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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



Fear drives all Israelis

Philip Weiss, an American anti-Zionist, started Mondoweiss in 2007. He is a frequent visitor to Israel. In this essay he finds a people driven by fear of Palestinians – or that’s how they justify their unashamed racism.

PA brings in peace groups to make its case

The PA will brings its case against settlement building to the UNSC next week. It has consulted with several Israeli peace groups and B’Tselem has said it will join the informal discussion at the UN

1800 new housing units despite freeze

1800 new housing units were started in the West Bank in 2015 despite settlement construction freeze according to Peace Now.

Vast new settlement plans revealed by court order

The Israeli NGO Peace Now applied to the Ministry of Housing to see its plans for building on Palestinian land. The MoH refused. Peace Now went to the High Court of Justice asking, under the Freedom of Information Act, to see the plans. It won. The results are here.

Building like there’s no tomorrow

The rate of Israeli building on Palestinian land increased by 40% last year says Peace Now in a new report. The PA condemns the construction as a ‘war crime’ but most Israeli parties know there are no votes in ending this means of providing cheap housing for Jewish citizens.

Israel builds for permanent block to Palestinian state

Although Col. Arieli argues that settlements need not prevent a 2-state solution (link in post) a report from Peace Now (3) says the hectic building under Netanyahu is a deliberate block to an independent Palestine. 1, Netanyahu pledges not to make any settlers leave W.Bank. 2, an overview from Reuters.

How land theft has become the ‘norm’ in Israel

The details of land transactions are complex but the reality is simple: claiming land for Israeli settlement or archaeological excavation proceeds without hindrance. What would be illegal in most countries has become ‘normative’ behaviour in Israel writes Akiva Elder

Peace Now latest target for ‘price tag’ thugs

Peace Now, Israel’s largest peace organization and a consistent opponent of settlements, is the latest target of settlers who have vandalised its offices and issued death threats to Hagit Ofran, its settlements monitor 1) . Settler attacks have increased by 40% this year as police and politicians do little to stop it 2)