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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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A very happy Chanukah to all our supporters

jfjfpThis past week ending 13th December 2009

It’s been an interesting week as the articles listed below will testify.

First, two takes on the Chanukah story, Mark Braverman’s ‘Rededicating the Temple: A Hanukah Homily’ and Tony Karom’s Revisiting Chanukah from a ‘J-theist’ angle.

And then of course, Defra has (finally!) come up with guidance notes on the labelling of settlement goods – and they are good news indeed. They don’t go as far as we would like, and do not raise the issue as to why, if settlements are illegal (as Her Majesty’s Government accepts without quibble), settlement goods are not. But nonetheless, a real step forward and congratulations to all who have been campaigning over a long period of time on this issue.

At the same time, the situation in both Israel and the OPT continues to deteriorate. The much-trumpeted plan to develop the Negev will involve further massive discrimination against the Bedouin who happen to live there – not that that stops the JNF collecting for this purpose in the UK. And the repression on non-violent resistance continues apace, with demolitions, evictions and the arrest of Abdallah Abu Rahmah, Coordinator of Bil’in’s Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements and the usual army attacks on the weekly demonstrations there –  as well as ongoing hostility towards human-rights activists within Israel itself.

Finally, the discrimination against Palestinians with Gazan IDs in the West Bank continues, with the High Court upholding the Israeli state’s demand for Berlanty Azzam’s expulsion. Israel admits that it has no security concerns about her and that she was removed only because the address on her identity card is in Gaza.

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