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JfJfP comments


2016:

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

2015:

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

2014:

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

2013:

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

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Posts

Enforcing poverty in East Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a primary destination for many tourists. However the number of tourists happy to stay in East Jerusalem has declined. Curfews, high taxes on local businesses, road blocks, checkpoints… E Jerusalem urgently needs a plan for its recovery and growth argues Nur Arafeh.

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Palestinian students in UK demand resignation of V-P

The damage done by Israeli interference in British political life is incalculable. Rightly, Palestinians here protest. Any pro-Israel tactic is going to be an anti-Palestinian move. Al Jazeera has captured recent plots – for instance, to oust the president of the NUS, also in this posting. But what of the past? The damage caused to British Jews is also incalculable. Why do Israeli officials feel it right and necessary for them to do this?

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Israeli subversion is issue of national security says Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has quite rightly said that the evidence of the Israeli subversion of British political life, especially amongst students, shows a threat to national security and there should be a public inquiry, Hear hear. Write to your MP. This was a blip on the national news agenda. Stop the cover-up.

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Azaria is the only indicted killer out of 100s

The rift in Israeli society about the trial of Elor Azaria spreads. If it had been up to the civil state, he would never have been prosecuted (he was within the military system of justice). Voices of Palestinians asking – why just this one soldier – are rising. Amnesty condemns the normal impunity of soldiers who carry out extra-judicial killings.

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Settler death threats to user of camera

Emad Abu Shamsiyah is the Palestinian from Hebron who used a camera provided by Human Rights Defenders to film the shooting dead of Abed al-Fattah al-Sharif in Hebron, leading to the verdict against shooter Elor Azaria. Since then Shamsiyah has been the target of countless death threats from Israeli settlers for his use of that most potent defence against naked oppression – the camera.

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UK is held in Israel’s ‘golden chains’

There is no starker proof of the golden chains in which Israel has entangled the British political class, writes former diplomat Craig Murray, than the fact that subversive agent Shai Masot has not been expelled. Who is protecting him and why?

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Pictures from an illegal outpost

To defend each and every piece of Palestinian land from the increasingly aggressive, unchecked, settlers is not possible. Here David Shulman describes the efforts near several illegal outposts while Margaret Olim photographs them. Soldiers ignore the illegal settlers and their aggression – but are upset at being photographed. You might say it’s a picture of another ordinary day in Palestine – but no day is ordinary in a situation of ongoing criminality.

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EU leads action against settlements

The US decided not to veto resolution 2334 because of alarm at the increased pace of building settlements on Palestinian land. For the same reason the EU, Israel’s largest trading partner, decides to increase pressure on Israel and set up a P4+1 to agree on change. Uri Savir.

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Israeli corruption of British student life

It is now clear that, after the feeding frenzy about antisemitism among Labour students, Shami Chakrabarti should have instead investigated Israeli manipulation of student politics. Al Jazeera’s latest revelations are shocking – as is the willingness of the British press to follow the Israeli line. All this feeds the antisemitic stereotype of Jewish power plotters. But, obviously, the state of Israel is so much more important than the lives of ordinary Jews.

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May turns blind eye to Israeli subversion UK politics

The extraordinary evidence produced by Al Jazeera (posted here last Sunday) of extensive Israeli efforts to change British politics has been met with apparent calm by our PM. Mike Cushman and Free Speech on Israel arraign all those who have colluded with this foreign intervention.

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Jared’s job – manage your father-in-law

Trump has carried through his up-yours attitude to the make-up of his team. His latest appointment of son-in-law, Orthodox Jew Jared Kushner, is in line. Nepotistic appointments are legally dubious. Jared has the advantages of being loyal, family and bringing order to chaos- though whether he has any more time for Palestinians than does Trump is highly doubtful. Shmuel Rosner questions, New York magazine explains.

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Trump has no authority to set up embassy in Jerusalem

President Abbas has started a campaign to marshall opposition to moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Trump seems to be unaware that Jerusalem has a special and guarded status as a sacred city for Christians, Muslims and Jews. Treating it as an American province will have widespread repercussions.

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This week’s postings@JfJfP.com

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In this first full week of the new year, January 2nd-8th, 2017, there is no good in feeling relieved that the awfulness of 2016 is over. That was just the beginning of an ascendant and iconoclastic Right Wing, anti-intellectual, anti-‘expert’, anti-foreigner era. They began as they mean to carry on. However, the week did end with […]

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Israel’s plot against UK critics

The corridors of power resound with the bangs of doors slamming and feet running as Israeli diplomats put as much distance between their London embassy and a plot revealed by Al Jazeera to bring down MPs critical of Israeli policy, beginning with May’s chum and deputy foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan. The key transcript is included in the Mail article.

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Israel punishes UN with $6m cut in funding

Netanyahu’s snub to the U.N. is puny and petulant. Neither he nor his U.N. ambassador can give a coherent justification for settlements or the outposts’ ‘regulation bill’ – so they sink into claiming the 15-person UNSC is ‘anti-Israel’ .

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‘Only Israeli Jews feel strongly connected to their land’

Miri Regev’s view of history, as retold by Kobi Niv, is comical if inventive; she is as unsuited to be Israel’s culture minister as her hero D. Trump is to be America’s president. Well, stuff happens.

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Amira Hass: face the facts Yehoshua

Writer AB Yehoshua, a long-term critic of the Occupation, argues that granting Israeli residency status to Palestinians in Area C would give them access to many rights until 2 states can be achieved. Amira Hass challenges his argument saying all it does is create yet another division amongst Palestinians – and many of his facts are wrong.

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Welcome Trump and the end of pretence

Had Clinton won we’d be living through more years of a do nothing, go nowhere ‘peace process’ minus Obama’s empathy for the Palestinians. Robert Cohen hopes Trump’s gung-ho Israelism will tear away the shield of prevarication.

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Are Jews white?

In English parlance ‘white’ once meant honourable, upright – as distinct from natives and proletariat. This is a debate in Forward about whether or not only Ashkenazi Jews are white – or whether ANY Jews are. It’s a response to Trump and whether Jews should classify themselves as non-white in order to side with those outcast from “White” privilege and property.

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Far-Right are greatest fans of Israel

Glenn Greenwald’s article, the Intercept, first published last November (before the Austrian election), remarks on a phenomenon we have noted but needs further examination. That is, the far-right has thrown off its characteristic antisemitism and replaced it with an anti-Islam platform. Israel is seen as the bulwark against Islam and is, ironically, lauded by far-right groups. Israel welcomes these new fans.

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