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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




Protests as Israeli ambassador interferes to censor free speech

Students at Manchester University booked Marika Sherwood, distinguished Hungarian historian and Holocaust survivor, to speak as part of Israeli Apartheid Week organised by the BDS campaign group. Then Mark Regev surfaced in Manchester to inform the president/VC this was antisemitic. Panic – and measured letters to the press warning that this misuse of ‘antisemitism’ is harmful to Jews.

Worshipping St. Balfour is profane

To treat the Balfour declaration as holy writ, to be honoured and unquestioned is, like PM May, to be compliant in the dispossession of the Arabs living in Palestine writes Robert Cohen. The modern trawl for Judaic vindication of Israeli domination of the land is the invention of a fake tradition.

May turns blind eye to Israeli subversion UK politics

The extraordinary evidence produced by Al Jazeera (posted here last Sunday) of extensive Israeli efforts to change British politics has been met with apparent calm by our PM. Mike Cushman and Free Speech on Israel arraign all those who have colluded with this foreign intervention.

Regev muddles up Jews and Israeli nationals

In some of the more startling words of Mark Regev, formerly the voice of PM Netanyahu, the new ambassador to the UK confused the profound difference between Jews and Israeli citizens. He appears quite unaware of his mistake, Ben White reports.

Israeli Ambassador visit to SOAS a snub to BDS vote say students

A visit to Lady Amos, director of SOAS, seems to have been the first formal call made by Mark Regev after taking up his position as Israel’s ambassador to the UK. Rabbi Mirvitz had to make do with a tweet. Students of course protested.

BBC sweeps aside complaint of misleading interview about Rachel Corrie

Martha Kearney is one of the BBC’s most experienced presenters. Yet when interviewing Mark Regev in 2012 about Rachel Corrie’s death she treated him as an authority on the Israeli/Palestinia conflict. Both of them elided IDF and civilian deaths, IDF and the non-violent International Solidarity Movement. The BBC told complainers that factual errors did not mislead about the ‘overall situation’. As the overall situation is the occupation, this was the most misleading judgment of all.

BBC plays fast and loose with its impartiality rule

Not for the first time, the BBC’s difficulty in allowing the words Palestine or Palestinian to be broadcast has been noted. Ameena Salem takes up the example of Ken Loach and the Diwan orchestra and contrasts it with the untouchable special status of Mark Regev, the spokesman of PM Netanyahu.