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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



New rules split Palestinians from foreign spouses

Israel has built up a huge bureaucracy with one purpose only – to oversee and manage (prohibit) every aspect of Palestinian life. Here Amira Hass reports on an unannouced new rule demanding foreigners married to Palestinians have to jump through many hoops to get a visa to stay with their spouse.

Israel’s cunning disguises

On the invitation of the PNA, B’Tselem’s executive director Hagai El-Ad spoke to the UN Security Council about why it must act to end the occupation and see the reality of Palestinian life behind Israel’s manoeuvres and pretences. What’s it afraid of?

Israel drops its mask – BDS grows

The heart of Israeli state bureaucratic control is the prevention of movement. With movement there are exchanges of information, emotion, publicity, plans. Omar Barghouti is well-known outside Acre, his home town, as co-founder and speaker on BDS. Now the bureaucracy which has swelled as its managers seek to control all movement has denied him a travel permit. It’s a form of house arrest but Glenn Greenwald managed to reach him for an extensive interview.

A vast and clumsy bureaucracy to control Palestinian movement

The attempts of Israeli state officials to control the movement of Palestinians have generated a huge and inefficient bureaucracy in which the clerk controls the Arabs but no-one is in charge of what the clerks do, how or why. Ha’aretz interviews the author of a new book on how it works – or doesn’t.