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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

Methodist Recorder: an exchange of views

Recently the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine (NCCOP) sent an Open Letter to the World Council of Churches (WCC). The WCC recommended that its member churches read and share the Open Letter. A motion to do just that at the Methodist Conference in the UK in June this year came under intense pressure from the Board of Deputies of British Jews. And, in the event, the motion was not put. An intense correspondence has followed in the pages of the Methodist Recorder.

Misplaced Jewish rage at London church wall…

bethlehem_queuing

The Board of Deputies is up in arms at a church in London building a replica of the Wall that large numbers of Palestinians try to cross every day. Its rage is misplaced. We report on the news, cite the Board of Deputies statement and take its Vice President to task for her mealy-mouthed avoidance of the central issues at stake. And we invite her to visit the Wall with us.

The Board of Deputies and its siege mentality

breidgesnotboycotts

The Board of Deputies of British Jews and the UJS have produced a campaign resource to help students to combat the BDS movement on campus. What strikes us is how terribly thin it all is. We offer some brief rejoinders to their assertions.

JfJfP exchange with the chair of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, November 2015

This is series of email exchanges that I initiated in November 2015 with the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. I think it is all self-explanatory.

Richard Kuper

Board of Deputies launches attack on Christian churches’ programme

The Board of Deputies, the ‘establishment’ body of British Jews, has launched an attack on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, a World Council of Churches initiative which supports Palestinians under attack. The sudden move seems to be a response to growing public antagonism to the Occupation, as is a petition against the Co-op’s boycott decision from ‘We Believe in Israel’. JfJfP issues a statement supporting EAPPI and criticising the Board of Deputies for its misleading attack.

Board of Deputies condemns price tag attack on peace village

When the conservative body British Board of Deputies comes out with a strong condemnation of settler violence (2 and 3), you know that settlers have broken the bounds of decency of even the most tolerant pro-Israeli opinion. The attack on Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, a peace village for Arabs, Jews, Muslims, Christians (1) has caused international outrage.