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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



JfJfP deplores seizure of Estelle

Statement by JfJfP executive
October 26, 2012

By attacking the crew of the Estelle, Israel yet again proclaims itself a member of the deplorable club of those who violently abuse providers of humanitarian aid. It will not escape notice that one of the Israeli Navy’s victims, tasered repeatedly in the arms and legs, was Elik Elhanan, a member of the Bereaved Families Circle, which is composed of Palestinians and Jews who have lost loved ones in the conflict and who campaign for an end to the violence. Their slogan is: `Nothing Will Change Until We Talk’. Elik’s father, Rami, was on the Irene, the Jewish Boat To Gaza, two years ago, when Yonatan Shapira and his brother Itamar were also violently attacked.

Locked into fear and hatred, the last thing this Israeli government can tolerate is peaceful communication between Israelis and Palestinians. That it can exercise this behaviour with impunity implicates mainstream media, notably the BBC, whose coverage consists solely of conveying the official Israeli news release, and European governments, who, Pavlovian slaves to the US green light, maintain their silence. Thus Netanyahu repeats the lie about the Irene, that there was no resistance and no violence; and the crime of the collective punishment of Gaza continues.

Yonatan was on this boat too. As his mother has stated: `He knows that the Israeli government is doing something unthinkable and we won’t be able to end the conflict like that.’

We send our admiration and heartfelt support to the crew of the Estelle.

Glyn Secker, Captain of The Jewish Boat To Gaza, for the Executive Committee of Jews For Justice For Palestinians – Two Peoples, One Future.

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