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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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ICAHD News Update on House Demolitions

icahd_logoHouse demolitions in East Jerusalem continue to make the news and below you can find a small selection, bringing you up to date. We suggest a response, including writing to Tony Blair, who said that the Palestinians should have a capital in East Jerusalem. Our fear is that these are yet more words, but without action. Also find a link to Jennie Stoller’s reading of Seven Jewish Children on The Guardian website.

Mairead Maguire refers to ethnic cleansing while visiting East Jerusalem. Last week Mairead Maguire, Nobel peace laureate attended the press conference in the protest tent in Silwan’s Bustan neighbourhood where 88 Palestinian homes are under demolition orders. While speaking she said, “I believe the Israeli government is carrying out a policy of ethnic cleansing against Palestinians here in East Jerusalem.” Google the following to read more: City stands by Silwan archeological park project, Jerusalem Post, 21 April 2009 and Jerusalem, AFP, 22 April 2009.

The Independent Today’s edition carries an article entitled, Israel’s secret plan for West Bank expansion, by Ben Lynfield. It carries a quote by Hanan Ashrawi in which she responds to the news from Peace Now about Israel’s plans to build 6000 housing units between Maale Adumim and Kedar and on other lands to be annexed by Maale Adumim. Ashrawi said that “… the new plan, combined with Israeli plans to build at E1, plans to demolish 88 houses in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem on grounds they were built without permits, the planned eviction of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and other steps reflect “a mad rush to expand settlements to complete the isolation and siege of Jerusalem. Israel is destroying any chances of an agreement.”

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The BBC– hear Katya Adler on BBC Radio 4 or read her report on the BBC website, entitled Demolitions Build Jerusalem Tension. Go to Radio 4’s Today programme to hear a repeat of the recording broadcast this morning, 27 April, click onto the link to Latest programme in full and skip to 06.45. To read the article, click on the link found on our website, Adler also interviews Tony Blair who says that there must be a fair solution, that the Palestinians should have a capital in East Jerusalem and that the Palestinians should have a viable state.

ACTION: Write to Tony Blair, thank him for his words – we agree – but insist on action! The demolitions must stop. Settlement building must stop. International law must be respected. The Judaization of Jerusalem is happening at a rapid rate and the situation for all Palestinians has become much worse since he became the Middle East envoy. We are holding him to account! Quote Mairead Maguire, Hanan Ashrawi, Jeff Halper, Meir Margalit and others. Email: Address: Rt Hon Tony Blair, The Office of Tony Blair, P.O. Box 60519, London W2 7JU.

Write to your MP about the above, requesting a response and asking that your letter be passed to British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, who earlier this month also said that he is “concerned” about house demolitions and the growth of settlements.

The situation in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza is URGENT. Words are not enough. Where is the action?

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