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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

Canada – Israel’s new best mate

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Lia Tarachansky traces the history of Canada’s long-term record of regularlyaiding/supporting dictatorships, in concert with the USA. “And while most Canadians view their country as a peacekeeping nation, Canada’s arms trade, military assistance, and intelligence cooperation with Israel paint a different picture.” And Israel is delighted with their Canadians allies. For more of the writings and videos from this established journalist go to http://www.freewebs.com/leichik/

Illegal Israeli arms exports have US blessing

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A good piece of investigative journalism. showing how the US Dept of Commerce and the US embassy in Tel Aviv are co=promoting a an Israeli trade mission with Airlift Inc, an aerospace and consulting firm based in an illegal settlement in East Jerusalem – in explicit contravention of US policy and international law…

EDO protestors found not guilty

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EDO factory in Brighton is part of a very large weapons’ manufacturing company. SmashEDO began in 2004 as a grassroots campaign against its supply of weapons systems for the illegal aggression and subsequent war crimes committed in Iraq. On the night of the 16th January 2009, six activists broke into EDO MBM’s manufacturing facility on Home Farm Rd Brighton in protest against the assault on Gaza. They caused considerable damage to machinery and equipment and were arrested and subsequently put on trial. The trial was turned into an indictment of the company’s complicity in war crimes and last week all those accused were unanimously acquitted…

UK arms used by Israel in Gaza…

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Richard Norton-Taylor reports that, following a British government admission that British equipment was “almost certainly” used in the war on Gaza last year, MPs have called for a review so that “broader lessons” can be learnt to ensure British arms exports to Israel are not used in the occupied territories in future […]

Should the EU subsidise Israeli security?

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Ben Hayes writes that “The inclusion of Israel in the European Security Research Programme undermines the EU’s commitment to even-handedness in the Middle East.”…

Israel summons Norway envoy to protest divestment from arms firm

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By Amira Hass and Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondents, and The Associated Press Ha’aretz 3 September 2009 Since we posted this story, Seth Freedman has written on the topic in Comment is Free on 7 November Divestment can work with the standfirst ‘The targeted boycotting of businesses involved in Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territories is […]

Scrutiny of Arms Export Controls (2009)

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House of Commons Committee on Arms Export Controls, report of 19 August 2009:
“We conclude that it is regrettable that components supplied by the UK were almost certainly used in a variety of ways by Israeli forces during the recent conflict in Gaza and that the Government should continue to do everything possible to ensure that this does not happen in future. We conclude that the Government is correct to assess the granting of licences for export on a case-by-case basis and we endorse decisions not to grant a number of licences in relation to Israel…