Articles by Jews for Justice for Palestinians

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A Sadistic Decision – Damn Them All
Gideon Levy | Jews for Justice for Palestinians - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jul 2021

15 Jul 2021 – Damn them all. Damn Rafael Gana, the deputy head of the Israel Prison Service, who wrote to the interior minister: “Your request does not meet the prerequisites for consideration.” Damn Katy Perry, the head of the Israel Prison Service, who approved the decision. Damn Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev, the heartless coward, who didn’t lift a finger to change this evil decision.

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Gaza Lives Erased: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose
Jews for Justice for Palestinians - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 May 2021

20 May 2021 – The numerous incidents of killing entire families in Israeli bombings in Gaza – Parents and children, babies, grandparents, siblings – attest that these were not mistakes. The bombings follow a decision from higher up, backed by the approval of military jurists.

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I Am a Jew and I Want Palestinians Heard in Court
Jews for Justice for Palestinians | The Palestine Chronicle - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

8 Feb 2021 – Why is a court of law important? Because the menace that underpinned the assault of 2014 is still present: the dehumanization of Palestinians. Walled off and vilified, anything can be done to the people of Gaza. A trial will amplify their story of being under intensive attack behind a wall. Let Gazans tell their story.

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Jewish Settlers Poison and Kill Over 60 Livestock in Jordan Valley
Jews for Justice for Palestinians - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2020

30 Jul 2020 – The killing of a large number of animals by spraying poison on their owner’s pastureland.

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Israeli Forces Uproot Hundreds of Olive Trees in West Bank Village
Jews for Justice for Palestinians - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2020

21 July 2020 – Israeli forces uprooted this morning over 200 olive trees in the Palestinian village of Deir Istiya, near the West Bank city of Salfit, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

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Facebook Provides Hoard of Personal Info to Authorities
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2017

30 Oct 2017 – Surveillance of Palestinians has always been part of Israel’s colonial project, but new technologies have made this surveillance even more intrusive and widespread. Israel particularly uses social media to monitor what individual Palestinians say and do, as well as to gather and analyze information on attitudes among the Palestinian public more broadly.

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For an Israel-Palestine of Cantons
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2017

Dr. Emile Nakhleh says the people of the area must jettison the two-state formula–which has produced nothing–and explore more creative possibilities that will serve the two peoples. A confederation of cantons is a starting idea. Facts shown in maps and diagrams.

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New Rules Split Palestinians from Foreign Spouses
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2017

Sep 10, 2017 – Israel has built up a huge bureaucracy with one purpose only – to oversee and manage (prohibit) every aspect of Palestinian life. Here Amira Hass reports on an unannouced new rule demanding foreigners married to Palestinians have to jump through many hoops to get a visa to stay with their spouse. It’s to urge the families to emigrate, critics say.

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A Brief History of Managing Palestinians
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

This is one of the US State department’s country reviews of human rights treating the Occupied Palestinian Territories as a country governed by 3 regimes – Hamas, the PA and Israel. It is long, doesn’t spare any of the regimes but at no point does it define why Israel has the authority to control Palestinians in the way it details here. Useful for reference.

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Victory for Non-Violent Protest
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2017

July 2017 – The conservative JPost called it unique. The more pro-Palestinian +972 asked how the world missed a week of Palestinian civil disobedience. Answer – this key aspect was either not reported or did not excite comment despite breaking the usual linkage of Palestinians and violence.

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‘The World Outside Doesn’t Want to Know. Everyone Wants Us to Die’
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2017

Sarah Helm talks to Palestinians in Gaza city where levels of mental and physical disability are unbearably high especially as scant medical and social services shrink even more. They feel helpless and hopeless, controlled by three rigid forces, Hamas, the PA and the IDF.

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I’m Just Doing My Job – Cutting Power to Gaza Hospitals
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jul 2017

What the director of Israel Electric said when asked why he didn’t stand up to the government and refuse to cut power to Gaza despite the humanitarian toll.

