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JfJfP comments


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



Lesson of Yad Vashem: Israel was our reward

‘There were too many parallels, too many ways in which Israel was doing to the Palestinians what the Nazis did to us. No, we had not built death camps. But we were turning into beasts, into persecutors.’ Mark Braverman, responding to Robert Cohen’s last post, sends an extract from his own book, Fatal Embrace.
and we were killing a civilization.

Is there any meaning to be found in Auschwitz?

Like many Jews, Robert Cohen spent a chunk of his young life reading whatever he could on the human mystery and incredible horror of the holocaust. Now he thinks there’s no danger of its being forgotten. Rather than insisting on remembering, we should be asking what are the lessons we should be drawing – and, judging by Israel’s treatment of Palestinians – have failed to draw.

Visiting the Nakba and the Holocaust on the other

The Holocaust definitively ended in 1945 – although efforts to use it as lesson or justification are energetic and controversial. The Nakba is ongoing – the continuous expulsion of Palestinians and expropriation of their land is Israeli state policy as is the ban on Nakba memorial events. In a programme of Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution Palestinian students have visited Auschwitz and Israeli students the Dheisheh refugee camp. IF there is any equivalence, will the Israelis feel remorse?