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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



PA brings in peace groups to make its case

The PA will brings its case against settlement building to the UNSC next week. It has consulted with several Israeli peace groups and B’Tselem has said it will join the informal discussion at the UN

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Status of settlements at last shuffles to Security Council


The UN Security Council (UNSC) has long been helpless in relation to the Israeli occupation and Palestinian human rights because the USA always uses, or threatens, to use its veto. As Obama lives out his last months as president there is speculation he will use them to let the Palestinians present their case anad not use the veto.

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Abbas defies home hatred of Peres

What Pres. Abbas gained by his attendance at the funeral of Shimon Peres he lost at home where it was seen as distinctly unPalestinian to display sadness at the death of a man who had been instrumental in the quashing of Palestinian hopes.

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Fatah fears Hamas gains in West Bank

The sudden halt to the local elections in the oPt upset many but not, it seems, Fatah. As Hamas had agreed to take part, and had candidates in the West Bank, analysts are now saying the High Court decision was either set up or used by Fatah to buy time to ensure the continuation of its one-party rule in the West Bank.

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The ways of making seized Palestinian land ‘legally’ Israeli

Yesh Din -volunteers for human rights – has analysed the means Israel uses to confiscate Palestine land and declare it state land. Yesh Din also helps Palestinians bring legal challenges to these seizures, with some success.

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This week’s


This week, October 3rd-9th, the row centring on Jackie Walker seems, like most moments of hysteria and hyper-aggression, to be dwindling as anger about her persecution has spread. Many have sprung to her defence: Jews for Jackie. The Jewish Labour Movement has been handing out accusations of antisemitism like a neurotic headmaster faced with a […]

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The Schneider definition of antisemitism

When the Jewish Labour Movement began pouring boiling oil on Jackie Walker (in their view, for denying the reality of antisemitism) she issued a statement in which she recommended the definition by David Schneider which we post here.

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Making Zionists and Palestinians by blackmail and spying

Hillel Cohen’s history of how the 1929 Arab riots made the protagonists into Palestinians and Zionists is an unedifying story of violence, of dividing Palestinians into competing fractions, of blackmail and forced collaboration. Reviewer Yonatan Mendel says it ‘will make Jewish and Palestinian readers equally uncomfortable’.

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How Palestine became colonised

Here are two documentary videos from telesur-English that show, first, what it says in the title and second ‘Inside Palestine’s refugee camps’. Could be shown to groups for discussion,

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Labour’s gamble – twist or split?

The PM, with his very small majority, is said to want Labour to join his coalition. The Labour leader does not trust him, with good reason. Should the party move to the right and embrace the dominant ‘security first’ strategy or split between left and right factions?

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Jews for Jackie

It is extremely sad to see that Momentum has succumbed to the right-wing charge of Labour antisemitism and ditched Jackie Walker, a JfJfP signatory, as Vice-Chair of Momentum. Her knowledge of the African ‘holocaust’ is an asset to any group concerned with genocide; her question about the definition of antisemitism is timely. Momentum leaders are clods for failing to value her and to inform themselves about the debate on antisemitism.

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Foreign BDS supporters deported from Israel

The official line was that BDS campaign was puny. With the appointment of two ministers to run a very well funded anti-BDS unit the talk is now of ‘existential threat’ – another one!- and all security services put on alert to identify them and keep them out of Israel.

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Palestinian boy killed by direct shot of flare-bomb

Since last October, 56 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli ‘security’ forces. One of them was killed yesterday by a 40-mm flare bomb launched directly at his head which it set on fire. The IDF denies all responsibility. DCI and Ben White report.

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IDF kidnaps 13 women from boat to Gaza

Ma’an follows up the fate of the 13 women whose boat to Gaza – the fourth attempt to reach Gaza by sea since 2010. Eleven of them are in Givon prison, Ramla. The location of the other two has not yet been identified.

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Palestinians shun fake mourning for Peres

State funerals can be great occasions to display loyalty. No wonder most Palestinians ignored the ceremony for the death of Peres. Why should they pretend to be equal and integrated citizens when they so obviously are not?

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Alarm goes out for Women’s Boat to Gaza

The Women’s Boat to Gaza set out from Sicily last week, carrying 13 women. It was stopped and boarded by the Israeli navy on October 5th – although it was in international waters and such invasions constitute piracy. The Israeli action was illegal. The women’s was not.

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Unit 8200 – kills, spies and makes the path to riches

Unit 8200 is famous through its work of spying, hacking and assassination. It boasts of recruiting the top 1% of the top 1%. It has produced its own refuseniks who object to the power this gives them over Palestinians. Too much material here for a quick read but not too much for the subject matter.

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What kind of Jew am I?

Robert Cohen, wondering what Jewish camp he belongs to (Kairos), gives his anguished account of being Jewish when official Judaism bestows its blessing on the crushing of Palestinians.

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Can’t get Corbyn, let’s get Walker

Jonathan Cook, writing in support of Jacky Walker, comes into confrontation with the revived Jewish Labour Movement. Cook’s criticism of their anti-Corbyn and anti-Walker stance is, according to JLM, ‘antisemitic’. No wonder Ms Walker finds this term confusing.

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Invention of the sacred and the heretic

The word antisemitism has cast a spell over a large part of British media and the Jewish Labour Movement. The unique suffering of the Jews is sacred, any questioning of that is heresy. The persecution of Jackie Walker for her questions has reached across the Atlantic and Richard Silverstein takes up the case.

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