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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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OCHA – the UN’s Humanitarian Monitor: April 2009 report

ocha_higher-resThe basic right of many Palestinians to human dignity continued to be undermined during April. Human dignity is a basic right and should not be contingent on political progress. As a first step towards reducing the assault on Palestinian human dignity, Israeli house demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, should be frozen and settler violence against Palestinians and their property should be brought to an end. In the Gaza Strip, the type of goods permitted to enter should be broadened and the quantities sharply increased; humanitarian operations should be allowed without inference; unimpeded access into Gaza for essential supplies and staff should be provided regardless of religious or national holidays. Access to medical care and other necessities should not be delayed or denied due to Palestinian factional disputes. In addition, to prevent further deterioration, the international community should increase the funding for humanitarian projects in the CAP, West Bank projects in particular.

This issue (downloadable here) includes:

West Bank, including East Jerusalem:
. Increase in Israeli military activities
. Israeli settler violence and related incidents on the rise
. Sharp increase in demolitions and resultant displacement
. OCHA releases Special Focus: The Planning Crisis in East Jerusalem: Understanding the Phenomenon of “Illegal” Construction
. Long delays continue at Qalandiya checkpoint
. Child Protection Concern: Number of child detainees remains high

The Gaza Strip:
. Significant decrease in Israeli-Palestinian violence
. Internal violence raises protection concerns
. The blockade continues: Fewer goods entered Gaza
. Movement in and out of Gaza remained banned
. Land and sea access restrictions undermine livelihoods
. Referral of patients abroad disrupted during most of the month
. Wastewater situation remains fragile
. Shelter: damages assessments complete; reconstruction prevented
. Rubble removal activities ongoing
. New requests by Hamas authorities to international NGOs
. UN report on needs in Gaza in the aftermath of “Cast Lead” launched
Other oPt issues:
.World Bank report: Development of the Palestinian water sector severely constrained
. Severe under-funding for West Bank projects; CAP Mid-Year Review initiated

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