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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



Finding a majority for left of Likud bloc

Labour is on a journey of shucking off its past. And trying to position itself on the Mizrahi-Ashkenazi scale. At present, it is competing with Yesh Atid for the centre-left position. Here, a more doubtful view from Al Monitor than from NY Times

Labour looks for new voters and image

Israel’s Labour party was a child of European Ashkenazi immigrants. It seems to have lost that voter base – which is going to Yesh Atid. More than half of all Israelis are now Mizrahi or Sephardi Jews. Although they provide Labour’s leadership that has not changed Labour’s image or platform. Mazal Mualem comments.

Bibi threatened by tide of distaste

Netanyahu has been a one-issue PM – keeping Arabs at bay. This has given him 4 terms as Israeli leader. But as respected cabinet members resign and tales of corruption and mismanagement keep on coming, is his time finally up?

New life for the Arab Peace Initiative

Tony Blair, on his one-man MEPP mission, has plucked the Arab Peace Initiative (API), 2002, from what Israelis hoped was the dustbin of history. Saudi Arabia, which initiated it, has now dumped it in the same dustbin due to their joint opposition with Israel to Iran. But the API still has traction with many others..

Votes and hopes for Lapid handed power to right wing

Yair Lapid was the great white hope of the centrist middle class in Isreal; his party, Yesh Atid, came 2nd, winning 19 Knesset seats. He has, says an angry Gush Shalom, squandered the power and hope vested in him by pursuing marginal issues, leaving power in right-wing hands. He is the TV showman with no principles.

Labor and Yesh Atid call it for change

This one’s for the election geeks; so you couldn’t be there, so here’s the next best thing, a live blog from AFP reporting developments as they unfold. First news of Yesh Atid’s unexpectedly strong showing at 18.15 via Twitter, although this had been predicted by Ha’aretz. Misled by opinion polls, perhaps, Netanyahu’s strategy of appealing to the right looks profoundly mistaken – though he would have made an unconvincing centrist candidate.

Israeli showman gains from disgust with politics

Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party have been hailed as the unexpected winners of the Israeli election by gaining enough Knesset seats to give them a place in coalition negotiations. He stands as the pragmatic anti-ideological candidate, for the Haredim doing military service and against any Palestinian right of return. He blames the Palestinians for the failure of negotiations but believes those negotiations must take place.