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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




JfJfP statement on the synagogue killings


The executive committee of JfJfP has issued this statement in which it condemns the killings of five men in a Jerusalem synagogue. It also points to its cause in the brutality and violence of of the occupation. It calls for the due process of law to be honoured.

No happy ending for Israel

Many saw the the birth of Israel as a joyous creation. For Chemi Shalev the joy ebbed – the occupation, the murder of Rabin, Operation Protective Edge, the synagogue killings. Now ‘both sides – no moral equivalence’- are going to hell through a bottomless pit.

Deadly steps from political into religious war

Although the secular Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, military wing of the PFLP, has claimed responsibility for the killings of five ‘rabbis’ – an honorific title – anger about the incursion of right-wing religious Jews onto Temple Mount has been the greatest incitement – while Netanyahu blames ‘a blood libel’ by Palestinians. Commentary on the causes and consequences of the attack from Amira Hass, Ynet, the BBC and Time.

Horrifying failure of ‘carry on occupying’ policy

The synagogue killings were horrifying. But after months of extreme tension in East Jerusalem – to which the Israeli government’s response has only been more police, more security and more settlements and Abbas has had nobody to negotiate with, such violent acts are hardly surprising – and have been part of every anti-colonial revolt.