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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


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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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Right to move freely is honoured

Gisha nominated for the Human Rights Tulip award

August 28, 2017.

Gisha is one of ten nominees for the Human Rights Tulip award for individuals and organizations who promote human rights in innovative ways, given by the Dutch Foreign Ministry. The voting process is open to the public until September 6. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will select the winner of the award, choosing from the three candidates to receive the most votes by the public.

Click here to vote for Gisha and support our work to promote human rights in Gaza.

The above image is a portion of a sign that hangs in the hallway of Gisha’s offices, just outside the rooms where our in-take coordinators receive calls from Gaza residents wishing to travel to and from the Strip. “Freedom,” it reads, and underneath it are stickers of birds, each with a name and a date.

Each sticker of a bird flying free refers to an individual, or family, who, with Gisha’s help, was able to exercise the basic right of freedom of movement, and travel to or from Gaza to visit family, to study or to realize professional goals.

Whenever one of our clients travels successfully, another sticker goes on the wall, representing another bird that can fly free, if only for a short while.

Gisha is the only NGO, Israeli or otherwise, that promotes freedom of movement for Gaza; a place where the basic right to travel has been undermined and violated for over a decade. With each passing year, the need and demand for our help increases.

The prestigious Tulip Award would bring recognition and visibility to Gisha’s work and also to the dire situation in the Gaza Strip. More importantly, it would allow us to continue promoting freedom of movement and to challenge Israel’s policy, which has stifled Gaza’s economy and isolated Gaza from the West Bank. Even legitimate security challenges don’t justify and can’t explain these measures, which, for over a decade, have prevented nearly two million civilians in Gaza from reaching their full potential and from leading dignified, prosperous lives. They are caught in the middle and deserve our vote of confidence that life can and must be better.

We need your help to reach the final stage of the award process. Take a minute and vote for Gisha to receive the Human Rights Tulip award.

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