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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



Israel’s culture dictator

It’s hard to find a major difference in the attitude to state-funded culture between culture minister Miri Regev and Stalin. For her, like him, the chief qualification was to make an exhibit of state loyalty. One theatre play, one documentary series on Palestinian prisoners, both under attack from Regev.

‘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.

Arts minister demands art school close over student poster

Culture minister Regev is already notorious for her lack of interest in culture. All she wants is that all funded artists fulfil ‘national criteria’ which she will lay down. A student who replaced Obama’s Hope poster with an image of Netanyahu and rope (for the killing of the 2-state solution) and her art school are now under threat.

The crude and vulgar minister of culture

A group of Mizrahi Jews address Mizrahi culture minister Miri Regev. You are, they say, waging your violent political and cultural war on our backs, destroying the complexity and refinement of Mizrahi culture. Ms Regev is playing the Mizrahi card to empower herself, not to oppose Israeli racism.

Ministers compete for most aggressive ‘security’ badge

Yes, it can and does get worse. Experienced journalist Mazal Mualem writes that, for the first time, Likud has abandoned all links with its liberal past, responds only to right-wing pressure and no longer has anyone to block the move into a security hegemon.

Regev rides the Mizrahi victim horse

Miri Regev, Israel’s culture minister, is an ambitious and successful woman who makes headlines with populist racism. She is taken to task by fellow Mizrahi woman, Mazal Mualem, for cultivating a public persona as a victim of racist exclusion which sits oddly with her life experience.

This week’s postings at


This week, June 15th -June 21st, 2015, the stand-out issue is the consequences for Israel of OPE – Operation Protective Edge (the US-friendly English version of their assault on Gaza in 2014).  It has not not been forgiven and forgotten. As the PLO’s Hanan Ashrawi says, it is the First time ever that Israel is […]