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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

No policy? Make up what you fancy

David Friedman was Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer – a big job for his 6-times bankrupt friend and the funder/nursemaid of an illegal settlement near Ramallah. No matter than he has no diplomatic experience; Trump et al have no policy for him to promote.

Pro-Palestinians disrupt Friedman hearing

While the POTUS was delivering his ‘it would be funny – if it weren’t so scary’ press conference his chum David Friedman hoped to slide smoothly through his Senate hearing by saying that everything he had said during the campaign was a lie. He hadn’t expected the pro-Palestinian hecklers.

Trump’s too wobbly to build settlements on

No-one knows what deal Pres. Trump might want to make over settlement construction and whom will the deal be with? Peter Beaumont thinks the settlers might be rejoicing too early, mistaking the president as a man like them, with a fixed ideology. But ambassador-in-waiting David Friedman likes and is like the settlers.

Ambassador Friedman, a man with no qualities

The only way in which David Friedman will be a successful ambassador in Israel for the US is if he finds a way of concealing the facts on the ground – no occupation, no Palestinian political prisoners, no restrictions on free movement….His role is not to report the truth but to provide alt-facts. Analysis from The Hill and FMEP.

Enter, the tweeting Prince of Peace

Donald Trump tweeted himself into the centre of America’s political world with brief messages that were often crude insulting and hateful. It did him more good than harm amongst the apolitical. Kerry’s speech was a ‘marker’ of the urgency and seriousness of making two states possible. Trump has tweeted that away.

Hannukah and hatred

Hannukah is not, and not like, Christmas. It carries no message of love, peace and goodwill (regardless of whether or not Christians heed the message). Rather, writes Rob Eshman, its celebration of the Maccabee revolt hides the ruthless ‘blood-soaked struggle that pitted Jew against Jew’. And intra-Jewish conflict is at another all-time high.

Revenge is sweet

Trump’s Israel adviser, David Friedman, has a slate of doing all the things Obama wouldn’t: recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, never pressure Israel into a two-state solution, order the UN ambassador to veto every resolution hostile to Israel.