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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

15 April: Letter re Ed Miliband and Israel

11 Jan: Letter to the Guardian in response to Jonathan Freedland on Charlie Hebdo

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

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

2013:

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

Comments in 2012 and 2011

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A call to diaspora Jews

If You Care About Israel, Silence Is No Longer an Option!

As we approach June 2017, fifty years of Israeli military control over the Palestinians, Israel stands at a crossroads. The present situation is disastrous.

The prolonged occupation is inherently oppressive for Palestinians and fuels mutual bloodshed. It undermines the moral and democratic fabric of the State of Israel and hurts its standing in the community of nations.

Our best hope for the future – the surest path toward security, peace, and prosperity – lies in a negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that will result in the establishment of an independent Palestinian State alongside the State of Israel.

We call upon Jews around the world to join with Israeli partners for coordinated action to end the occupation and build a new future, for the sake of the State of Israel and the generations to come.  

Click here to answer the call


On the Days of Awe, HaYamim HaNoraim, we come together for teshuva, as individuals, as a community and as a people. Teshuva, repentance, is a cycle of acknowledgement, forgiveness and change. We recognize that our actions have consequences, we take responsibility for having erred or harmed others, and we make amends. Our future welfare depends on this process: through teshuva we hope to change our gezira, our fate, regarding the year to come.

The fiftieth year of Israel’s rule over the Palestinians is an opportunity for teshuva on the collective level: to acknowledge the way that Israel’s action have been harmful, to ask for forgiveness and to commit to making change.  In a very real sense, a better future for Israel depends on such a process.

We have collected materials to encourage reflection, acknowledgement and collective repentance regarding Israel’s continued rule over the Palestinians. Leading figures from Israel and Jewish communities created prayers, sermons and poems for use during the High Holidays.

All of the texts are available free of charge, in Hebrew and English.

List of contents:

An address for Yom Kippur / Rami Pinchover

Vidui / Rabbis for human rights

Now,  did the hands of Moshe make or break  the battle / Pinchas Leiser

Zchut ezrach / Leah Shakdiel

Iyun Tefillah and Meditation before reciting “U’vakhen” /  Arik Ascherman

Blessings over symbolic foods / Dalia Marx

TESHUVA / Chaim Seidler-Feller

The Situation / David Grossman

 

 

 
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