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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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Support the Refuser Movements

rsn17 December 2009

A letter from the Refuser Solidarity Network

Dear friend,

Yes, it’s that time of the year.  You are, no doubt, hearing from many groups, asking for your support.  We hope that you will be able to extend some of that financial assistance to the refuser movements in Israel.

It has been a challenging year, starting with Israel’s devastating attacks on Gaza infrastructure and people.  The peace process has gone nowhere, with Israel flagrantly rejecting President Obama’s demand to freeze settlement activity.

A new “crop” of Shministim (high schoolers who announce refusal to be conscripted into the IDF) made themselves known with the publication of their letter, followed by jail terms for several.  In addition, increasing numbers of reservists are again refusing to go to the Palestinian territories, many of them citing Gaza as the latest in a long and very depressing series of “last straws.”  They are also paying for their conscience with prison sentences.

As part of its attack on Gaza, the Government of Israel also launched broad attacks on those within Israel who oppose its policies and actions towards Palestinians.  Most notably, activists in New Profile were targeted for a criminal investigation and harassed by the police.

As is so often the case with this conflict, there is little good news to report.  On the other hand, the refuser organizations have maintained and in some cases increased their levels of activity and impact.

We believe that the refusers remain among the most important voices and activists inside Israel (and, increasingly, among Palestinians as well, through Combatants for Peace).  You will find detailed information from several of the refuser groups in this message.  You can also find out much more by visiting our website and then clicking through to the websites of the groups.

We hope that you will continue your support of these organizations with an end of year, tax deductible contribution.  You can do so very easily with your credit card by going here and clicking on the Donate Now button.  You will also find instructions on our website for donating by check.

Many thanks in advance for your support,
The RSN Board of Directors

The Shministim, Israel’s young conscientious objectors.
Yesh G’vul, an Israeli group supporting soldiers with the difficult decision to refuse.
New Profile provides education and support for nonviolent solutions.
Combatants for Peace brings together ex-soldiers from both sides for speaking tours.
Courage to Refuse
hosts the Combatant’s Letter, a statement of refusal signed by over 600 IDF personnel
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