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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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Collective diplomacy might do what US can’t

During Obama’s presidency no effort was spared to produce a peace deal between the PNA and Israel. But the US’s support of Israel has continued too long and unconditionally for it to be trusted by Palestinians as an honest broker.

AIPAC pours money into killing the Iran deal

AIPAC has spent more money than ever in its history in its effort to destroy the Iran deal. Much goes on TV adverts and lobbying and it has created a front organisation – Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran – to do some of that work for it.

Netanyahu blamed for ‘bad deal’ with Iran

There is not yet a deal with Iran on its nuclear capability but the deadline has been extended and there is a tone of optimism. Except from Israel and the US Congress. Netanyahu is preparing to lead these troops into a war against the world – although some Israelis blame the breakdown of his relationship with the US for the bad deal they expect.

Netanyahu makes the most of Iranian anti-Israel rhetoric

Declarations of deadly intent towards, and from, each other constitutes the public relationship of Iran and Israel. In this latest round, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi is reported by Israeli TV (so far no other news publication has bothered to translate it) to have said yet again that Israel will disappear from the map though whether through its own inherent instability or military force is unclear. Nonetheless PM Netanyahu has lapped it up eagerly as proof that the nuclear talks with Iran should not be happening. Self-publicising Shmuley Boteach uses the speech to liken those in talks with Iran to Chamberlain appeasing Hitler, momentarily forgetting that the mouthy Brig. Gen runs a volunteer militia, not a country. And is pro-Palestinian Saudi Arabia, bombing Iranian allies in Yemen, now Israel’s friend?

Saudis get away with murder

Both anti-terrorist agencies and European Muslims have turned a blind eye to the mass killing of Shi’ite Muslims by Al Qaeda ‘franchises’ and other Sunni jihadists in Pakistan and Iraq. In the case of security agencies this is because, argues Patrick Cockburn, such groups are funded by wealthy men in Saudi Arabia, the west’s great ally, Israel’s new friend and Iran’s old enemy. Plus protest at exclusion of Gulf states from Iran talks.

Emotional intelligence: 6, bullish obstinacy: 0

Against all predictions, the foreign ministers of the EU and the P5+1 group brokered a deal with Iran’s foreign minister which, say both sides, will limit the capacity of Iran to create nuclear weapons while accepting that Iran will continue its development of nuclear power. The headline is from Ian Traynor’s assessment of Lady Ashton’s role in leading the P5+1 and the general interpretation of Netanyahu’s response.

Israel in corner as Iranian talk offensive takes centre ground

It is widely accepted that Iran’s programme of uranium enrichment could allow them to make nuclear bombs in some years to come. The question of whether the Iranian government would order the production of nuclear weapons depends on the beliefs of people in other countries. Israel leads the suspicious camp and has been actively lobbying in the US to win more over to its point of view. Meanwhile, Iranian officials and representatives of the P5+1 (see post) speak positively of their talks in Geneva, 15-16 October.