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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

Bernie Sanders, Occupation must end

Bernie Sanders, Democrat, Jewish, socialist has done something rare in the US – said unconditionally that the Israeli Occupation must end; and rarer still, met with the Arab leader, Ayman Odeh, of the Joint List. He was speaking at the J Street national conference.

In the US the antisemitic sewer covers are off

Forward’s JJ Goldberg writes about the antisemitism that has grown on both right and left in the US. From the Right it’s traditional Jew-hatred. From the Left it’s more slippery; it focuses on Israel and its policies but can slide into anti-Jewish feeling – Jews had the US-backed power to create the new state of Israel and all Jews share the responsibility of what is being done to the Palestinians. This is stronger when Muslims and left-wing people get together – Muslims are oppressed and need the left, Jews aren’t and don’t. It’s likely to get worse.

What does the American presidential race mean for the Jews

JJ Goldberg summarises his answer like this: Jewish acceptance is nearly complete; the barrier of good taste and goodwill has fallen; the old coalition of Jews and Blacks has disappeared. He draws this interpretation from analysing Sanders’ and Trump’s campaigns. Read how he got there.

Young Democrats burn Israeli flag

The flag-burning seems to have been one of several symbolic acts of protest by young Democrats who oppose Clinton’s election as the Democrats’ presidential candidate.

Pro-Israel club ousts Sanders’ young Jewish aide

It was common to refer to all Jews as a tribe – which Bibi still does. He hasn’t noticed that the greatest enemy of the pro-Israel club is the growing population of critical Jews in the US such as Simone Zimmerman who was sacked after a few days as aide to Bernie Sanders because of pro-Israel pressure. Sadly for right wingers, they can find nothing nefarious in Bernie’s past so attack young Simone instead.

Israel organises against BDS

Despite the obdurate support for all Israeli governments by the US, there are many American Christians who find the contempt for Palestinians abhorrent. Bob Herbst is one of them and BDS is a way of saying that.

Palestine and the Democrats’ rift

Such is the pressure during an American election campaign to maintain orthodoxy on Israel that it’s a surprise Palestine has been mentioned at all. It has. But Democrats are at a loss for the words to tackle the issue.

AIPAC ditches Jews for Trumpery

As D. Trump is still commandeering the news this commentary from New Republic on AIPAC’s reception for the big man is still timely. AIPAC, less influential than people imagine, is afloat on money, not Jewish support.

Clinton’s clients – despots and Bibi

This is a withering attack by Glenn Greenwald, interviewed by Democracy Now! on Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy in her years as secretary of state and now as presidential candidate. Her pandering to AIPAC prejudices was demeaning.