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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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Messianic Christians are Bibi’s best friend

The waning of enthusiasm for right-wing Israel among American Jews has been well documented. Netanyahu doesn’t care. He’s found himself a more reliable support base, apocalyptic Christians – thus, says Jonathan Cook, even further alienating Jews.

No Prime Minister, our embassies stay in Tel Aviv

Did Netanyahu really think the EU would pick up its files and trot after Trump into a verbal move to Jerusalem? The European Council, the EU’s top policy body, has given him a quick, sharp No.

Little man, what now?

Pres. Trump’s Jerusalem proclamation puts Pres. Abbas – already weak – in an impossible position says Ghaith al-Omari. He has to side with Palestinian anger which means he has to drop his aims getting a Hamas-Fatah reconciliation and a peace process started on acceptable terms.

God sent Trump his message on Jerusalem

A branch of evangelical Christianity if highly political and heavily right-wing; it provides Trump with a strong base of support and is lauding his pro-Israel intervention to the distress of prophetic Christians.

Soldiers lose control over anti-Trump protest

Soldiers panic. Soldiers bully. Soldiers lose their temper even in ‘the most moral army in the world’ and certainly the best equipped for crowd control. Simultaneous protests from Rafah to Nablus may be too much for them. This is about one incident in Hebron.

Keeping human rights vigorous in Israel

Yesterday (Sunday December 10th) was International Human Rights Day. Several Israeli NGOs mark it with statements on the crushing and infuriating denial of human rights accorded to Palestinians living under Israeli rule.

JJP condemns fake history of BoD and Trump

Nobody would be surprised if Trump knew nothing of Jerusalem’s special status – playing the naif is his trademark. It is astonishing that the Board of Deputies put out a statement which they must know is false. Here, JJP criticises both for denying the actual reality of Palestinian lives in Jerusalem and international law.

This week’s postings@JfJfP.com

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There is no need to report what the dominant issue is this last week, December 4th-10th, 2017.  In fact this summary is shorter than usual because it’s been quite hard to find any sort of commentary or analysis which is not to do with the Trump’s decision to proclaim Jerusalem the capital of Israel. (Does […]

US throws away any role it had for furthering peace

Some Palestinians felt abandoned when Pres. Trump threw in America’s lot with the Israeli right wing. Lawyer Raja Shehadeh is not dismayed. The US never acted on its formal position and couldn’t shuffle enough money into the bottomless pit of Israel’s ‘military need’.

Trump’s truth

In his ‘proclamation’ on Jerusalem Pres. Trump said he was ‘recognising reality’. That’s the truth says Robert Cohen. Israel has made the facts on the ground. Most countries have gone along with it, warding off the consequences by complacently chanting ‘2-state solution’.

‘Proclamation’ worries and baffles most Jews

There might have been wider anger at Trump’s ‘proclamation’ – as the State Dept. calls it – were it not for the fact that he’s right on one thing: the stalemate. He’s the live wire who will galvanise the inert body. Most Jewish sources posted here think inertia is preferable to Mutually Assured Destruction and several ask – what about the Palestinians?

I’m not listening, I’ll do what I want says Trump

No doubt Israel’s PM whispered softly in the president’s ear that if he named Jerusalem as Israel’s capital he would be a bold and great man; which is what a man who lobs a bomb into a crowd tells himself. Here, mainly the Arab reactions.

Who will guard the Gaza guards?

Hamas is not the only military force in Gaza which aspires to dominance. There are 4 or 5 other groups committed to military action, several of them Salafist who oppose elections in principle. Israel cannot acknowledge that Hamas is less hardline than Salafist groups and a possible partner for peace. Rather it says Hamas is responsible for all violence.

Young soldiers with heads turned by power

David Shulman has been sending reports about how Israel has enforced military control over the South Hebron hills for more than a decade. Here, working with photographer Margaret Olim (and others), he intervenes when soldiers start clearing shepherds from the area. They ignore the Supreme Court ruling in the shepherds’ favour.

Bibi, compulsive meddler in US affairs

When will the press ever make Israeli meddling in US affairs the issue asks Philip Weiss? It’s not as if Israel’s own strategy in the Middle East has worked out well for anyone…

The US-Israel chasm

The growing gulf between American Jews and Israel has been a long-running story. The many reports don’t distinguish between religious and secular Jews – perhaps because that’s not an issue. Today’s Israel is seen as betraying its progressive (except for Palestine) foundation. Jonathan Cook and Judy Maltz

Votes at home trump MidEast peace

In two articles from the Washington Post, written before Trump’s Jerusalem proclamation (State Dept. term), writers draw in the advice and warnings of senior diplomats. The POTUS hears only the messianic Christians and Jews.

JfJfP gets a new look, new logo and new functions

JfJfP has had a makeover in form and logo. More importantly we want to change our relationship with signatories and supporters by urging you to contribute to our website and actions we take.

Move to Jerusalem “crosses red line”

Despite many warnings, domestic politics may push Trump toward recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in a gesture towards conservative voters and donors writes Peter Beaumont.

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Saturday evening’s protest. The 2011 protest didn’t draw hundreds of thousands of people at its inception either (Photo: Reuters)

Plus 4 Palestinians killed in their anti-Trump Day of Rage, 9 out of 11 former US ambassadors to Israel oppose Trump’s proclamation, Palestinians Are Facing Their Worst Fears About America, and more