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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




Messianic Christians are Bibi’s best friend

The waning of enthusiasm for right-wing Israel among American Jews has been well documented. Netanyahu doesn’t care. He’s found himself a more reliable support base, apocalyptic Christians – thus, says Jonathan Cook, even further alienating Jews.

God sent Trump his message on Jerusalem

A branch of evangelical Christianity if highly political and heavily right-wing; it provides Trump with a strong base of support and is lauding his pro-Israel intervention to the distress of prophetic Christians.

The US-Israel chasm

The growing gulf between American Jews and Israel has been a long-running story. The many reports don’t distinguish between religious and secular Jews – perhaps because that’s not an issue. Today’s Israel is seen as betraying its progressive (except for Palestine) foundation. Jonathan Cook and Judy Maltz

Charismatics take the lead in Christian Zionism

American evangelical Christians, long the chief cheerleaders for Israel, have lost their role to Pentecontalist and charismatic Christians in Brazil, Nigeria, the Far East. Emma Green in The Atlantic explores the difference.

Christians lead the largest pro-Israel lobby

It’s the right-wing politics, not religion, that fills evangelical American Christians with zeal for the Israeli security state. Christians United for Israel, in conference this week, aims to lead the Republican fight against Obama. Unlike AIPAC, Nathan Guttman points out, CUFI does not pretend to be bipartisan.

Get ready! Christ to land in Jerusalem

American evangelical Christians practise what they preach: expecting the imminent descent of Jesus Christ from the Mount of Olives, they have set up a TV station in Jerusalem to film and broadcast the event. First though, the evangelists have to effect the conversion of the Jews. They claim to have made a good start with the recent inflow of Russian immigrants. The fate of the Palestinians is not foretold.

Fake Jewish identity of Christian maker of Islamophobic film

The maker of a deliberately insulting film about Prophet Mohammed has been revealed as an Egyptian Coptic Christian living in the USA. He claimed to be an Israeli Jew with 100 Jewish backers. The backers have been revealed to be fundamentalist American Christians. Even the cast and crew of the 14 minute video were deceived. Islamists from Gaza, Jerusalem and refugee camps have joined the region-wide demonstrations UPDATE Coptic Christians denounce film but fear Pres. Morsi may not protect them.

Why Israel reduces America’s presidents to Jell-O

Obama is condemned by the tea party and Israel for appeasing Palestinians – and by everyone else for doing Israel’s bidding. The shift of Israel from left-leaning to right-wing ethnic nationalist has made it the darling of the US right – and ‘Islamo-fascist’ the name of all its critics. Ian Buruma, Erasmus prize winner, pinpoints the realignment