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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



Open letter to the Board of Deputies


We support two states

Petition opened on January 21, 2011

Last week the Board of Deputies of British Jews – the elected representative body of our community – voted down a resolution declaring support for a two- state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If you support Israel and support the two-state solution, please add your name to this open letter to the President of the Board of Deputies, Vivian Wineman.

Dear Vivian,

We write as Jews who love Israel, who want to see the state and its people survive and thrive. We believe that the best hope for Israel’s future peace and security is two states – Israel and Palestine – living alongside each other.

Polls show that this has long been the majority position of both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, of the entire international community and indeed, according to last year’s JPR survey of British Jewry itself.

We hope the Board of Deputies reconsiders its decision and reaffirms its support for the two-state solution, which we believe offers the only realistic prospect of peace.


Hannah Weisfeld and the undersigned

(at the time of posting there were 1008 signatories)

Statement: Board Meeting 16 January 2011: Israel Debate

The Board’s Constitution declares that the Board shall “take such appropriate action as lies within its power to advance Israel’s security, welfare and standing”. The Board’s policy is unchanged and it remains unwavering in its support for Israel. The Board completely stands behind the quest of Israel for a just and lasting negotiated peace and in particular behind the courageous stand of the present government as formulated by Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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