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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



Wariness and hope greet Hamas-Fatah reconciliation

The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation is, if it follows through, a momentous change for Palestinians. For once, the interests of the people appear to have been recognised – if only because the two factions have left themselves with nowhere else to go. But reports of the PLO trying to assert its superior status show sectarian conflicts have not disappeared. Jonathan Cook lists the obstacles.

May sees no principle at stake in Balfour ‘celebration’

Machiavellian May knows where the power is and is magnetically drawn to it. Forget the actual Foreign Office concern about Arabs in Palestine. Her concern is the British role in creating powerful Israel as the national home of Jews.

Hamas pushes Abbas out in the cold

Since Hamas was created 30 years ago it has been treated as a pariah state-let by most other states. Yet now, writes Jonathan Cook, as it pushes for reconciliation as a way out of its isolation, Hamas seems a better voice for Palestine than the enfeebled and itself isolated Fatah under the Abbas leadership.

All on board for unity talks

Shlomi Eldar explains why this time, for the first time, reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas, pushed by Egypt, facilitated by Israel should be taken seriously – but he’s not holding his breath.

Something’s shifted in the Palestinian stalemate

UPDATE Week of riots in West Bank. Photos 1st, Ynet report last. With a recent new energy in Palestinian politics there is again talk of Fatah/Hamas reconciliation. Statements of intent for a single Palestinian leadership are common. At this moment, Joharah Baker thinks something might shift. Through talks or riots?

Palestinian responses to the new deal


The Institute for Middle East Understanding garners first responses to the Fatah/Hamas deal from its Palestininan experts