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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

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The week in brief 22-28 March – a summary of recent postings

jfjfpThe ongoing conflict between the US and Israel continues to dominate. Two JNews postings on East Jerusalem give the background to it; while Crisis? What Crisis? This Crisis? give an overview of responses in the English-language Israeli press: Haaretz, Ynet – Yediot Ahranot online – & the Jerusalem Post. A Guardian editorial takes a firm line on Israel following the cloning of twelve UK passports and Israel’s intransigence on house construction in Jerusalem. And in The Doomsday Weapon, Uri Avnery commented on Israel’s relationship with Obama with characteristic incisiveness.

In A view from Cairo Ezzedine Choukri Fishere, professor of international politics at the American University in Cairo, asks why EU policy towards Israel has failed so badly.  EU supreme Cathy Ashton’s shock is palpable in an op-ed she wrote for the International Herald Tribune after her visit to Gaza. And JfJfP sent an Open letter to David Miliband calling for no upgrading of relationships between the EU and Israel until human rights and democratic principles are consistently upheld.

Nor is all well internally in the ‘Jewish and democratic state’:

* Ben White documents the prosecution of Arab Members of Knesset in Israel and suggests it is closer to persecution;
* Adalah’s “Targeted citizen”, a 15-minute film about Palestinian citizens of Israel, highlights the discrimination built into the system;
* an article in Ha’aretz reports the claim that ‘Current Knesset is the most racist in Israeli history’; and
* Sderot is reported to be tottering on the brink of bankruptcy – because the flow of charitable donations to the municipality has ceased together with the flow of the Qassam rockets…

Diana Mason is in good form in her posting Tell Me Again, Who Made The Desert Bloom? on the Lawrence of Cyberia website: In December 1945 and January 1946, the British Mandate authorities carried out an extensive survey of Palestine which gives quite specific answers as to who really made the barley fields of Beersheba bloom, or the melon patches of Jaffa, or the tobacco fields of Safad, or […]

A range of civil-society organisation in Gaza sent An open letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon urging him “to bring to bear on Israel the full force of your mandate to open the borders of Gaza to allow the import of building materials as well as all the other requirements for decent living conditions for us, the besieged Palestinians of Gaza”.

An official UN body has determined for the first time that the militarization of Israel’s government-run school system is in violation of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child.

An interview with Tony Judt includes interesting reflexions on Israel-Palestine.

And Ivor Dembina performed his stand-up in parliament to great acclaim.

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