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We provide links to articles we think will be of interest to our supporters, informing them of issues, events, debates and the wider context of the conflict. We are sympathetic to much of the content of what we post, but not to everything. The fact that something has been linked to here does not necessarily mean that we endorse the views expressed in it.
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Action Alerts


The BEDOUIN

We have posted more than 30 articles on The Bedouin of the Naqab/Negev over the last three years

See the JfJfP briefing note on Bedouin Palestinians of the Naqab and download our 2013 leaflet on the Prawer plan
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Did you know?



Settlements Generate Virtually No Economic Activity
"A recent Israeli government report estimated there are…$250 million in annual exports — [only] 0.55 percent of the national total — from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, territories the international community generally considers illegally occupied."
Jodi Rodoren cited by Richard Silverstein, 22 Jan 2014

Daily acts of violence committed by Jewish Israeli citizens against West Bank Palestinians
"These incidents — now particularly heightened during the olive harvest season — are not the aberration from the norm, but a regular feature of life in the occupied West Bank. In 2012, over 7,500 Palestinian olive trees were destroyed. In the 5-year period between 2007 and 2011, there was a 315 percent increase in settler violence."
Mairav Zonszein, Israel Must Stop Settler Violence, 8 November 2013
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Police impunity
After their own investigations establishing a prima facie violation, Btselem has lodged over 280 complaints of alleged police violence in the oPt since the start of the second Intifada: "we are aware of only 12 indictments" Btselem April 2013
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Runners in the first ever Bethlehem Marathon were forced to run two laps of the same course on Sunday 21 April 2013, as Palestinians were unable to find a single stretch of free land that is 26 miles long in Area A, where the PA has both security and civil authority. See Marathon report
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30th March, land day.
On 30 March 1976, thousands of Palestinians living as a minority in Israel mounted a general strike and organised protests against Israeli government plans to expropriate almost 15,000 acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee.The Israeli government, led by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and defence minister Shimon Peres, sent in the army to break up the general strike. The Israeli army killed six unarmed Palestinians, wounded hundreds and arrested hundreds more, including political activists. All were citizens of Israel.
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* Out of 103 investigations opened in 2012 into alleged offences committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories, not a single indictment served to date
Yesh Din, 3 Feb 2013
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* In total, out of an area of 1.6 million dunams in the Jordan Valley, Israel has seized 1.25 million − some 77.5 percent − where Palestinians are forbidden to enter.
Haaretz editorial, 4 Feb 2013
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Posts

Human Rights Defender Mohammad Othman Receives his First Administrative Detention Order

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After 61 days of detention for the purpose of interrogation by Israeli Security Agency officers, human rights defender Mohammad Othman received his first administrative detention order for a three month period, during which time Mohammad will be held without charge or trial…

Act now to free Mohammad Othman!

War on Want urgently needs to you take action to free one of our partners detained in Palestine Mohammad Othman, a prominent Palestinian human rights defender has been arrested and is currently being detained without charge by Israeli authorities. It is believed that Mohammad is the first Palestinian to be imprisoned by Israel in response […]

Support Amnesty International’s call on the UK government…

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..to spare no efforts to ensure war criminals do not get away with murder

Send an email to Foreign Secretary David Miliband NOW! We have only three days to influence the UK government’s decision on the Goldstone report [...]

Toronto International Film Festival – “numerous lies and distortions”

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Following John Greyson’s withdrawal of his new film “Covered” from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) [(see our report on this "Jewish Peace News - what kind of BDS campaign?" at http://jfjfp.com/?p=4927] those who signed a letter of support are now being vilified by Stand With Us, a US-based right wing Israel advocacy organization [...]

Ezra Nawi update

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The good news is that the judge accepted the filing of a petition in support of Ezra with over 20,000 signatures. We now await the verdict… Ezra Nawi’s sentencing hearing took place yesterday (Sunday), and Jewish Voice for Peace was there with over 20,000 of your signatures. The judge will render her  sentence on September […]

Ezra Nawi in his own words

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Ezra Nawi will be sentenced tomorrow, 1st July. He writes about his activities in the Nation on 29 June 2009.

“Was I the one who beat young Palestinian children?

Did I hit the elderly?

Did I poison the Palestinian residents’ sheep?

Did I demolish homes and destroy tractors?

Did I block roads and restrict movement?

Was I the one who prevented people from connecting their homes to running water and electricity?” [...]

Model protest letter to the Israeli Embassy at http://jfjfp.com/?p=3064

Support Ezra Nawi – an appeal from Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, and Neve Gordon

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Jewish Voice for Peace has just circulated this letter from Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, and Neve Gordon. Read it, write to the Israeli embassy (model letter below) and see our previous posting and links to the Free Ezra website…

An update on New Profile investigation and a request for further support

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This report contains:

An analysis of the escalating abuse of state power
A sample letter of protest
Government officials to protest to
A list of Israeli Press Contacts for ‘Letters to the Editor’

Persecution of New Profile – update and call for action

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On 27 April we carried a report on the police raids of New Profile. Here is an update from the Jewish Peace News website, dated 3 May, called “New Profile: in their own words”.
It contains a list of 16 possible solidarity actions. Please follow the link to them and see which you feel are appropriate for you.