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Settlements Generate Virtually No Economic Activity
"A recent Israeli government report estimated there are…$250 million in annual exports — [only] 0.55 percent of the national total — from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, territories the international community generally considers illegally occupied."
Jodi Rodoren cited by Richard Silverstein, 22 Jan 2014

Daily acts of violence committed by Jewish Israeli citizens against West Bank Palestinians
"These incidents — now particularly heightened during the olive harvest season — are not the aberration from the norm, but a regular feature of life in the occupied West Bank. In 2012, over 7,500 Palestinian olive trees were destroyed. In the 5-year period between 2007 and 2011, there was a 315 percent increase in settler violence."
Mairav Zonszein, Israel Must Stop Settler Violence, 8 November 2013
Police impunity
After their own investigations establishing a prima facie violation, Btselem has lodged over 280 complaints of alleged police violence in the oPt since the start of the second Intifada: "we are aware of only 12 indictments" Btselem April 2013
Runners in the first ever Bethlehem Marathon were forced to run two laps of the same course on Sunday 21 April 2013, as Palestinians were unable to find a single stretch of free land that is 26 miles long in Area A, where the PA has both security and civil authority. See Marathon report
30th March, land day.
On 30 March 1976, thousands of Palestinians living as a minority in Israel mounted a general strike and organised protests against Israeli government plans to expropriate almost 15,000 acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee.The Israeli government, led by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and defence minister Shimon Peres, sent in the army to break up the general strike. The Israeli army killed six unarmed Palestinians, wounded hundreds and arrested hundreds more, including political activists. All were citizens of Israel.
* Out of 103 investigations opened in 2012 into alleged offences committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories, not a single indictment served to date
Yesh Din, 3 Feb 2013
* In total, out of an area of 1.6 million dunams in the Jordan Valley, Israel has seized 1.25 million − some 77.5 percent − where Palestinians are forbidden to enter.
Haaretz editorial, 4 Feb 2013


JfJfP DVD – A Heartfelt Wish, discussing Peter Kosminsky’s “The Promise”


JfJfP DVD – A Heartfelt Wish, discussing Peter Kosminsky’s “The Promise”

We are delighted to offer a unique new DVD resource for stimulating discussion in schools, faith and community groups about the Israel-Palestine conflict.  A Heartfelt Wish is a short documentary recording what happened when leading film maker Peter Kosminsky joined a rabbi, a bishop and 300 sixth form students in Sherborne, Dorset in November 2011, exploring Israel and Palestine through discussions based on his drama The Promise. See an online report here.

The Promise aroused great controversy when its four 100-minute episodes were aired on Channel 4 in February 2011. It wove together the history of British involvement in the founding of Israel in 1947-48, seen through the eyes of a young British soldier, with the present day reality in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, witnessed by his teenage granddaughter. A Heartfelt Wish shows Kosminsky explaining his film to A-level students from four Sherborne secondary schools and records their interactions with him and with Dr Graham Kings, Bishop of Sherborne, who chaired the proceedings, Rabbi Danny Rich, Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism, and Dr Hammadi Nait-Charif, Senior Lecturer in Computer Animation, Bournemouth University, among others. The result is a compelling and thought-provoking exploration of complex issues, presented in an accessible form.

A Heartfelt Wish by Jon Pullman 22 mins

Available from JfJfP at a small charge to cover the costs of production, packaging and postage within the UK:

One DVD – £2.60
Two DVDs – £3.50
Three DVDs – £4.80
Larger quantities on request – please email

Please send your order enclosing a cheque payable to JfJfP and your postal address to JfJfP, PO Box 46081, London W9 2ZF

Bank transfers can be made to JfJfP, sortcode 40-04-15, account 81517279 – in this case please email with your order including your postal address and date of bank transfer. We will confirm receipt so if you don’t hear from us, it means that we haven’t received either your email or the bank transfer.

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