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JfJfP comments


2016:

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

2015:

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

2014:

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

2013:

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

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Posts

This government can’t be serious

Former defence minister Moshe Ya’alon has launched another attack on the PM, calling on him to resign as a threat to democracy. He also attacked other ministers for their rhetoric of decisive security actions but doing nothing.

Foreign policy handed to proud racist

Bogie’s out leaving Bougie and Bibi to bogey on down the racist road of no return. Articles from Haaretz, Salon and Richard Silverstein, who makes a Putin link.

Disdain and belligerence define IDF leaders’ view of Palestinians

Palestinians may feel anger and hatred towards their oppressors – but those oppressors regard them as contemptible sub-humans who can be ignored – if not rushed. Ya’alon in particular regards all filmed evidence of police and IDF brutality as faked. The refusal to deal with reality infects the whole country.

Islamic charity returns to Gaza after audit

On June 19th 2014, 3 weeks before the killing of 3 Israeli teenagers, Israeli defence minister Moshe Ya’alon banned Islamic Relief Worldwide from operating in the oPt, claiming IRW funnelled money to Hamas. The slim evidence for this seems to be that some of their charitable operations in Gaza involved Hamas members. After an internal investigation and a external audit IRW says it will resume work in Gaza.

Bibi’s bulldog blusters on

Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon has again attacked the US administration, this time for ‘weakness’ in the region. The fact that he is still in office – despite hostile criticism from most of the Israeli media – means he is saying what his boss Netanyahu wants him to say: that Israel has the power and will to make the attacks (Iran, Syria) on its own – a dangerous delusion.

From now on EU aid workers to Palestine are ‘just tourists’

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has ordered the IDF’s civil administration to end all cooperation with EU officials in retaliation for the EU clarifying its existing rules on funding Israeli projects in the oPt (the EC guidelines). Much of the EU humanitarian aid is in funding and supporting the provision of medical services and water supplies to Palestinians in response to the destruction of amenities by settlers or Israeli forces.