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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



The JC – true to form

jcWe carried a story mid-August about the Jewish Chronicle which had devoted most of its front page and page two to a ’scoop’ about JfJfP’s consultation on boycott, divestment and sanctions, allowing us a letter in reply.

Well, last week they published a letter in response from one Susanne Fisher, just about as long as ours, repeating the old slanders and adding some new ones. A further response was sent off but with minimal expectation of it being published. Our expectations were met. It wasn’t published. Well here it is.

‘Cheap slanders dropped in as though they were fact’ is, avows Susanne Fisher (Letters, August 28), ‘a good description of [JfJfP’s] unrelenting efforts to delegitimise and harm Israel’. ‘Baseless accusations of Israel’s villainy’ abound at our meetings, she further avows.

Curious. Our meetings aren’t taken up with accusations or cheap slanders but with reports, evidence, discussion and analysis. Ms Fisher says that she ‘would urge your readers to attend JfJfP meetings’. Please do so where you will be most welcome.

Richard Kuper
Jews for Justice for Palestinians

and a helpful one from Deborah Maccoby, also not published

Susanne Fisher (Letters July 28) gives a welcome boost to Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JfJfP) by writing “I would urge your readers to attend JfJfP meetings, as I have often done, to see and hear for themselves its true agenda.”

It is a pity, though, that Ms Fisher herself has learnt nothing from her attendance at these meetings and describes well-documented evidence of violations of human rights and international law as “baseless”.

Ms Fisher asks how JfJfP can “claim that its latest initiative of boycott, divestment and sanctions, aimed uniquely at Israel, is out of concern for Israel’s well-being?” Israeli dissidents such as Jeff Halper and Neve Gordon have come to the conclusion that only outside pressure on Israel, in the form of selective boycotts, divestment and sanctions, can stop it becoming an apartheid state increasingly in the grip of the extreme right. This is a view that at least deserves respect, not vilification.

Yours faithfully,

Deborah Maccoby
Signatory: Jews for Justice for Palestinians

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