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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



‘Only Israeli Jews feel strongly connected to their land’

Miri Regev’s view of history, as retold by Kobi Niv, is comical if inventive; she is as unsuited to be Israel’s culture minister as her hero D. Trump is to be America’s president. Well, stuff happens.

Historians issue call to defend rights of all Americans

Two hundred – and rising – specialists in Jewish history, mainly from American universities, have signed a letter deploring the hatreds provoked, or unleashed, by the Trump campaign. ‘Passivity and demoralization are luxuries we cannot afford’.

What do Palestinians hear when Jews tell a tale of loss and dispossession?

Like most Jews, journalist Amira Hass has a story of exile and loss – and like all Israeli Jews has the experience of being a member of the colonising caste. But unlike the European colonialists who took over the whole continent of America, Israeli Jews will only ever be a minority in W. Asia. To earn the privilege of having their stories heard, Israel’s Jewish citizens must work to end their state’s oppression of Palestinians.

The hidden history of converts to Judaism

The long-known history of Jewish emigration to, and rule of, the Khazari kingdom, and the mass conversion to Judaism of its Turkic people, is just one item restored to prominence by Shlomo Sands (below). The Zionist message of Jews’ unshaken biological line to Israel is not true. Other evidence of 8thC Jewish converts is given.

In Judaism there is no tradition of patriotism

In this interview , historian Shlomo Sand describes the discoveries he made which contradict, or are omitted from, the new mythology of Jewish attachment to the land of Palestine – from the myth of Jewish exodus to that of return. The clearest origin of Zionism is with British Christians and imperialists, for their own reasons..