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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



Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)


Volunteering to accompany Palestinians and Israelis in their nonviolent actions and concerted advocacy efforts to end the occupation.


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. When they return home, EAs campaign for a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through an end to the occupation, respect for international law and implementation of UN resolutions.

EAPPI reached its 10th anniversary in November 2012.

Since it was set-up in 2002 at least 1,000 Ecumencial Accompaniers from 45 international teams have served from around the world, including at least 150 from the UK and Ireland.

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is a World Council of Churches (WCC) initiative which was established ten years ago in 2002 in response to a call made by the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, and Palestinian and Israeli NGOs. The mission of the EAPPI is to accompany Palestinians and Israelis in their nonviolent actions and concerted advocacy efforts to end the occupation.

The role of participants in the programme includes:

  • Monitoring and reporting violations of human rights and international humanitarian law
  • Supporting acts of nonviolent resistance alongside local Palestinian and Israeli activists
  • Offering protection through nonviolent presence
  • Engaging in public policy advocacy
  • Standing in solidarity with the churches and all those struggling against the occupation.

Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW), part of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain, co-ordinates the EAPPI in Britain and Ireland, under the auspices of the World Council of Churches. Partner churches and church-related organisations include:

  • Baptist Union of Great Britain
  • Christian Aid
  • Church of Scotland
  • Church Mission Society
  • Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
  • Iona Community
  • Methodist Church
  • Pax Christi UK
  • Scottish Episcopal Church
  • United Reformed Church
  • USPG

Since August 2002, hundreds of Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) from twenty countries have served in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Nearly 140 of these EAs were from Britain and Ireland. A further 20 from Britain and Ireland are serving in 2012.

The EAPPI is co-ordinated internationally by the World Council of Churches. Visit the WCC’s EAPPI website [offsite link] for more information about the programme as a whole.

Apply to be a volunteer.

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