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JfJfP comments


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

Comments in 2012 and 2011



Timelines and Maps

Page last updated 29 Oct 2015


We offer this series of timelines and maps in order to support this ORIGINS OF AND BACKGROUND TO THE CONFLICT section. Do let us know if you come across others that would be worth linking to.



1. Chronology from November 1947 to 2006

This chronology, from Avi Shlaim’s magisterial account The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World, can be downloaded here. It is reproduced with the author’s permission.


2. BBC Timeline of the conflict

Good overview to 2005


3. Presbyterian Church

A timeline showing the history of Israel-Palestine from 1300 BCE to 2006 CE.


4. History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

“The history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has a convenient elasticity; it changes dramatically depending on who is telling it and where they start the story… For this reason, certain events of the timeline include both a Palestinian (on the right side) and an Israeli (on the left side) perspective…”.

Most of the information in this timeline is based on the BBC’s In Depth: Middle East Peace Process website. View the entire timeline as a PDF


5. Historical timeline from pre-historic times to 2014
By Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Pros & Cons

A rather daunting 27,000 word timeline, with extensive quotations from very varied sources to describe each event singled out on the timeline. Use with care!


6. Timeline of the Occupation, 1967-2007
Neve Gordon, israelsoccupation website, 2007

Neve Gordon’s book Israel’s Occupation published in 2007 described itself as the first complete history of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. There is a website devoted to the book and issues around the occupation including a detailed chronology, 1967-2007, linked to above.


Historical maps

1. Mainly historical maps
From the Palestine remembered website

Around 20 maps, largely historical, mainly from before and up to 1949 but a handful from the nineties as well. Including an ‘extremely rare map of Palestine before al-Nakba’ signed by Moshe Dayan!


2. The Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs

Maps dating from 1878 to 2006: ‘A first series of maps follows the path of modern Palestinian history in chronological order, focusing on key demographic themes and political milestones, as well as identifying the various proposals posited for the resolution of the Palestine Question (Chapters 1-3). Jerusalem itself is of such intrinsic importance to Palestinian history and to the resolution of the Palestine-Israel conflict, that a separate section is devoted, in detail, to its changing circumstances (Chapter 4). Core issues, such as water and refugees, are also addressed in isolation within a separate chapter (Chapter 5).’


3. Le Monde Diplomatique 

Around twenty maps produced by Le Monde Diplomatique to accompany its analyses of the Middle East conflict. Mainly recent, but some historical. French has the advantage of referring to the settlements as what they really are: “colonies”.


4. Misc maps

University of Florida, historical maps of the holy land, mainly nineteenth century, on the University of Florida website.


See also our webpage History and maps of the occupation

Contents of this section


a) General introduction
b) Timelines and maps

c) From earliest times to the present – introductions and overviews
d) The Palestinian refugees

e) From 1948 to 1967
f) Oslo and after
g) Gaza’s special history

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