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JfJfP comments


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




The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) brings internationals to the West Bank to experience life under occupation. Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) provide protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitor and report human rights abuses and support Palestinians and Israelis working together for peace.

In June 2012 the Church of England General Synod came under pressure from the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) and the Jewish Leadership Council (JLC), who lobbied for it to reject the motion which, among other clauses, expressed its support for the work of EAPPI.

On 25th June JfJfP issued a statement against this intimidation and in support of the motion. We are pleased to announce that the Synod refused to be intimidated and the motion submitted by Dr John Dinnen was adopted in its entirely. Here are links to a variety of articles telling the story:

Board of Deputies launches attack on Christian churches’ programme

This posting has 5 items:

1) Ben White’s report on Board of Deputies campaign;
2) We Believe in Israel petition;
3) Excerpt from paper by Dr John Dinnen;
4) Jewish Chronicle  spots one of Board’s deliberate mistakes;
5) Ben White introduces Statement from JfJfP

Church of England backs Palestine motion in spite of strong Israel lobby pressure. Ben White’s account of Synod’s decision, Electronic Intifada 7th July 2012

Finally, on this episode, Unpublished letters to the JC: Whatever one’s criticisms of the Jewish Chronicle over the years, it is nonetheless sad to see it sliding into the mire of both sectarianism and irrelevancy. Critical letters don’t often get published, but we still submit them from time to time. Follow this link to four unpublished offerings on this topic, plus a letter from an Ecumenical Accompanier that was published, but edited to lose its most telling detail.

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