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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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Coast-to-coast walk in support of the Villages Group. Plus talks in Barnstaple, Bath, Canterbury, Dunbar, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hexham and London

‘Perhaps we cannot bring about a general peace, but we can perform deeds of peace’

Down with The Wall!

A coast-to-coast walk along the Romans’ security fence to raise funds for the inspirational work of The Villages Group in Israel/Palestine

At the beginning of April, Hexham Friends are looking forward to hosting another visit by Erella and Hamed of The Villages Group.

Talks by Erella and Hamed in Barnstaple, Bath, Canterbury, Dunbar, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hexham and London

Andrew Greaves writes

During the month of March, I am planning to walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall (approx 84 miles) to raise funds for the ongoing development projects of The Villages Group. I intend to undertake the walk in a number of stages, roughly 15 miles at a time, fitting the sections together around my work commitments, but aiming to have completed the trip by the time Erella and Hamed arrive in Hexham.

Should you fancy a day out on The Wall sometime, please get in touch with me to see if we can find a mutually suitable day to walk a stretch together!

Sat 10th March Bowness-on-Solway to Carlisle (14 miles)

Friday 16th March Carlisle to Gilsland (19 miles)

Friday 23rd March Gilsland to Chesters (19 miles)

Sunday 25th or Monday 26th Chesters to Heddon (15 miles)

Tuesday 27th Heddon-on-the-Wall to Wallsend (15 miles)

If you’d like to support this venture, please email me with your pledge.

And if you can think of anyone else who might be willing and able to help the work of the Villages Group, please pass this information on to them!

On behalf of The Villages Group – warmest thanks


The Villages Group has long been supported in its work by the British Shalom Salaam Trust.


Talks by Hamed Qawasmeh and Erella Dunayevsky

Come and listen to Hamed Qawasmeh and Erella Dunayevsky from The Villages Group Hear them talk about their daily struggle supporting Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank.

Hamed Qawasmeh, a Palestinian from Hebron works for the United Nations and with The Villages Group in some of the most remote and marginalised communities in the occupied West Bank.

Erella Dunayevsky, a founder member of The Villages Group, is a Jewish Israeli living on Kibbutz Shoval in the Negev. She is a mental health therapist and works to strengthen ties between Israelis and Palestinians.


London: Tuesday 20 March, 7pm
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP.

Canterbury: Wednesday 21 March, 7.30p
Dominican Priory, St Peters Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8BD
Organised by the East Kent Justice for Palestinians Group

London (South): Thursday 22 March, 7pm
The Community Hall, Peabody Estate, Strath Terrace, off St John’s Hill
Clapham SW11 1UZ (very close to Clapham Junction Station)

London (North): Friday 23 March, 7.30pm
Finfuture, 225-229 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, London N4.

Bath: Monday 26 March, 7.30pm
Bath Quaker Meeting House, York Street, Bath BA1 1NG

Barnstaple, North Devon: Tuesday 27 March, 7pm
The Castle Centre, 25 Castle street, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 1DR.

Dunbar, East Lothian: Thursday 29 March, 2.30pm
Stenton Bowling Club, Stenton, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, EH42 1TE.
Organised by the Stenton Palestine Group

Edinburgh: Thursday 29 March, 7pm
Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL

Edinburgh: Friday 30 March, 10.30am
Church of Scotland, 121 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4YN

Glasgow: Saturday 31 March, 3.30pm
Renfield St. Stephens Church, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP

Hexham: Sunday 1 April, 3:00 pm
Allendale Quaker Meeting, Wooley Burnfoot , Allendale, Hexham NE47 9NE

Durham: Monday, 2 April, 7.30 pm
for further information call Shlomit  0191 3864320


See some earlier posts on the work of the Villages Group:

As soon as village builds own school, army says will demolish

Life under occupation – 1 of many

Update from the Villages Group – Ezra Nawi in Gaol

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