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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




UN warns firms not to trade with settlements

The UN Human Rights Commission is upping its opposition to Israeli settlements from polite letters to compiling a blacklist of all the companies which do business with producers in settlements. Barak Ravid points out how this will work.

Settlers’ fear of consumer choice

The distress apparently caused to Israelis by the EC’s clarification of labelling laws stems either from myth (boycotts! Nazis!) or from fear that Europeans will choose not to buy settlement products. The bullish settlers who are always interviewed for these reports seem not to grasp why others do not accept them as legitimate Israelis.

EU guidelines on settlement products out next week

According to Barak RAvid the EC is keeping its guidelines so secret that few people know what they are despite desperate efforts by Israel’s European embassies to find out. They are due to be published on November 11th. Israel’s opposition to them will range from likening them to Nazi actions to the harm they will do to Palestinian workers.

Ahava split: settlement producer v EU finance applicant

The European Commission (EC) is essentially a free trade body, in line with its origins. Any restrictions to free trade have been imposed upon it by more political elements. The EU has passed resolutions deploring settlements – and also allowed Ahava access to the Horizon 2020 programme. What a mess.

Label, label, label – let the choice begin

Many of the young Europeans who now support BDS have no experience of Israel as a home for poor, weak Jews or as an idealised state. Most want Israel to honour Palestinian rights and dignity. But as their governments do so little to press Israel for this change, they use the only power they have – to choose where to put their money and lobby others to do the same.

Sodastream loses major UK outlets under boycott pressure

The most highly rated company in the UK, the John Lewis partnership which has 45 shops in the UK, has decided to stop selling SodaStream products . Ecostream, the shop set up by SodaStream in Brighton, and similarly affected by regular boycott demonstrations, has been closed. The campaign has successfully highlighted the issue of production in illegal settlements.