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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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The impending humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza

MAP – Medical Aid to Palestinians – publishes an urgent demand for action to end the disastrous collective punishment of people in Gaza. A petition to sign

Saudi court sentences stateless Palestinian poet to death

A petition is circulating for the Palestinian poet, Ashraf Fayadh, born in Saudi Arabia, but a citizen of no land. He has been in prison since January 2014 when he was charged by the religious police with “insulting the Godly self and having long hair”. The initial sentence was four years in prison and 800 lashes. The prosecutor appealed and the death sentence was imposed which is now being appealed. As a stateless person, like many Palestinians, he has no government to intervene with the Saudi authorities. Sign the petition.

Petition: arrest Netanyahu for war crimes when he comes to London

A petition has been created on the government’s petition website calling for Prime Minister Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in the UK next month, September. Send to friends to get the 100,000 signatures which will mean parliament will have to debate it.

Gimme shelter – war is just a shot away

Gimme Shelter is a song Palestinians might applaud; it’s unlikely many will be booking for the the Stones’ Tel Aviv gig (‘Money, that’s what I want’). Icons of the radical ’60s, the band swung the young with loud, rhythmic contempt for the suppression of desire. Now they are old and rich (like many of their fans) their machine for making money and adulation crushes all scruples.

IDF destroys orchard of Ottoman Palestinians

By all accounts, the orchard in the valley, held by the Nasser family since long before Israel existed, with title deeds from the Ottomans to prove it, was a beautiful and fruitful place. The Tent of Nations bore the motto ‘We refuse to be enemies’. The illiterate IDF razed it. Your support – to protest, to reclaim the Nassers’ land – is called for.

The Jewish psychosis of making a racist state

An angry Uri Misgav writes in Haaretz about ‘why I no longer want to live in the most racist state in the free world.’ The state has developed a racist hierarchy of groups. The rankings and exclusions are ‘like the Nuremberg Laws, only in reverse’. For Jews who do not wish to be claimed as members by The Jewish State, One Democracy has launched a petition to make this public.

People of Gaza may have to flee in search of fresh water

An Israeli senior security official warns of ‘a looming catastrophe’ in Gaza which will be left without drinking water – already reduced to a mere trickle from taps in summer – in a few years. Many Palestinians resort to digging illegal wells at night. There are plans for costly desalination plants – but without a large injection of funds they will not be built. Thirsting for Justice has organised a petition to go to the EU asking for action.

Lobby your MP: Gaza, Bedouin, settlements…

There is a mass national lobby of parliament on November 27th organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign and supported by JfJfP. This is your chance to press your MP on which aspects of government policy towards Israel/Palestine you would most like him or her to take up. The petition for EU action on Gaza’s lack of fresh drinking after is still running. If you haven’t signed yet, it takes just a few seconds.

British Rabbis campaign against eviction of Bedouin

British friends of Rabbis for Human Rights have sent a letter, signed by 65 rabbis from judaic communities in the UK, to PM Netanyahu protesting against his government’s plan to move Bedouin from the Negev and disperse them in towns. They have also produced a petition (see post) to be sent to Netanyahu.

IDF clearance of South Hebron land for firing zone broke laws of occupation

The IDF has been laying claim to a large tract of the South Hebron Hills as a military training firing range for a long time. This is the traditional land for grazing animals, the herders living in temporary shelters. The IDF expelled people and animals from the area. It is now clear the IDF cannot use it for training. ACRI has prepared a new petition for return of the land. B’Tselem argues the IDF action, and claim for the land, are a breach of the laws on occupation – see post below.

Petition to Mr Netanyahu for the rights of Bedouin people

The indigenous peope of the Negev, the Bedouin, face massive displacement and dispossession by the Israeli state. JfJfP is committed to speaking up for their rights. One way anyone can do this is to sign the petition set up by Care2, an online network to help connect activists and causes. anywhere in the world.

Flotilla 4: flotilla sets sail on Thursday despite sabotage of Irish boat

The Stay Human flotilla to Gaza has either set sail or is about to depending on when you read this. Here there is an article about the threats to its departure, a piece from flotilla veterans of the Free Gaza movement which cites a Palestinian civil society petition, and the petition itself with its many signatories at the end of this post