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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




Jewish man barred entry to Israel as political activist

Dror Feiler was once an Israeli citizen and his ailing 90-year-old mother still is. He has taken Swedish citizenship but is still Jewish. He is also a political activist having taken part in two ship-borne attempts to reach Gaza, on the Mavi Marmara and Estelle. For these reasons he has been banned from entering Israel – although Israel’s claim to be the home for all Jews does not specify they must be politically compliant.

JfJfP deplores seizure of Estelle

The ship Estelle was carrying a cargo of people and humanitarian aid to the people of the besieged Gaza strip when it was seized by the IDF and taken to Ashdod where people and cargo were impounded. Contrary to claims by IDF spokesmen violence was used. There is no legal reason why unarmed people should not be free to visit independent Gaza.

Estelle seized by IDF

Two Israeli naval vessels intercepted the Estelle on Saturday as it was nearing Gaza, and towed it to the port of Ashdod. There was no violence. There were demonstrations by Israeli peace activists and Palestinians in support of the ship and of breaking the siege. News reports from AFP and BBC, and photos of ship and protests.

Israel threatens violence as Estelle reaches Med

The Swedish ship Estelle, sailing under a Finnish flag and carrying a load of 18 well-wishers and humanitarian aid for Gaza has been informed by Israeli authorities that she will be prevented by force from reaching Gaza. Report from Al Akhbar and two updates from Ship to Gaza.

Swedish ship sets sail to break Gaza blockade

A ship has set sail from Sweden after months of work on the Estelle by the people of Umeå in northern Sweden. They hope to pick up other ships on the way and breach the blockade of Gaza to deliver goods which Palestinians have requested. Its exact wherabouts are unknown. News reports from Reuters and Jpost (1 & 2) followed by several posts from those involved. Follow on Twitter @ShiptoGazaSE