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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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Russell Tribunal on Palestine launched

As you’ve now probably heard, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine has been launched on 4 March in Brussels. The press conference was a success, 28 journalists attended (including Reuters), around 100 people altogether (ambassadors, writers, senators, directors…) were present.

The next step is now to organise what we had started working on last year: A UK national committee.

The goals of the national committee will be:

– Raise awareness about the tribunal (create a national support committee with famous names….)
– Fundraise
– Start thinking about local experts that could take part in it (historians, lawyers, scientist, physicians…)

The tribunal first session should take place by the end of the year at the latest

In the meantime you can check the website.

Videos of Press conference launching the Russell Tribunal on Palestine are now available

Ken Loach:
Ken Coates:
Paul Laverty:
Stephane Hessel (in French):
Raji Surani:
Leila Shahid (in French): soon to come
Pierre Galand (in French): soon to come
Jean Ziegler (in French):
Nurit Peled:

For anyone who would like to post videos on websites, blogs….you’ll find the embbed codes on the video page. Please also include our website:

A 15 mins film about the launch will soon be available.

Best regards
Frank Barat

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