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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

Comments in 2012 and 2011



JfJfP statement on the Gaza situation

jfjfpJfJfP statement, 15 June 2010

We welcome the agreement between the EU envoy Tony Blair and Netanyahu to open the Gaza land border crossings “within the next few days” to all domestic goods. We note that this has yet to be agreed by the Israeli government.

We note that the agreement has not lifted the naval blockade of Gazan territorial waters and the port of Gaza, and that there are two serious consequences of this:

It will severely impede the flow of building and other bulky or heavy goods into Gaza and thus continue to throttle reconstruction. The reason for this is that checks at the border crossing of large consignments of building materials will inevitably be meticulous and therefore extremely slow. There will be huge traffic queues.

Ships however can be inspected at the port of departure, this is a regular procedure at most big ports, and there could be UN or EU monitors placed on board. In this way the large volumes necessary to rebuild Gaza could be quickly transported.

Secondly, there has been no mention of the rights of the Palestinian fishermen, who are prevented from fishing beyond a very narrow strip of their polluted coastal waters (polluted by sewage which is the consequence of Israel’s bombing of the sewage systems 18 months ago), or of the wanton random attacks on the fishermen by Israeli patrols, often resulting in deaths and injuries and destruction of their boats.

It is clear that the shameful occupation of Gaza, and the West Bank, by Israel is continuing.

We therefore stand by our plans to sail our Jewish Boat To Gaza at the end of July, to protest about the continuing occupation, to demand that the siege of Gaza must be lifted in its entirety, to campaign for the rights of the Palestinian fishermen, and to show our continuing solidarity with the Palestinian people.

The organizing committee of the Jewish Boat To Gaza: Jüdische Stimme für gerechten Frieden in Nahost (Germany), Jews For Justice For Palestinians (UK).


See also the JNews editorial Spinning the blockade

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