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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



Breaking taboos at the holy sanctuary

In these two pieces from Haaretz Gideon Levy says there has been a taboo against noting that the killers of two Israeli police officers were Druze and Amos Harel notes that the taboo against violence in the holy compound has been broken.

Making Zionists and Palestinians by blackmail and spying

Hillel Cohen’s history of how the 1929 Arab riots made the protagonists into Palestinians and Zionists is an unedifying story of violence, of dividing Palestinians into competing fractions, of blackmail and forced collaboration. Reviewer Yonatan Mendel says it ‘will make Jewish and Palestinian readers equally uncomfortable’.

Israeli Christians awarded with honour of not being classed as Arabs

Father (-ex) Gabriel Nadaf has received more publicity in the west than has the whole of the Melkite Greek Catholic church. That is because of his one-man mission to recruit (?, he’s a spiritual minister) Palestinian Christians into the IDF. He is doing what the Israeli state wants – dividing Palestinians and making Christianity a cheerleader for ‘the Jewish state’. Jonathan Cook explores the fault-lines.

Pressing the Druze into Israeli service

Druze are an Arabic-speaking people spread across the Levant, with their own distinctive religion. They sided with the 1940s Zionists against Arabs and were rewarded with citizenship of the new state, including compulsory military service. Now a new generation of Druze question this pact and what role they have been allotted in Israeli military and land policies.

I, Palestinian Druze, refuse your army and all violence

Omar Saad, a young viola player from al-Mughar in Galilee has been summoned to enlist in the IDF. He is Druze, a religion of Islamic origin which took in aspects of Judaism, and other monotheistic beliefs. Druze have been subject to military call-up since 1956. He has refused. He opposes conscription saying ‘ I am a man of peace and I hate all forms of violence’.