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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, 11-17 January 2010 – a summary of recent postings


Two interesting screenings on TV – last week’s Israeli film “Defamation” by Yoav Shamir on the subject of antisemitism (you can catch it online for another day or two at least on Channel 4, and the discussion of it by Antony Lerman and David Hirsh on ‘Comment is Free’); and Panorama’s film on the battle for Jerusalem (postponed from last week) which will now be screened on Monday 18 January.

Some good news, in that Jamal Juma’ and Mohammed Othman, veteran campaigners against the Wall, were both released last week. But many others languish in administrative detention; and now Jared Malsin, chief English editor for the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency, is threatened with deportation – and may well be out of the country by the time you read this item. His crime: authoring news stories “inside the territories” and articles “criticizing the State of Israel.”…

Amnesty International has launched a campaign to stop the government taking control over the right to enforce universal jurisdiction away from the courts and is calling for support.

Aviad Kleinberg in his article “The First Hebrew Ghetto” reports Netanyahu as saying that “Eventually, there will be no choice but to fence Israel in on all directions”. The enemy this time: not terrorists, but asylum seekers from Sudan and elsewhere.

Akiva Eldar reports that Abbas’s call last year to postpone consideration of the Goldstone Report at the UN came after Shin Bet leant heavily on him. And Helga Baumgarten’s evaluation of the balance of power within Fatah suggests that someone from within the security forces in a more likely successor to Abbas than is Marwan Barghouti.

Moshe Halbertal’s article “The Goldstone Illusion: What the U.N. report gets wrong about Gaza” has become the touchstone of those who supported the war on Gaza. Following David Shulman’s (posted here on 22 December 2009), there is now a response from eight of Halbertal’s students.

Finally, Experience Travel Tours (ETT) encourages people to visit the Occupied Territories and Israel to be eye-witnesses to the situation on the ground

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