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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



Millions to be given special Israeli status

In a sign of either unusual openness or desperation Israel’s Diaspora Affairs department is scouring the world for people with any connection to Jewishness who might be secured as special friends of Israel.

Wannabee Jews. Not.

Identity can be chosen, rejected or inherent. In his review of two books about Jewish identity – rejected (Sands) or yearned for (Burchill) – Will Self, a JfJfP signatory who now also refuses a Jewish identity but who offers here what could be a summary of JfJfP’s position, considers the authenticity of the chosen identities. He too sees identity as a conscious choice, ignoring our unconscious selves.

Joe Rogaly, the inside outsider

Joe Rogaly became a signatory of JfJfP in 2009. Those who don’t recognise his name from the many wise and thoughtful columns he wrote for the Financial Times may remember it from the time when he issued the mail-outs for JfJfP. He died last week aged 77 and those of us lucky enough to have know him mourn him and honour his contribution to British political life. We post his obituary from the FT with an added comment from his son Ben, also a JfJfP signatory.

Jewishness and the broken link with the Left

For much of the last two centuries the causes of socialism and the emancipation of Jews were yoked. Now socialism as a progressive, mobilising force is defunct. Have parts of the Left hitched themselves to Islamists, mistaking their anti-Western rhetoric for progressive politics? And are anti-Judaic forces ‘sweeping’ across the continent? Nick Cohen, Anthony Julius and Daniel Johnson discuss.

‘Are Jews living outside Israel less authentically Jewish than those inside it?’

In his new blog, Micah’s Paradigm Shift, the British Jew Robert Cohen interviews a West Bank settler, and finds himself in the fairy-tale world of Oz with people trying to find their way to a place that feels like home – unlike the ethnically mixed homes they have left