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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




The role of diaspora Jews vis-à-vis Israel

Perhaps because the questions of Forward were addressed only to Rabbis, the answers they got were largely pro-Israel conservative. The idea that Jews must protect Israel as it is a small fragile country seems, like a lot of the answers, to be based on a fantasy Israel. Israel has the third highest military spending per capita.

Jewish-Arab brothers for God’s rule

Akiva Eldar notes the similarities between the Muslim Brotherhood and Israel’s religious parties; both are trying to refashion their respective states and laws to embody God’s wishes as understood from sacred writings. In practice, this means that the political authority of elected representatives is subordinate to the authority of imams and rabbis. But Eldar does overlook the conflicts between clerical groups and with religious parties.

Anti-Arab hate speech whirls unchecked through Israel

While the Israeli government takes some measures to control setler acts of violence it seems unable or unwilling to check the racist words of incitement coming from ultra-right rabbis. Jillian Kestler-D’Amours reports

Rabbi Asherman of Rabbis for Human Rights under attack in israel


The Israeli settler far-right, as part of its campaign of vitriol and intimidation is stalking Rabbi Arik Ascherman, founder of Rabbis for Human Rights. Richard Silverstein reports on Tikun Olam and JfJfP sends message of support.

Rabbinical support for Richard Goldstone


Things get worse for the South African Zionist Federation. Not only have 84 rabbis written eloquently in support of Richard Goldstone, but in a letter of his own to SA newspaper Business Day today, the judge has swatted away SA Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein’s hapless attempt, in an article the previous day, to squirm free […]