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JfJfP comments


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



A Signatory’s Letter to the JC

Dear Sir,

Can I believe my eyes? JfJfP – an anti-Israel organisation? Not in the comment section, where an opinion may legitimately be given, but right there in the news section, as if it were a fact?

Dammit, I’m a member of JfJfP. I hope nobody who knows me is going to turn around and call me anti-Israeli. It passes my understanding how anyone who cares a rap about Israel or its ever more precarious future can be anything other than anti- the present government of Israel, with failed-prime-minister Bibi at its head and that poisonous, racist crook Leiberman prominent in it – at least until he gets his collar felt. Does Leon Simons, who wrote the lead story, have the remotest knowledge of what is going on in the occupied territories – what is happening to the soul of Israel through those who govern her, run her military, and through the young men and women who carry out the occupation in their name? How does he feel when Palestinians are evicted from their homes, and on their heels as they are dragged away by our boys, in walk a bunch of settlers who claim the property is theirs? I could go on. And on.

I am for Israel, and so is JfJfP. But Israel couldn’t survive without her supporters abroad and her rulers cannot afford to ignore their opinion, even though they may pretend to. When a country is behaving badly, those who care about or belong to her cannot take refuge in ‘My country right or wrong’. They have to stand up and say, “This has to stop.” That is what the boycott is about and that is what JfJfP stand for.

Yours etc.

Lynne Reid Banks.

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