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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



Three cheers for Ruchama Marton! – founder of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel

Ruchama Marton, has just turned 80. She founded Physicians for Human Rights-Israel during the First Intifada, bringing the term “human rights” into the Israeli political discourse. Born in Israel, where she has lived her whole life, she has been an active psychiatrist for more than 40 years. Her relationship with this place is complicated and painful, almost impossible. Alon Mizrahi interviews Marton and reports.

Israel’s cruel punishment of the very ill in Gaza

Journalist Ilana Hammerman’s explores the space offered by Haaretz’s weekly magazine, to provide us with an in-depth account of the conditions of Gaza Strip residents who need to leave that area to obtain urgent medical treatment in Israel. She uses a slow build-up to develop tension, and inputs telling details which create a picture – here resonating with pathos — of a truly Kafkaesque state of affairs. The journalist’s backstory is that she had made frequent visits before the big crack-down triggered by the Hamas victory (2006. She returns to try and help Hibah Abu Khamer (24) reach Ramallah for treatment; the latter’s illnesses include diabetes, and being almost blind. This solid text does not have a happy ending…

Life under occupation – 19: a visitor’s view


“I was a bit (very) anxious about passport control, not least because my trip to the West Bank has attracted a little coverage in midwifery and local press. I had visions of the guy behind the desk pulling out an article in which I mention my plans to observe midwifery practice in the West Bank and asking me to explain myself…” WithWoman blogs about her current trip to the West Bank

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel is honoured


The Tel Aviv based Physicians for Human Rights-Israel will share the “alternative Nobel prize” for its work, which includes helping Palestinians, migrant workers, and refugees.

Life under occupation – 9

Amira Hass writes: “Behind a modest desk with a view of Beit Jala sits a nameless Shin Bet security service officer who is very pleased with himself. He has just saved the Jewish people in Israel from yet another grave security risk by preventing a 47-year-old woman, for five weeks now, from going abroad for urgent medical tests…”

Life under occupation – 7


Ahmed* is a medical student. He cannot continue his training at an East Jerusalem hospital because his permit was confiscated. He recounts how the Israeli secret service asked him to work for them if he wanted his permit back.

Life under occupation – 5


“Three times a week, Noor H. from the West Bank goes for dialysis at an East Jerusalem hospital. Chronically ill and barely able to walk, she has to cross an Israeli checkpoint on foot. Most of the time she is meticulously searched. No one from her family can accompany her…”

Health in Gaza


This March, the second annual conference on health in the occupied Palestinian territory was held at Birzeit University. Following the successful conference, MAP lead a delegation into Gaza to investigate the health impact of the ongoing blockade. Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, describes his visit…

Two statement on the health effects of the blocade of Gaza


Documents proudced by the WHO and the Association of International Development Agencies show that the blockade and Israel’s major military offensive last year have led to on-going deterioration in the social, economic and environmental determinants of health in Gaza […]

Surgery okay delayed, Gaza patient dies


Samir al-Nadim, 25, a cardiac patient, scheduled to undergo surgery in Nablus month ago. He even had opinion from Israeli doctor indicating severity of his case. Authorization delayed, Al-Nadim leaves late for surgery, dies day later […]

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel and the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) special report


In this report (published 6 April 2009) the experts detail 44 testimonies by civilians who came under attack and by medical staff who were prevented from evacuating the wounded. The report provides first-hand evidence regarding the broader effects of the attacks on a civilian population that was already vulnerable on the eve of the offensive.

To resist is to exist: Notes on the psychological impact of military occupation in Palestine


An article under this title, by Martin Kemp and Eliana Pinto, was published in Therapy Today earlier in March 2009. Following complaints, it was temporarily withdrawn from the website but after reflection it was reinstated with a disclaimer that : ‘The article does not represent the views of Therapy Today or BACP which has no […]

“The Military has repeatedly violated Medical Ethic Codes during its Gaza Offensive”


The new report, published today [23 March] by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, gives room for concern that during the operation in Gaza, Israeli soldiers repeatedly acted in violation of the army’s code of ethics, the medical code of ethics, and basic human values. These actions suggest repeated violations of the International Law regarding the treatment of the ill and the wounded and the protection of medical personnel.

Newsletter 02 Mar 2009


0 2 / M a r c h / 2 0 0 9 Israelis and Palestinians: two peoples, one future Summary A: Events B: Reading Please note that this is the last mailout to be sent from this email address and all correspondence should now be sent to, unless otherwise requested. A: Events 1. […]

Newsletter 08 Feb 2009

0 8 / F e b r u a r y / 2 0 0 9 Israelis and Palestinians: two peoples, one future Summary A: General – information and action 1. Next JfJfP signatories meeting, 15 February 2. Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), Israel 3. American Jewish statement against Israel’s war on Palestine – a […]