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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



Clare Short on JfJfP from ICAHD-UK AGM

housedemofromEIClare Short spoke at the recent Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-UK annual general meeting, where she said (among other things):

“The Muslim communities feel very upset and angry about this.  And when we work in solidarity, they’re not isolated, and there isn’t that division in our society.  When we had the demonstrations during the attack on Gaza, going up Whitehall were angry young Muslim kids – Bengalis, largely, from the East End – and then there were lots and lots of posters: ‘Jews for Justice for Palestinians’.  It was a most beautiful and moving thing.  I didn’t see any Labour Party banners; I didn’t see any Trade Union banners; on an anti-apartheid demonstration, it would have been very different.  And when it came to the angry speeches from the plinth in Trafalgar Square, there was one Imam who spoke, and he said: ‘And as for these Jews, every one of them is worth more than any of the governments in the Arab world’.  Well, that is solidarity.  That’s what prevents people being divided and turning to violence.”

(We’ll upload the audio file when we work out how to compress it.)

HT: Brian Robinson/Deborah Maccoby

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