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It’s Not the Occupation – It’s the Settler Colonial System
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

This the second set of selected articles from MERIP’s admirable collation of analyses on the 50-year occupation. There are many ideas here but we’ve selected one – the settler colonialism of which the Occupation is just one manifestation. Opposing that is of a different order.

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EU Parliament Ignores Advice and Votes for Muddled Definition of Antisemitism
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

Last month the EU parliament voted 479:101 to accept the now notorious definition of antisemitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. A QC’s opinion found it not fit for purpose; Jewish groups wrote to the parliament urging them not to support the motion. All were ignored.

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Over 60 Birzeit Students Held in Israeli Prisons for Political Reasons
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jun 2017

Students suspect that Israeli and Palestinian authorities cooperate in keeping politically active students behind bars. To Israel they are terrorists in waiting, and to the PNA they are traitors. Support the campaign.

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How Israel Torments Palestinians
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jun 2017

This is a very harsh report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on how Israel cannot let Palestinians live their lives. The martial law imposed by security forces means the people they govern have no power over their own lives and resources.

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Gaza’s Fishermen and Farmers Attacked from Sea and Air
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 May 2017

Fishermen said that Israeli forces shot at Palestinian fishing boats in two separate incidents off the northern coast of Gaza on Tuesday [9 May] morning. Meanwhile, Gaza farmers told Ma’an that Israeli drones sprayed pesticides on Palestinian crops along the border with Israel in central and southern Gaza on the same day.

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Palestinian Hunger Strikers – An Update
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 May 2017

19 May 2017 – Around 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have entered their second month of a hunger strike over conditions and medical rights. Their demands include better and consistent access to healthcare; more liberal family visit policies; and an end to solitary confinement and administrative detention.

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Damned by Our Victory
Gideon Levy | Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 May 2017

Israel must cloak itself in sorrow over what happened since that terrible summer of 1967, when it won a war and lost nearly everything. 1967 gave birth to the ongoing contempt for the world, the bragging and bullying. “To us all is permitted.”

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Law, Roads, Housing, Buses Are All Separate; It’s Called Apartheid
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Apr 2017

Mehdi Hasan in The Intercept presents testimony from Israelis from Ben Gurion to today, and from international observers, that Israel fulfils all the criteria of being an apartheid state. This is because, by keeping Palestinians impoverished and stateless and expanding settlements, Israeli Jews and Palestinians are increasingly in the same space.

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IDF Stops Human Rights Workers Getting into Gaza
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Apr 2017

The MAG – military attorney general – responsible for investigating possible war crimes says it values input from HR groups. Such groups are not allowed into Gaza for ‘security’ reasons. Hamas does not protect HR workers in Gaza. The PNA does nothing.

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Palestinians Sceptical about Banksy’s Irony
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Mar 2017

Banksy hotel opens in Bethlehem, eliciting heated reactions by Palestinians. Adjacent to the graffiti-stained separation wall surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements and next door to the Aida refugee camp, elusive UK artist Banksy now welcomes guests to his latest project: the Walled Off Hotel.

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UK Member of Parliament Stunned by Israeli Military Trials of Children
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2017

Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham, visited an Israeli military court in the West Bank and was deeply shocked by how young and defenceless these Palestinian boys on trial were.

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Israel Reaps the Whirlwind
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2017

There’s not much point in carrying reports of Netanyahu’s response to the UNSC’s resolution on settlements. It is entirely, self-pityingly, predictable. Here he musters his troops for a fight-back against the rule of international humanitarian law.

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‘Palestinian Gandhi’ Issa Amro Charged with ‘Hurting a Soldier’s Dignity’
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2016

24 Nov 2016 – Issa Hamro has done exactly what the political doctor ordered: opposed the Israeli occupation with an absolute commitment to non-violence. No trumped up charges of terrorism can be brought against him. That doesn’t inhibit Israeli authorities from frequently arresting “the Palestinian Gandhi”. His latest trial has just opened.

