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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




Battlefield BDS

Phil Weiss subjects a speech given by Ron Brummer, executive director for operations of the Israeli Ministry for Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy, i.e. Gilad Erdan’s anti-BDS unit, to a close reading.
Brummer thinks BDS-ers are sneaky and cunning; Israel’s defenders should up their game and not just rely on their wealthy donors

Losing the argument? Buy it back

The Israeli American Council, IAC, is the new big boy on the block. Now based in Washington DC it began as the Israeli Leadership Council in LA, formed at the request of Israeli consul Ehud Danoch. It has attracted several of the US’s richest men (euphemistically renamed ‘philanthropists’) and hopes to buy its way into the dominant position in American-Israeli politics.

Is your loyalty to US or Israel? Rich American Jews fund the question

This is, as Philp Weiss of Mondoweiss says, ‘astonishing’ Why would two hyper-rich American Jews want to fund a survey into where the loyalty of American Jews lay – with the US or Israel? We’ll never know as Netanyahu promptly put the kibosh on it. In fact, had the survey gone ahead, whether the answer was ‘US, Israel, both, don’t know’, it would have provided propaganda material. Though not without harm to American Jews.