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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



Right to move freely is honoured

Gisha is one of Israel’s many excellent NGOs, primary agencies of democracy and human rights. Gisha focuses on free movement, the most important freedom denied to Palestinians. It has been nominated for a Dutch human rights award and makes its case for your vote here.

Real facts on Gaza’s electricity crisis

The facts are provided by the NGO Gisha – where the electricity comes from, what happens when it doesn’t arrive, who is responsible for the now dire situation of the power-less Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and what you/we can do.

Those who speak up for power-less Gaza

Because of the siege it imposes, Israel is responsible for the welfare of the besieged. It is colluding with the PA by withholding power from Gaza. Many people and NGOs have spoken out against this cruelty: names in this 4-piece posting

Choking Gaza in the name of ‘security’

Gisha, the NGO concerned with freedom of movement, produced this report 2 months ago. It records a recent unexplained clamp-down on Palestinians wanting to leave Gaza through the Erez crossing. While economic policy must be for freedom of movement of students, business people and goods, so-called security policy is for the complete immobilisation of Palestinians.

Palestine in splinters

The latest report from NGO Gisha documents what happens to relationships and activities by the Israeli state’s policy of dividing up Palestine into ever smaller bits, pinning people down behind walls, barriers, checkpoints, high metal barricades.

Jim Crow laws that govern Palestinian life

The infamous Jim Crow laws that governed the lives of black people – and enforced the removal of their civil rights – were statutes and practices enforced locally in the southern states of the USA before the federal voting and civil rights laws of the 1960s. Such regulations are enforced arbitrarily over the movement of Palestinians by local authorities in Israel and agencies – but most of them don’t know what they are or why they are there.

Gisha welcomes small freedom for Gazans via Rafah crossing


In this third posting, we publish the memory of the Rafah crossing’s history held by Gisha, the Israeli not-for-profit legal centre dedicated to the right of freedom of movement

In praise of Gisha


Richard Silverstein looks at the role Gisha has played in exposing Israeli motivation for the siege of Gaza – and at the strange symbiotic relationship of Hamas and those who govern Israel today.