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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



Point of no return: supporting Palestinian rights is not antisemitic

For some years establishment Jews – and their peculiarly avid non-Jewish supporters – have been gearing up to counter the growing support for Palestinian independence amongst British students. They fear that the line between antisemitism and criticism of Israel has been crossed – which sometimes it has – that there is no such dividing line, that Palestinians have displaced Jews as the stateless people. Ronnie Fraser was a gift to them and they put their money where their mouths were.

Defeat for man with mission to prove he is victim of lecturers’ antisemitism

The decision, when it came, was harsh and thorough. College lecturer Ronnie Fraser has long been pursuing the University and College Union (UCU) for antisemitism on the grounds of his hurt feelings and dislike of union resolutions on Israel. The Employment Tribunal judges delivered their judgment this week. The hearing was ‘excessive and disproportionate’ to the complaint, Fraser’s witnesses were arrogant, glib and gave false evidence. In terms of case law and evidence, the case should not have been brought and was dismissed. Fraser et al seem to have locked themselves in a room where they can only hear their own persecution and rightness.

‘Academic Friend of Israel’ sues his union for hurt caused by vote on defining antisemitism

Ronnie Fraser, Barnet college lecturer and founder-director of Academic Friends of Israel, is suing his union, the UCU, for ‘victimising’ him through voting that the draft EUMC definition of antisemitism conflates antisemitism with criticism of Israel. 1,JfJfP supports the UCU against this ‘dictatorial’ action of Mr. Fraser 2, JC report from tribunal, 3, about AFI.

When ‘I’m a victim’ means ‘you’re attacking me’


Taking one sentence out of the Macpherson report on police racism does not provide a definition of anti-semitism argues Antony Lerman

How a flawed bureaucratic document has been transformed into a sacred text


The row about academic antisemiitism has lost touch with reality, argues Antony Lerman, who provides some actual historical background, to complement the other two postings on this page

Any critic of six-year-old definition of antisemitism attacked as antisemitic


Richard Kuper takes us through the EUMC document- see post on this page -and its history to explain why academics have rejected its definition of anti-semitism as the only one.

Academics vote to reject EUMC’s working definition of anti-semitism


On May 30, the Universities and Colleges Union voted not to accept the ‘working definition’ of anti-semitism drawn up by the European Monitoring Centre for Racism and Xenophobia, now commuted into the FRA – European Fundamental Rights Agency. The ‘working definition’ is at the bottom of this post