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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



UK Jewish establishment sets alarm about Iran’s ‘worldwide terror’ network

The more stately position of the Jewish establishment is that no-one knows what will follow the Iran nuclear deal; at best it will buy a decade of peace with Iran. The more frantic view is that it boosts the worldwide [?] network of terrorist groups sponsored by Iran. Having built so much on the idea of Iran as the axis of evil the credibility of the Israeli/UK Jewish establishment has ‘taken a blow’. Iran does deploy a clear antisemitic rhetoric but this is not the point they made.

Why we draw the line

To adapt the words of the Johnny Cash song, ‘Because you’re mine, we draw the line’; that is, like many younger free-thinking Jews, the Sign on the Green Line campaigners argue that showing the Green Line demarcating the Palestinian West Bank makes Israel politically and morally more defensible – as well as hauling the British Jewish establishment out of the dishonesty of pretending so such line exists.

Jewish establishment stoops to vilification to silence critical diaspora Jews

In an another example of using propaganda and pressure rather than evidence and reason, the British Jewish establishment has long vilified the critics of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, including Antony Lerman when he was head of Jewish Policy Research, in the hope of silencing them. Similar efforts by the Israeli government are failing to shut up diaspora Jews who, says Lerman, are needed by Israel for their views as well as support.