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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



Far right push to grab settlement for Israel proper


Right-wing MKs and the land-theft far-right group Regavim want to extend boundary walls so that the illegal settlement Ma’ale Adumim will become properly Israeli.

US support for Palestinian Susiya

The small and primitive village of Susiya has become the international symbol of Israel’s ruthless attempt to wipe the area clean of Palestinians and of the villagers’ resistance. The village has the support of many European countries, the US State Department and here the Washington Post.

Protect Susiya

The Palestinian village of Susiya is again under threat of demolition. The aggression against it comes from the Jewish settlement built beside it and Regavim, the land-grab Israeli NGO.

Palestine and Brexit

Reasons to be cheerful: Ilan Pappe and Ramzy Baroud examine the causes for the Brexit vote and speculate on its effects – which include the loss of the UK from the US-Israel security nexus and of Israel’s voice in the EU and a stand against neoliberal policies.

EU aid to PNA is helping the occupation

The EU provides 45% of the costs of the PNA. Should it continue asks Phyllis Starkey at Chatham House, as this relieves Israel of the responsibility for the welfare of Palestinians in the oPt and underwrites the status quo of the occupation.

Attack on EU for building ‘Palestinian settlements’

The EU has been funding the construction of simple modular homes for Bedouin in the Jordan Valley for some time. The Israeli state has been knocking them down for just as long. Regavim, the right-wing body which has appointed itself the guardian of all land in ‘Greater Israel’, has sharpened its attack on ‘EU-funded Palestinian settlements’ but not improved the quality of its arguments.

Call these murderous wreckers what they are: Jewish terrorists

As Israel began so it goes on: terrorist acts against all who have no place in the fantasy kingdom. The failure to create a stable, civil society is now coming back to haunt the country. Two Op-Eds from Ynet.

Court bulldozes villagers’ petition

It’s not unusual for Palestinian villages to be eradicated when Israelis want their land. The Palestinian village of Susya, which has been fighting off settlers for years, is unusual because it has been vigorously supported by Rabbis for Human Rights and because Israel’s High Court has refused to hear the village’s petition before it is wiped out of existence. Rule of law?

An Israeli Jew speaks out against settlers and the theft of land from Susya


The fight by the residents of the Palestinian village of Susya against the new Jewish settlement of Susiya, its aggressive legal arm Regavim and the Israeli Civil Administration has been sustained for years. Support for the Palestinians has come from, amongst others, the International Solidarity Movement and Rabbis for Human Rights – whose support for the Palestinian villagers is published by the Jewish Chronicle.

Shameless racism in Israeli broadcasting

One of Israel’s best-paid celebs, TV host Avri Gilad, returns from a tour of the Negev organised by the aggressively Zionist Regavim, declaring that “There’s no more Negev. The Bedouin have taken it over completely. By force…” By buying into Regavim – which uses the law and propaganda to maximise Israeli land and minimise non-Jewish inhabitants – he could have uttered his judgment without leaving home. Particularly given Gilad’s view that “Islam today is the most terrible disease raging around the world”. His views cause no uproar in Israel.

Regavim v. Susya villagers

Susya settlers have already seized about one sixth of Palestinian land around the old village of Susya. Since last summer, the villagers have been defending their residence against aggressive legal attacks from the right-wing Zionist body, Regavim. On Thursday, the Supreme Court should arrive at a judgment on Regavim’s petition for the destruction of all Palestinian structures in Susya and the villagers’ petition for access to their land..

Settlers put the heat on Palestinian charcoal makers

Palestinians have been making charcoal since at least the 19th century. The separation wall forced them westwards so the trade does not get choked by permits and checkpoints. Now nearby settlers have taken them to court, backed by Regavim, to close down the polluting industry. The case is at the High Court.

Demolish Susya order stays as court tries to save face

The rapid and illegal moves to demolish the Palestinian village of Susya, despite previous court rulings in favour of the Palestinian land-owners, have still not been checked by any legal order. The Villages Group speculates that the High Court’s tolerance of illegality is an attempt not to earn more bad marks, after the Ulpana affair, with this pro-settler government. JfJfP asks the UK’s Foreign Office to intervene.