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2016:

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

2015:

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

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2014:

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

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28 Mar: EJJP letter in support of Dutch pension fund PGGM's decision to divest from Israeli banks

24 Jan: Support for Riba resolution

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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

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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

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Tair Kaminer starts her fifth spell in gaol


Tair Kaminer in an interval between imprisonments

A Mitzvah after Pesach

From JfJfP executive committee
May 06, 2016

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO SEND GREETINGS TO TAIR KAMINER

While the British media are convulsed by a manufactured rumpus about antisemitism in the Labour Party, in Israel there are real issues to confront. Tair Kaminer is a brave young Israeli woman who is confronting the Occupation.

Tair is refusing to do military service because she is not willing to help enforce the Occupation. Just before she was first called up, she issued a statement which began:

My name is Tair Kaminer. I am 19. A few months ago, I ended a year of volunteering with the Israeli Boy and Girl Scouts in the town of Sderot, on the Gaza Strip border. In a few days, I will be going to jail.

An entire year I volunteered in Sderot, working with children living in a war zone, and it was there that I decided to refuse service in the Israeli military. My refusal comes from my will to make a contribution to the society of which I am a part and make this a better place to live, from my commitment to the struggle for peace and equality.

In the IDF’s cat and mouse game, refuseniks are sentenced to 25-30 days, then released, called up again and re-sentenced. Tair has just started her fifth period in gaol: when it ends, she will have spent 125 days inside, more than any other refusenik to date. It is perfectly possible she will continue going in and out of prison.

It would be great if we could overwhelm Tair with messages of support to kaminer@googlegroups.com*. Anything, long or short, greetings, stories, jokes, political reflections (but probably, jokes will be more welcome!) … anything to show we are on Tair’s side. Also please copy your messages to reuven.kaminer@gmail.com and naomiwayne@jfjfp.com.

* Thank you so much to everyone who has already emailed support to Tair Kaminer.  We have had lots of responses and are delighted – and we hope that many more people will write to her.

However, we know that some people are experiencing bounce back from the googlegroups address – so we are asking new emailers not to use it.  Instead, please write via reuven.kaminer@gmail.com and ask Reuven to forward your message to Tair.    Please do continue to copy to naomiwayne@jfjfp.com.

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