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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

May plucks her mate from Ulster bible belt

Mrs. May has chosen for a prop the woman who crashed the Stormont government after refusing to accept responsibility for the ‘cash for ash’ scheme she introduced. She belongs to the most conservative Christian Zionist party in the UK -Ulster identifies with little besieged Israel. An introduction to Arlene Foster

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Gaza carries the can for power owners

How absolutely wrong it is that the weakest people in the region – the Palestinians living in besieged Gaza – should be the ones made to live without sanitation, fresh water, electric light. And this is during the long hot days of Ramadan. WHO has stepped in to do what it can.

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Fear drives all Israelis

Philip Weiss, an American anti-Zionist, started Mondoweiss in 2007. He is a frequent visitor to Israel. In this essay he finds a people driven by fear of Palestinians – or that’s how they justify their unashamed racism.

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The games Netanyahu plays

This is an interview with Yossi Alpher who has held many senior positions in Israeli security. The reason for the moves which are further destabilising the MidEast are not clear to anyone but Alpher pinpoints the Saudi-Trump ‘love fest’ as a key agent of change as well as Netanyahu’s machinations. Alpher is APN’s regular man in the know.

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Saudi hypocrisy on armed groups

Qatar and Qatari diplomats have been expelled from all Saudi-led bodies on the grounds of supporting terrorism. The supporters and financiers of armed groups wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq are those same Gulf states. Al Monitor garners opinions.

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London Palestine expo libelled by Israel loyalists

Palestine Expo 2017, a display of Palestinian culture, is at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London on 8-9 July. This is driving the right, led by the Gatestone Institute and its wealthy founder Nina Rosenwald, wild. For them, the only meaning of Palestinian is barbaric and they are doing what they can to damn the exhibition. Show them wrong.

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Balfour100: celebrate the ‘wrong sort of Jew’

The Balfour centenary is being treated by the Jewish establishment and, of course, Mrs May as the occasion for mass festivities. That will exclude many Jews and Palestine supporters. But, says Robert Cohen, the Amos Trust has organised a long walk to Jerusalem under the slogan ‘Equal rights for all who call the Holy Land home.’

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Bibi aims to cut funds to NGOs and stop them taking up Palestinian rights

Fending off Jewish Home, PM Netanyahu lets it be known that he plans to vitiate agencies that speak for Palestinian rights and block their access to the Israeli High Court of Justice.

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Hunting the enemies within

Chemi Shalev raises the alarm about the incremental steps of far-right ministers (from Habayit Hayehudi) to exclude anyone to the left of them (most people) from any position of influence.

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No electricity brings Gaza to the boil

In Gaza, the temperature is forecast to rise to 31º by the end of this week. With no electricity, Palestinians will swelter in the heat amidst the stench of untreated wastewater and sewage. The uncooked Iftar meal will be eaten in the dark. The Qatar, Saudi, Hamas, Iran imbroglio underlies this crisis.

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This week’s postings@JfJfP.com

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Assessments of what Israel means to and has become to friends, critics, enemies in the sixty-nine years of its existence and especially the fifty-year old occupation continue this week, June 5th-11th, 2017. The best range of analyses has been gathered by MERIP. We reproduce the first 2 or 3 of their daily collations: The capture […]

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Good boy becomes Jewish terrorist

There’s no direct line from being a civil rights campaigner to being a violent Jewish settler but it’s not that uncommon according to Sara Yael Hirschhorn’s new book. If one cause is found wanting, another will be found, often after an intense experience.

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EU parliament ignores advice and votes for muddled definition of antisemitism

Last month, the EU parliament voted, 479:101 , to accept the now notorious definition of antisemitism by the IHRA. A QC’S opinion found it not fit for purpose; Jewish groups wrote to the parliament urging them not to support the motion. All were ignored. Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi reports

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It’s not the Occupation, it’s the settler colonial system

This the second set of selected articles from MERIP’s admirable collation of analyses on the 50-year occupation. There are many ideas here but we’ve selected one – the settler colonialism of which the Occupation is just one manifestation. Opposing that is of a different order.

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Gulf states, more money than sense

Until last week, Qatar was part of the so-called ‘Sunni coalition’. Now it’s out. Its friendships with Iran and Hamas – infuriating Israel – were blamed. But says Amotz Asa-El in JPost, all the wealthy Gulf states squander their wealth on vanity projects and luxuries for the monarchies leaving the impoverished mass to their misery.

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The block impeding coalition against Iran

In Foreign Affairs, Yousef Munayyer, Palestinian-American analyst, scorns the idea that Israel and the Arab monarchies can form a strategic alliance against Iran. Yes Arab people do not trust Iran; they distrust the US more not least because it’s tied to Israel, the engineer of Palestinian disempowerment.

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Soldiers as settlers’ bodyguards

It is often not clear to young soldiers what exactly their duties are in the West Bank. According to Breaking the Silence this is not a problem where there are settlers. Their job is to protect the settlers, their property and their freedom of movement.

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Israelis may not question Occupation

NGOs are the most articulate critics of Israel’s occupation. In response the government last year tried to limit their effectiveness with its ‘transparency’ (anti-NGO) bill. Only senior officers in the security services enjoy free speech. John Reed tells it how it is.

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A time to put our bodies on the machine

The Sumud Freedom camp on the site of an evicted Palestinian village is becoming an international symbol of non-violent resistance. It is drawing many Jewish, Palestinian and peace activist supporters.

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We need bold leaders who stand against the violence done in our name

Emily Hilton returns from doing solidarity work – including the Sumud Freedom camp which many diaspora Jews support – with fresh anger about what is done by ingratiating leaders in the name of Judaism and all Jews

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