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Israel Ramps Up House Demolitions as an Instrument of Expropriation
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions reports that Israel is demolishing Palestinian homes and livelihoods at an increasing – and alarming – rate. This destruction is explicitly linked to the advancement of new settlements, many of which are illegal under Israeli as well as International law. During July–August this year, at least 2,800 Palestinians had their livelihoods affected by displacement and demolitions, with 42 communities affected over the two months.

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The Illegal Closure of Gaza
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

“The closure of Gaza is neither a siege, nor a blockade, nor an economic sanction – it is an illegal act of collective punishment and stands in violation of both international and Israeli law.”
— Gisha-Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, December 2008

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Jewish Voice for Peace – Statement on Antisemitism in the US
Jews for Justice for Palestinians | Jewish Voice for Peace – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2016

In the United States, as in Britain, accusations of the prevalence of antisemitism abound and are used as sticks to beat those – protesting too vigorously? – at Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. But some antisemitism is real and it is important to make the right distinctions, to clarify the difference between expressions of antisemitism and support for Palestinian human rights.

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Twitter Censors What Israeli State Attorney Asks It To
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2016

At Israel’s request, Twitter is blocking Israelis from viewing certain tweets published overseas. Similar take-down notices have been sent to other international online platforms, the Justice Ministry confirms.

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Home Demolitions Are Organized State Violence
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2016

Over the last decade, Israel has demolished over 1,100 Palestinian homes in the West Bank, leaving homeless more than 5,199 people, including at least 2,602 minors. The extensive demolitions are part of a broader Israeli policy of forced transfer. The following speech was delivered at a conference on home demolitions held at the Knesset on July 27, 2016.

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Horrifying Israeli Defense Forces Brutality towards Young Boys
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2016

Interviews with children who have been detained, video footage, and reports from lawyers reveal that Israeli security forces are using unnecessary force in arresting and detaining children, in some cases beating them, and holding them in unsafe and abusive conditions. “Palestinian children are treated in ways that would terrify and traumatize an adult. Screams, threats, and beatings are no way for the police to treat a child or to get accurate information from them.”

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The Learned Helplessness of Israeli Youth
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2016

The passivity of Israelis, especially its youth, in the face of political injustice. Many have tried, and failed, to right the wrongs of the occupation. Now they have accepted their powerlessness as normal.

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Kerry Questions What Israel’s Policy Really Is
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Dec 2015

In a recent speech at the Brookings Institute, the US Secretary of State has clearly given up on reaching a two-state agreement. For the Israelis, he says, it is just a ‘slogan’ a ‘throw away remark’ contradicted by their practices of settlements and demolition of Palestinian homes.

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American Anthropologists Vote to Boycott Israel
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2015

American Anthropological Association passes resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions in landslide vote; Pro BDS groups praise ‘historic result.’

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Like the Germans, Israeli Jews Don’t Want to Know about Persecuted People
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Nov 2015

Many Germans were appalled by the scale of the madness, cruelty and barbarism, but they didn’t lift a finger. Apart from a few who hid Jewish neighbours in their homes, or had the courage to help the wounded, most saw what was happening, heard the cries and turned away. They were frightened. They shut themselves up at home. They closed their windows.

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IDF Punish Families of Attackers by Destroying Their Homes
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2015

The ‘most moral army in the world’ resumed the demolition of Palestinian homes as a punishment in September 2014. This is quite clearly illegal on several counts – though the Supreme Court has left it to the Commanding Officer to decide as Charlotte SIlver, Electronic Intifada, and B’Tselem explain.

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Why Rich Gulf States Don’t Take In Syrians
Jews For Justice For Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2015

Unlike Israel, the Gulf States are not neighbours of Syria. They are Muslim and have more money than they know what to do with. But as their workforces are almost entirely immigrant, and without rights, the States don’t want to accept asylum-seekers who have internationally recognised needs and rights.

