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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



Beleagured PM blames fake news and conspiracies

Netanyahu has stayed in power so long because he’s Mr. Security and because supporters need to believe his claims of fake news and a media witch hunt. But, says Amos Harel, his judgment has become very flakey threatening his image as a safe pair of hands.

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This week’s


From EU and British engagement in MidEast wars – while diplomatically remaining detached – through the US attempt to outlaw support for BDS and the women of Al Aqsa to the scary rally for an ailing Israeli PM.

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Ban boycotts, ban free speech

Trade figures show that the BDS is having an imperceptible effect on the Israeli economy. So why are Israel, many American states, and, here, the US Congress taking such effortful risks to try to outlaw the practice and proposals of boycott while the same people support a harsh boycott of Russia?

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EU funding for Israeli military

Before two preposterous leaders, Pres. Trump and N. Korea’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong-un began their bluster war, the prevailing mode of 21st century war was what Jeff Halper called ‘pacification’ – military plus to keep a people passive without annihilating them. This they sold to other governments with restive populations, tried and tested on the Palestinians. So the discovery that Elbit systems, nominally a private company, has been handsomely rewarded by the EU through its 2020 Horizon programme is not surprising. We know this thanks to a few diligent MEPs, not one of them British.

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MidEast wars – great British business opportunity

Popular and parliamentary pressure has led to increasing restrictions on what British-made weapons may be sold to which country. Getting contracts used to be a simple matter of bribing the right person with the right amount of gifts. Now the industry relies on senior ministers to sell their implements of death and destruction, here, as revealed in released archives, during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

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Is non-violence a new, hopeful model?

Palestine Monitor interviews Mustafa Barghouti about the peaceful mass protest outside Al Aqsa. He disagrees with those who saw it as a wholly religious initiative as secular people were alongside the religious – achieving a unique unity. He believes it lifted the dead feelings of depression and hopelessness, that it worked and hopes it will spread as the mode of resistance. It depends on the party factions….

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M. le President – what of the anti-Zionist Jews?

Shlomo Sand, the Israeli historian who renounced his Jewishness, writes a letter (CounterPunch article) to President Macron who, after a promising start, said in a speech welcoming PM Netanyahu “Anti-Zionism is the reinvented form of anti-Semitism”.

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Where Bibi has brought his people: “Death to journalists”

These are two scary reports from Israeli papers of the recent rally held by PM Netanyahu for no purpose other than for his fans to express their adulation for him and their hatred of all his critics, the rule of law and, especially, the media.

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The women defenders of Al-Aqsa

Photos of the successful, peaceful protest at the establishment of security gates outside the Lion’s gate to the Al Aqsa mosque featured many men as did interviews. In everyday life, the principal defenders of the mosque are women members of the Islamic movement. We had to look to older articles to find the reports.

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The religious govern Al-Aqsa crisis

The civil disobedience of Jerusalemites outside Haram Al-Sharif attracted mass support because if was free of the usual factionalism of political leadership and was instead a peaceful protest led by people with religious authority says Ahmad Melhem.

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Post-Bibi Possibilities

As Israel’s Prime Minister goes down, ensnared in corruption scandals, Mitchell Plitnick says he and his right wing have so changed the landscape no successor can salvage a realistic peace process.

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Can national liberation still be the Palestinian goal?

Hussein Agha and Ahmad Samih Khalidi, old hands in the peace process, say the PLO leadership is past its sell-by date – and with it, the idea of a national liberation movement. Yet Palestinian political identity is growing stronger and that will need forms of political expression.

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Unpunishable killings

This is a Visualising Palestine graphic which identifies how the (still living) Palestinians in Gaza have been unable to get any redress through Israel’s military court system, despite the massive damage done to them – over 2100 killed – and their environment by the IDF.

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American states mobilise for Israel

So far, 21 of the 50 states of America have passed laws which prohibit any unit of the state from doing business with any body which supports BDS. The purpose is primarily rhetorical but the laws could be used to crush support or propaganda for any form of BDS.

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Wealthy backers desert Netanyahu

Allegations of Netanyahu’s corruption have made him, in the court of rich people’s opinion, a man who can no longer be backed without embroiling them in a tawdry court case. Where there’s a corrupter there are the corrupted.

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Why did EC put known Israeli racist in top PR post?

An Israeli who is a ‘known right-wing nationalist’ and racist was appointed by the EC as the frontman for its campaign to promote its relations with Israel. A 5-second google would have revealed his politics – and his habitual use of coarse language. Two comments.

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In Memoriam: Reuven Moskovitz

Reuven Moskovitz, a proud member of the crew on the Irene, our JfJfP Jewish Boat To Gaza in 2010, has died.

Glyn Secker, captain of the Irene, remembers him.

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This week’s


Summary of, and links to, this week’s postings on the JfJfP website

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As the vultures circle…

As the vultures circle, Gideon Levy argues there is little to celebrate as Netanyahu’s end draws nigh. He mocks the belief that it can’t be worse than Netanyahu. He may be going, but Israel is staying the way it is.

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Building a broad based movement for Israel/Palestine

Robert A. H. Cohen, author of the Writing from the Edge blog, spoke at the annual ‘Gathering’ of British Quakers this week. His topic: building a broad based movement for Israel/Palestine. His diagnosis of the problem: a movement requires a broad consensus. Where might that come from? From a clear, bold, easy to understand message: equal rights.

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