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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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A message from Acri (Association for Civil Rights in Israel)

acriA Message from Hagai El-Ad, ACRI’s Executive Director, April 2009

Dear friends,

A new Israeli government, sworn in March 31, has pledged to “weather the thunder storms” of the global economic crisis. However, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s past record of financial management leaves ACRI and other defenders of human rights concerned for the fate of the weakest segments of Israeli society at a time of financial instability, worried the government will fail in taking action to ensure each and every one – regardless of religion, nationality, gender, ethnicity, political affiliation, or socioeconomic strata – will weather the storm. ACRI’s legal, advocacy, educational and public outreach efforts to promote social and economic rights, such as the rights to health, housing, employment, and education, and ensure that people can live their lives in dignity, have become even more necessary and relevant.

In a sign of the times, one of ACRI’s long-time partners, Mehuyavut (‘Commitment’), has run into financial difficulties. In an act of solidarity, and a deep sense of responsibility toward the causes and constituencies that Mehuyavut serves, ACRI has made the strategic decision to integrate a number of Mehuyavut’s projects into the organization. As of last month, the personnel and resources of Mehuyavut’s flagship project Center for the Rights of the Unemployed, as well as two community action groups, have been successfully absorbed into ACRI (one group in Yeruham, where Jewish residents are working to advance the rights of their neighbors in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Rakhme, and a second group in Kafr Kassem, where a group of black Arabs are working to eliminate racism from their community). At a time when increasing numbers of Israelis are finding it difficult to make ends meet, efforts to promote social justice and to challenge policies and practices that breed inequalities and societal tensions are more important than ever.

To learn more about ACRI’s work in the past year, and the individuals we have empowered, I invite you to read our new 2008 Annual Report. Thank you for your steadfast support, and, as always, I welcome any questions or feedback you may have.

Happy Pessah,

Hagai El-Ad
Executive Director

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