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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

Hamas kills its own for sexual deviancy

The use of violence and torture, of executions with no forensic process, is not news. The story of the torture and death of Mahmoud Eshtewi is unusual because it is being investigated by Human Rights Watch and Hamas itself said it was because of ‘moral violations’. This might mean collaboration with Israel or homosexual acts which made him susceptible to Israeli blackmail.

Collaboration with Israel – theme of Oscar-nominated film

Palestinian collaboration with Israeli forces is central to the IOF capacity to maintain its control over Palestinians- and is the most heinous crime for Palestinians, witness the recent executions in Gaza of those accused of collaboration. A new film, nominated for an Oscar for its truth and clarity, shows how Israeli security secures Palestinian informants, and the price Palestinians pay for this forced relationship- a taboo subject.

Hamas use of death penalty condemned

As B’Tselem points out when issuing new statistics, the death penalty is not banned under international law. However it is regarded as such an egregiously cruel punishment that it is an absolute requirement on any court which issues this punishment that it is punctilious about due process. Neither the Fatah nor Hamas governments observe this due process. Because Hamas sees itself as in a state of war it condemns ‘collaborators’ to a traitor’s death.

Human rights groups attack death sentence for accused collaborator in Gaza

Pressure is mounting for Hamas to rescind the death penalty handed out to an accused collaborator with Israel this week. Given its tiny size, Gaza’s use of the death penalty for ‘collaboration’ as well as murder is proportionally one of the highest in the world. Amnesty, B’Tselem and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights have all condemned the lack of due process in the military court and the outdated laws on which death sentences are handed out.

Torture, disappearances, detention of Palestinian men by Palestinian Authority

Known in the realm of the PA but rarely reported on, the disappearance, detention and torture of Palestinians suspected of collaboration with Israel is briefy reported by Amnesty International’s director for the Middle East and North Africa and published by Ma’an news.