side.

Justice Goldstone and the Jews


Tony Judt responds to the campaign to denigrate Richard Goldstone in the Huffington Post, 29 October 2009…

Physicians for Human Rights – Israel: lectures cancelled because of Zionist pressure in Manchester and Liverpool


Zionists stop medical talk after campaign by Robyn Rosen, October 29, 2009 Two lectures by Israeli-based charity Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) were cancelled after a Zionist organisation told hospitals holding the talks that they were “anti-Israel”. Miri Weingarten from PHR-I was due to give a lecture, entitled The Right to Health in a Conflict […]

The realities of occupation – no 5,783…


As military lawyer gives false promise, Bethlehem University Student is Blindfolded, Handcuffed, and Taken to Gaza by Force Sign the petition of protest to No 10 Downing St Berlanty Azzam, 21, was arrested yesterday while crossing from one part of the West Bank to another – just because her address in the Israeli-controlled Population Registry […]

UN to debate Goldstone Gaza report next week


Report credited to Associated Press, 29 October 2009 The United Nations General Assembly announced late Wednesday it will meet next week to consider a report that accused both Israeli forces and Palestinian militants of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity during the offensive in Gaza last winter. The Geneva-based Human Rights Council endorsed the […]

The rise and rise of JStreet


JStreet’s national conference finished on a highnote in Washington yesterday, 28 October. Their summary of the event, and five news reports discussing it, give an overview of developments in the US in the last eighteen months since JStreet’s foundation […]

Support in Israel for a domestic independent commission of inquiry into the Gaza attacks is growing


Support in Israel for a domestic independent commission of inquiry into the Gaza attacks is growing as fears mount in advance of the UN General Assembly’s debate on the Goldstone report next week. Below are two opinions published over the past 24 hours in Haaretz…

West Bank land belongs to Jews, says Israeli army judge


In an unusually frank interview, which offers insights into the melding of religion, politics and law that underpins land seizures in the occupied territories, Major Agassi, Israeli army lawyer and then military judge, lays out his belief that Israel has a biblical claim to territory beyond its borders and that he, even as an immigrant, has a right to live on it when those born there do not […]

As occupier, Israel must face up to Goldstone report


An extremely important analysis by Zvi Bar’el, a normally middle-of-the-road Ha’aretz correspondent: “Goldstone was born in June 1967. I am not referring to the judge from South Africa, but to his report, or more precisely, the notion that Israel needs a synonym for the soul-searching it must carry out after 42 years of occupation…”

Goldstone’s Report — Israel’s Missed Opportunity


Hadas Zvi of PHR-I writes: “For four short and inspiring months, I am an Israeli away from home as an Oak Fellow for human rights at Colby College in Waterville Maine. Having some (healthy) distance from the daily struggle, I watch with disappointment the reactions to the Goldstone report. I believed it to be a watershed that could have — and should have — changed the discourse on the conflict that torments us all…”

Goldstone Report – JfJfP Public Meeting – Audio Recording

The Goldstone Report Impact and Implications Daniel Machover of Hickman Rose, solicitors and co-founder of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights Miri Weingarten Former  oPt Director of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel Dr Ghada Karmi, Exeter Academic and author of “Married to Another Man” For those of you who missed our superb public meeting last night […]

How to lobby your MP


With acknowledgements to CAABU Lobbying your MP Effectively . HOW TO MEET YOUR MP Find out who your local MP is on the They Work for You website, or by telephoning the House of Commons Information Office on 020 7219 4272. They will ask you for your full postcode in order to verify which constituency […]

Month-long lobby of MPs and candidates in November 2009


Every November, for the past several years, there has been a lobby of Parliament in support of Palestinian self-determination. Hundreds of voters go to meet their MPs and impress upon them the popular support for the rights of the Palestinians to their own, free nation state. We have seen how this has greatly improved the […]

Israel rations Palestinians to trickle of water


Troubled Waters: Palestinians denied fair access to water An Amnesty International report,  27 October 2009 See also Inside Story – Palestine water shortage – 27 Oct 09 on Al Jazeera. Amnesty International has accused Israel of denying Palestinians the right to access adequate water by maintaining total control over the shared water resources and pursuing […]

Who’s afraid of Richard Goldstone


Ronnie Kasrils: “South Africa’s Chief Rabbi, Warren Goldstein, acting like some demented Israeli propagandist has weighed-in to the Goldstone Report on Gaza as “a political strategy for delegitimizing Israel”; alleging that it is “phrased in wild, undisciplined and aggressive language;” and violates the audi alteram partem (right to be heard) rule – injudiciously ignoring the fact that it was Israel that refused to participate and prevented the Goldstone team from setting foot in Israel and the West Bank…”

The Passion of Richard Goldstone


It is truly sad, though hardly surprising, how a Goldstone-basher coalition has emerged in the last week, a coalition made up of Israeli war crimes apologists, states opposed to international humanitarian law (except when it serves their own interest), and ultra-nationalists everywhere. Now the Obama Administration and the Congress, for reasons of political expediency , or because of a naïve confidence in the so-called peace process, have jumped on the bandwagon…

David Shulman describes Ezra Nawi’s work


“No settlers anywhere nearby, no soldiers, nothing will happen today”— Ezra keeps reassuring our Palestinian friends on the cell phone as we drive down to south Hebron in the early morning. By the time we reach our meeting point near Samu’a, a good group is in place […]