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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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Jews from Arab Lands – a major conference in London, 23-24 November

lmeiA conference organised by the London Middle East Institute, SOAS

Sponsored by the University College of Bahrain

Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 November 2010

Tuesday: 9.15am – 5.00pm & Wednesday: 9.30am – 1.00pm

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Admission £15; £10 for OAPs and LMEI Affiliates; Students Free
Enquiries & BookingsTel. No. 020 7898 4330 / 4490
E-mail: /

Jewish populations have inhabited many parts of the Middle East and North Africa from earliest times. Their participation in society, economy, culture and politics was diverse over this history, and followed the transformations of those societies at large. In predominantly Muslim – dominated polities Jewish populations were technically ‘dhimmi’, but the practical consequences of this classification were situationally varied. In the modern period, in the late Ottoman Empire and successor states, many Jewish individuals and communities played prominent parts in the processes of reform, modernisation and state building, as well as in the arts and public life. However, the rise of nationalist and religious political forces, coupled with the conflicts over the formation of Israel, led to conflicts and persecutions, which eventually saw the virtual end of the Jewish presence. Jewish diasporas from the Arab lands have been notable for much of modern history, notably Iraqi diasporas in India and the Far East. Following the exodus since the 1940s and 50s, other diasporic communities made their presence felt, primarily in Israel, but also in Western societies.

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