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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

Presbyterians vote to divest from firms sustaining occupation

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In an historic vote in the USA, where support for BDS is much weaker than in Europe, the Presbyterian general assembly voted by a narrow margin to divest from three companies whose products provide the machinery for the occupation. A persuasive factor was the recent refusal by Netanyahu to engage seriously in peace talks.

We all remember Rachel Corrie, except for the driver who killed her and the soldiers who watched

Just over 10 years ago, on March 16 2003, a young woman from Olympia, Washington state, was crushed to death by an armoured Caterpillar bulldozer driven by a soldier who was trying to demolish the home of Palestinian Samir Nasralla. Rachel was working with International Solidarity Movement, using non-violent action to protect Palestinians’ homes. She is remembered with deep respect by many Palestinians and her parents have established the Rachel Corrie foundation to commemorate and continue her work.

US Quakers divest from three companies over what they sell to Israel

American Quakers have instructed Friends Fiduciary, their asset management firm, to sell all their shares in Veolia, for environmental reasons, and in Hewlett-Packard and Caterpillar because their products may be used for military purposes. “We chose to sell our holdings based on the peace testimony’’ said the Friends Fiduciary director.

Presbyterian Assembly defeats motion to divest by 2 votes, despite committee recommendation

Despite intense and mass pro-Israeli pressure, a committee of the Presbyterian church voted this week to divest from 3 companies which equip Israel to undertake oppressive acts. Committee 15 (Committee on Middle East and Peacemaking Issues) say they voted for a moral and peace-making message. On Friday, the General Assembly decided by 2 votes against divestment.

Hard times for Caterpillar and Veolia

US pension fund divests from Caterpillar because of ‘controversy [about] the occupied Palestinian territories” – despite denials by pro-Israel advocates reports Richard Silverstein; Veolia has lost its tender for a Dutch public transport contract (Al Haq); and is engaged in a strategy of divestment and global shrinkage.

Caterpillar withholds delivery of bulldozers to the Israeli military

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Jewish Voice for Peace writes: “The Israeli press is reporting that Caterpillar is withholding the delivery of tens of D9 bulldozers—valued at $50 million—to the Israeli military.(1) These are weaponized bulldozers that are used to illegally destroy homes and orchards of Palestinian families. And they are the very same bulldozers as the one that killed a 23-year-old American peace activist named Rachel Corrie seven years ago when she tried to protect the home of the Nasrallah family in Gaza…”