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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

The women defenders of Al-Aqsa

Photos of the successful, peaceful protest at the establishment of security gates outside the Lion’s gate to the Al Aqsa mosque featured many men as did interviews. In everyday life, the principal defenders of the mosque are women members of the Islamic movement. We had to look to older articles to find the reports.

War against ISIS legitimises any act Israel wishes to take

The headline comes from Ilan Pappe who writes the 2nd article here on the banning of Raed Salah’s branch of the Islamic movement. ‘We will still be very close to the final stages of the settler colonial project of zionising Palestine and destroying Palestinian life in it’ he concludes. First, Jonathan Cook give us the most detailed analysis yet of Salah’s strategy and popular success.

Bibi seizes chance to ban Islamist group

The northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel is an Islamist group. It is not an advocate of violence nor deemed by Shin Bet to be a terrorist group. But it has long been on the security cabinet’s hit list and the Paris attacks have given the cabinet cover to move against all things Islamic.

Foul racism endemic to ‘Jewish state’

Richard Silverstein notices that the police, who had been asked not to come near the funeral of Bedouin youth Sami Al Jaar, disrupted the funeral – killing Sami Ziadna – in order to silence Public Enemy Number 1 Raed Salah, who was delivering the eulogy. No communal Palestinian event is free from Israeli state disruption.

The UK-Israel plan to get Raed Salah banned and deported failed. Why?

Last summer the UK’s Israel/Palestinian media were filled with news of the arrest of Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of a branch of the Islamic Movement, after he arrived in London despite a banning order against him. He was freed on bail a few weeks later; in September a high court judge ruled his detention had been unlawful and awarded him damages, A letter from JfJfP played an important part. He won an appeal against the deportation order at an immigration tribunal last April. At every stage, judges ruled Mrs May had relied on flimsy evidence supplied to her by Israel, which judged Salah a terrorist and antisemite, and the CST which had, ineptly, moved into intelligence gathering at, it seems, her request. Asa Winstanley surveys the case and the value of finding and using reliable factual evidence.

Home Secretary gets her laws and agents in a muddle

In the first detailed account of the strategy which the Home Secretary brought to bear against Raed Salah, Asa Winstanley reveals that she set a number of state agencies to work to imprison him – on the grounds that he was a terrorist and had written an anti-semitic poem. In fact he was never accused of terrorism and the poem had been maliciously altered. In her mission to be seen as the protector of Britain against Islamists she has merely increased the national debt by a lot of money. See post above for government anti-terrorism policies

Raed Salah wins appeal against deportation ‘on all grounds’

Sheikh Raed Salah, invited to Britain for a speaking tour, was arrested shortly after he arrived on an order from the Home Secretary, made on secretive and highly dubious grounds. JfJfP was one of several bodies which protested at this high-handed behaviour. Now with all the information available to a court, Salah has won his appeal and the Home Secretary has been reprimanded. JfJfP welcomes the court’s decision.

Sheik Raed Salah acquitted by Jerusalem court of first of three charges

Sheik Raed Salah, who is awaiting his appeal hearing against deportation from the UK, was acquitted by an Israeli magistrates’ court last week of the charge of ‘non-compliance with a legal order’. Further charges, of incitement and attacking a police office, are still to be heard.

UK doors open wide for IDF General, clang shut for Palestinian leader

Compare and contrast statements made by Sheikh Raed Salah and Major General (ret.) Danny Rothschild; which calls for more killing? Which does Home Secretary consider more inimical to British values? So exactly who is honouring the high-ranking military man?