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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



What is sacred today? The Holocaust, Jewish security, Israel

Antisemitism is always a real danger. But, writes Robert Cohen in his Rosh Hashanah column, a narrative of homelessness and eternal rejection has become our dominant paradigm, the distorting lens through which our worldview is skewed, sending our moral compass into spasm.

Rosh Hashanah – new year greetings

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is from September 13 (at sundown) to September 15
this year. Many Jewish myths accrete to this time – making a lot of noise, feast of the trumpets, creation of Adam and Eve… Universally in the North it is the time of harvest and new school and legal years. A time of new beginning, new hope, forgiveness.

At Rosh Hashanah, left-hatred brings the family together

In a poignant piece, Noam Sheizaf describes how being the one leftist, the one who opposes Occupation, brings together an otherwise disparate family in the common enterprise of finding him wrong. Answer: leave as soon as possible.

L’Shana Tova, Happy New Year

JfJfP wishes all signatories, supporters and readers a happy new year. Rosh Hashanah (new year) starts at sundown 16th September. Four rabbis tell Ha’aretz what this means for them – listen to each other, hope and act, search for meaning, ask for redemption. Rabbi Michael Lerner on Occupy Rosh Hashanah – because ‘the Torah is the story of a liberation struggle against oppression’. And we bring greetings from Rene Cassin and Rabbis for Human Rights.

Happy New Year!

JfJfP wishes all signatories and supporters a happy new year. Rosh Hashanah is 29-30 September this year. The Union Juive Francaise pour la Paix and the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel also say Shana Tova (Happy New Year) to JfJfP and supporters