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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



Hebron settlers awarded their own separate admin

Hebron is the largest city in the West Bank, home to over 215,000 Palestinians and about 700 Jewish settlers. The settlers are now to be directly governed by Israel’s Civil Administration (COGAT, a unit of the IDF) dividing the city into two. Apartheid say James Zogby and MEMO.

Fiddling the figures to keep Jewish majority high

A short and succinct editorial from Haaretz pointing out that the Israeli state, pledged to keep a large Jewish majority in its population, counts West Bank settlers as Israelis but West Bank Palestinians as non-existent.

Refusal to be crushed in the Jordan Valley

The Israeli state has long wanted the Jordan Valley for itself – it is a large area of good arable land. But first they have to get the Palestinians out. The Civil Administration seems to see this as its mission by depriving them of water, electricity, built structures – and repeatedly demolishing their makeshift homes. Palestine Monitor tells one man’s story.

Michael Kustow, on the edge

Michael Kustow, who has died aged 71, led a life steeped in the arts and politics, both influencing the other. He was adventurous in television, film, theatre and the visual and other performing arts; he was a thoughtful and ‘dissident’ Jew, exploring his Jewishness and also becoming an early signatory of JfJfP. We honour his work and courage.

Lives in waiting

The more bureaucratic rules a regime imposes to restrict life the more bureaucrats it has to employ to enforce the rules and process the people. Too expensive? Make the people wait. Tamar Fleishman records a particularly shocking day at Qalandiya checkpoint when 20 people, from infants to the elderly, who had been in West Bank hospitals, were kept waiting all day to get the permits which would allow them to go home to Gaza.

Occupation is Mission Enlightenment for the benighted Palestinians

If anyone doubts the gross anachronism of the Israeli occupation, read this letter from the Villages Group which quotes a remarkable decision by the Civil Administration in the West Bank. It states that they are busy clearing the land of Palestinians for their own good; that without the fatherly concerns of the Israelis the Palestinians are doomed to a degenerate and impoverished life. They should be grateful.

In the West Bank: 1 dunam per Palestinian, 38 per Israeli

For every dunam of West Bank land allotted to Palestinians by the Israeli civil administration, 38 dunams have been allotted to Israeli settlers. Nearly all land in Israel has been owned by the state in order to ensure all parts of the country have been populated by Jews. This has been extended to the West Bank where settlers and state try to ensure land is classified as uncultivated by bulldozing Palestinian fields or measuring the land between olive trees.

Squeezing Palestinian workers through the Jewish state’s rules

A founding premise of Israel was that Jews would do the full range of work which had not been open to them in Europe. In reality there has always been a shortage of workers for the manual and menial jobs. Fearful of foreign immigrants diluting the Jewish state, writes JKD’Amours, the Civil Administration has begun offering more work permits to Palestinians – with the usual bureaucratic complexities and inconsistencies.