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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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The week in brief

jfjfpThis last week has seen a number of interesting postings. Here a few brief comments on a selection of them:

Tsipi Livni’s visit to the UK to address a JNF fundraiser was cancelled when an arrest warrant for her was issued. A number of postings deal with it and its aftermath: these include Daniel Machover’s alternative to David Miliband’s abject apology to Livni; and comment on the move to restrict the application of  universal jurisdiction, designed to negate it by subjecting it to the political calculations of the government of the day.

Refusenik (Sministit) Or Ben-Dor has been gaoled again – messages of support most welcome.

The town of Lifta to the west of Jerusalem, its residents driven out in 1948, has remained empty ever since, the Israeli authorities not allowing its former residents to return. Now the Jerusalem Municipality has produced plans to turn it into a luxurious and exclusive Jewish development…

Activist David Shulman offers some suggestions as to what can be done to protest about the Sheikh Jarrar evictions, Michel Warshawski writes on the arrest of Abdallah Abu Rahman of Bil’in.

JfJfP issued a statement about the labelling of settlement goods.

And Gaza. Always Gaza. As the anniversary of the outbreak of the war on Gaza approaches, we link to the extended Guardian article “Gaza – Childhood in Ruins”, a disturbing and moving account of the situation in Gaza today by Guardian Foreign Editor, Harriet Sherwood; and to Gisha’s dismantling of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs apologia about the realities in Gaza.

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