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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


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November: Press release, letter to the Times and advert in the Independent on the Prawer Plan

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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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Palestine-Israel Journal – latest issue is on the Refugee Question

therefugeequestionThe Refugee Question

The new double issue of the Palestine-Israel Journal (Vol.15, No.4 & Vol. 16, No.1) focuses on the Palestinian refugee question. The issue deals with the history and the scope of the refugee question and suggests innovative approaches to resolving the problem. The journal’s editors believe that it will become a major resource for anyone dealing with the question in academia, as well as among circles of policymakers. The coordinators of this issue are Israela Oron and Adnan Abdelrazek and it features:

* Focus articles by Ziad AbuZayyad, PIJ co-editor; Orit Gal, independent expert on the political economy of conflict environments; Salman Abu Sitta, founder and president of Palestine Land Society, London; Nihad Boqa’i, Palestinian researcher and cartoonist; Eyal Benvenisti, law professor at Tel Aviv University; Adnan Abdelrazek, Palestinian scholar and researcher; Usama Halabi, law researcher in Jerusalem; Alon Ben-Meir, professor of international relations at New York University; Ingrid Jaradat Gassner, director of Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights in Bethlehem, Palestine; Alon Liel, chair of Global Code, LTD; Paul McCann, former spokesman for UNRWA; Benjamin Pogrund, director of Yakar’s Center for Social Concern in Jerusalem; and Ivy Shen, PIJ intern.

* A roundtable discussion with Adnan Abdelrazek, Palestinian scholar and researcher; Saeb Bamya, former under-secretary, Ministry of National Economy and Palestinian coordinator of the Aix Group; Israela Oron, brigadier general (ret.) and strategic consultant to the Geneva Initiative; and Arie Arnon, Israeli coordinator of the Aix Group and professor of economics at Ben-Gurion University; the moderator was Benjamin Pogrund, PIJ Editorial Board member.

* An interview with Saeb Erekat, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Negotiations Department and member of the Fateh Revolutionary Council and of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC).

* Viewpoint articles by Daniel Bar-Tal, Branco Weiss Professor of Research in Child Development and Education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University; Yigal Elam, department head of Humanities at Sapir Academic College; Reza Najafbagy, professor of culture and change management at the Islamic Azad University, Iran; and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, co-president of the Greens/Free European Alliance Group in the European Parliament, and others.
* An article on the economics of the refugee question by Arie Arnon and Saeb Bamya.
* Major documents related to the refugee question, including the refugees’ land records.
PIJ intern Ivy Shen (American University) visited Lebanon and published her impressions of visiting the Palestinian refugee camps. The article is called, “The Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camps, Lebanon, 2009.”

The Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway – Norwegian Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority funded the Refugees issue.

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