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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

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21 Aug: JfJfP on Jeremy Corbyn

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19 June Statement on the three kidnapped teenagers

25 April: Exec statement on Yarmouk

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24 Jan: Support for Riba resolution

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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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Ahmedinijad abuses the Palestinians (again)

3633109370_66d61481f61The Iranian president’s latest piece of holocaust denial has been widely condemned. From the US to Germany to Moscow his bilious assertion that the Holocaust is a myth has been roundly condemned. Ahmedinijad used the occasion of Al Quds day to promulgate his claims. It’s an annual demonstration and rally in support of the Palestinians that Ayatollah Khomeini fixed for the last day of Ramadan. There were further clashes between pro and anti-goverment supporters. What this means for internal Iranian political stability is unclear, though it would suggest that the unrest and street fighting following the elections earlier this year is not going to disappear – and it is not JfJfP’s specific province to analyse. (For some first hand reporting & photos try From Tehran with Love.) But one thing is clear. Ahmedinijad once again exploited the plight of Palestinians in order to gain domestic political capital. He has a history of grandstanding and abusing the Palestinian cause as a tool for his own anti-semitic purposes. The Palestinians can only lose when Ahmedinijad repeatedly comes up with such racist claptrap. And it is the extreme right who gains (scroll down to para 10 and onwards).

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