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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



JfJfP welcomes unity agreement


Statement from JfJfP welcomes unity agreement as essential step towards Palestinian self-determination and deplores Netanyahu’s response

Can the unity deal work for Palestinians?

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Ali Abunimah asks the questions about the efficacy of the Fatah/Hamas deal, details unublished, in the face of intransigent Israeli control

No politics, no diplomacy, military rules OK


The US and EU have been working on the belief that Israel will recognise the value to itself of having a Palestinian state. But military rule forever serves Israel’s interest.

What might flow from unity deal


If the unity deal holds, Palestinians may be able to move out of the American cul-de-sac towards self-determination and non-violence

Palestinian responses to the new deal


The Institute for Middle East Understanding garners first responses to the Fatah/Hamas deal from its Palestininan experts

Fatah-Hamas deal brokered in Egypt


Hamas and Fatah have lost their sponsors in the Arab spring, and Egypt moved quickly on its policy priority of Palestinian unity

Nakba-denial a ‘clear example of paranoia’


Two weeks of moving memorial days in Israel have been turned into a kitsch denial of the country’s secular and socialist past, and of the Palestinians’ nakba

Subaru denies any link to ad showing Subaru running over Palestinian teens


This story of an advert for Subaru in which a settler runs over 2 Palestinian children was put out, and translated, by the Chinese news agency Xinhua

‘Do what I was doing and I will live on in you’


A statement released by the International Solidarity Movement affirms they will carry on the work and spirit of Vittorio Arrigoni

‘We don’t have another country’ – children of migrants


Israel has imported many migrants to replace the labour of Palestinians. Parents can be deported quickly, but what of their Israeli-born non-Jewish children? Confusion and anger grow.

Salafis change direction in Gaza pressure pot


Jared Malsin looks behind competing suspicions about the murderof Vittorio Arrigoni to trace how in isolated Gaza some Salafi Muslims have moved from peaceful proselytizing to anger and violence.

Hard thought needed on the nitty gritty of a Palestinian economy

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An economist with special responsibility for Palestine, Raja Khalidi questions the political wishful thinking about the Palestinian state and the efficacy of market liberalism on which the future is being planned.

Arabs move on, Israelis stay put


Hussein Ibish reminds us of the renewed importance of the Arab League’s 2002 commitment to establish normal relations with Israel and asks what Israel gains from ignoring it.

Young Mizrahi Israelis to young Arabs: we have so much in common


Young Mizrahi Israelis identify with young Arab protesters and hope in this moment to strengthen their hidden identity as people who share the history of an Islamic Arab Middle East

Tweeting for control or for freedom


In Arab countries, rebels use the new media. In Israel, government is the biggest user

Barrage of sound grenades and smoke bombs meets end of Bil’n conference demo


Two visitors from Liverpool caught in fierce storm of tear gas and sound grenades fired by soldiers at large march marking end of 5th Bil’in conference

Boycott? Child’s play


Insults fly over the proposed Boycott Law going through the Knesset. Behind them is the most serious issues of freedom of speech

Eight oil ministry officials arrested in Egypt over gas sales to Israel


Allegations of croneyism, profiteering and harming the national interest will be put to Egyptian Oil Ministry officials arrested over the terms of gas sales to Israel

Egypt keen to help Palestinians unite


The head of Palestinian affais in Egypt’s new government has promised to ease restrictions at the Rafah crossing and facilitate Palestinian unity

Voices rise and clash in Goldstone aftermath


Anthony Lerman looks at the facts and myths filling the space since Richard Goldstone retracted the report made by the 4-person UN fact-finding mission