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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




Drive to break Breaking the Silence

The Israeli gov’t regards the NGO Breaking the Silence as an existential threat which must be destroyed. A soldier who confessed to having beaten up a Palestinian – routine in enforcing the Occupation – is a traitor because having ‘the most moral army in the world’ is integral to Israel’s pretence that the Occupation is not violent. Though some of the details are lost in the fog of war this is the story so far of David Issacharoff.

Turkel report confirms IDF can kill and injure with impunity

Three reports have been published this week, from the Turkel Committee, B’Tselem and Yesh Din, on the impunity IDF soldiers enjoy in relation to Palestinians. The rules are in place. Neither the Israeli government nor IDF commanders seem to have any interest in enforcing them. In effect there is no system of accountability for the army in The Only Democracy in the Middle East.

Palestinians create three more peace protest camps, fearful IDF destroys them UPDATE

UPDATE In the last week Palestinians have erected three more tent villages, on Palestinian land, in peaceful protests about illegal settlements. The IDF no longer waits to see what happens – many other young Palestinians join – but move in immediately, firing tear gas & skunk, wrecking the villages – if the settlers have not got there first – and arresting the protesters. What crime has been committed? Daring to protest peacefully – which the IDF seems to fear more than violent action.

Non-violence more effective because everyone can take part – Mustafa Barghouti

Mustafa Barghouti, a medical doctor and co-founder of the Palestinian National Initiative, talks to Elsa Rassbach about the potential and advantages of non-violent resistance to the violent Israeli occupation. He is trying to expand the political space between the colluding PA and the sectarian and violent Hamas leaderships to allow a popular non-violent movement to come through.