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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



Balfour Day can’t be celebrated with honour

November 2nd, centenary of the Balfour Declaration, is the day when the British government smiled upon a Jewish homeland in Palestine and simultaneously handed Palestinians over to fate. This did not go well.

Jewish ‘leaders’ are local sub-contractors for Israeli propaganda

For the first time in Israel’s history the consensus of support in the UK for the new state has broken writes Robert A.H. Cohen. Despite – or perhaps because of – the slick propaganda for Israel which the Jewish establishment transmits it is the Palestinians who have won popular support among younger generations.

Foul mouths of Bibi fans

It is a principle of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign – which organised the Netanyahu protest (along with JfJfP) to tolerate no form of racism, especially antisemitism. In the pro-Israel demo it seemed that no insult about Palestinians or their supporters was too bigoted to earn a rebuke. Ben White comments.

Leaders of biggest Jewish organisation ‘presiding over its rapid disintegration’

The Board of Deputies, the pro-Israel body favoured by all UK governments as representing Britain’s Jews, is reported to be in a state of chaos, on the edge of self-destruction. We have yet to hear from the members, but unreported in these stories is the loss of its primary leadership role to the JLC which is apparently favoured by the UK government for its more unconditional pro-Israeli line.

‘Leaders’ of Jewish communities speaking only for themselves

Letters published in The Independent and Jewish Chronicle by two JfJfP signatories protest at the sycophantic letter (2) to Ambassador Taub claiming to express on behalf of all UK Jews solidarity with Israel’s onslaught on Gaza. An editorial in Jewish Forward (USA) lambasts powerful right-wing Jewish bodies for their (failed) campaign of denigration against Obama in the recent election. How come these elites are so out of touch with the communities they claim to speak for?

Cover your ears and cling to Israel

In the din of war and the internet’s deluge of information Robert Cohen tries to make sense of what’s going on. He does not regret his own uncertainties – but is angered by the British Jewish establishment’s betrayal of the Judaic tradition. It has nothing to say but ‘we are with you Israel’.

TUC votes show Israel losing battle of ideas in Britain

The series of votes, reports and decisions by the TUC in the last three years all rest on the assumption that Israel is the oppressor and the Palestinians the oppressed. So, argues Sarah Colborne, it is clear that the Israeli government’s propaganda is failing to impress the bulk of people outside the right wing in the UK.