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Israel Shows the Way in the Global Pacification Industry
Jews For Justice For Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2015

Any state which is fighting an insurgency or ‘radicalisation’ – and most are – is likely to be looking to Israel for its equipment, information and expertise learned in over 65 years of ‘pacifying’ the Palestinians says Jeff Halper in his powerful new book. Indeed, without Palestine to control, Israel would just be another New Zealand. Instead its ‘security’ techniques have brought it to the heart of NATO.

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World Health Organization Verdict on Health Care in Gaza
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2015

28 Aug 2015 – The 67th World Health Assembly requested WHO to report on the health conditions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The result is a unique portrait of occupied Palestine told through the eyes of health-care – precarious, poverty-stricken and horribly damaged by Israel’s blockade.

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To Go Wide or Deep – Women’s Peace Work
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2015

A group of women – Women Wage Peace, set up after the carnage of Operation Protective Edge – began a fast near the PM’s home on the anniversary of the Operation and maintained it in shifts for 50 days. They were not the usual suspects – which may explain the lack of media coverage – and one participant raises the perennial questions of how to build a political movement.

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The Doctor Who Dared to Come Out Against a Torturous Law
Gideon Levy, Ha’aretz – Jews For Justice For Palestinians, 24 Aug 2015

Israel Medical Association chairman Dr Leonid Eidelman announced that the IMA would not torture, its members would not force-feed hunger-strikers and would not enforce the law that the Knesset had passed. He appeared “like a beam of light in the darkness”, highlighting the everyday collaboration with the occupation and the settlers the entire society is involved.

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Advice to EU: Differentiate Israel from Settlements
Jews For Justice For Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2015

The EU regards Israeli settlements as outside the law; it cannot trade with them. Israel-EU trading ties are ‘thickening’ says this briefing from the European Council on Foreign Relations. Its recommendation is rigorous ‘differentiation’ between settlement and Israeli goods – for Israel’s sake. A document worth keeping.

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Church Pushed to Place Itself within BDS Movement
Jews For Justice For Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2015

The Episcopal church in the USA (nearest relative, the Church of England) has been asked by its new group, the Episcopal Committee for Justice in Israel and Palestine, to adopt a policy of divestment from ‘companies that profit from Israel’s illegal occupation and colonization of Palestinian lands’. This is premised on the fact that Netanyahu has rejected the two-state solution and thus there is a new political landscape.

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Disdain and Belligerence Define IDF Leaders’ View of Palestinians
Jews For Justice For Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Dec 2014

Palestinians may feel anger and hatred towards their oppressors – but those oppressors regard them as contemptible sub-humans who can be ignored – if not rushed. Ya’alon in particular regards all filmed evidence of police and IDF brutality as faked. The refusal to deal with reality infects the whole country.

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Antisemitism and Criticism of Israel Not the Same Thing
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Dec 2014

In a submission last month to the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, JfJfP’s executive committee carefully distinguishes between antisemitism – which has deep roots in Europe and is rising – and criticism of Israeli policies, which is necessary and commonplace in Israel itself.

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Jim Crow Laws That Govern Palestinian Life
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Dec 2014

Whether they want to attend family gatherings, open a business or visit sick relatives, Palestinians under occupation must adhere to military regulations, the vast majority of which are hidden from public scrutiny.

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Zionists Throw Themselves onto the Messianic Wagon
Jews for Justice for Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Dec 2014

No archaeological evidence for (the first temple’s) existence, let alone its location, has been discovered, and no extra-biblical records of it have survived…In fact there is no archaeological evidence of the modest Second Temple either.

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The Day LBJ Ordered Cover-Up of Israeli Attack on US Ship
Jews For Justice For Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Nov 2014

Having seriously damaged the ship and killed 34 of its crew, the Israelis said it was an accident. President Johnson accepted what he knew was not true, thus ditching the surviving crew in favour of keeping the USSR out of the conflict and of maintaining US support for Israel.

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Bil’in’s Nonviolent Resistance Infuriates Israel
Roy Wagner - Jews For Justice For Palestinians, 3 Nov 2014

Israel fears nonviolent resistance even more than rockets. So the village of Bil’in, still demonstrating every week after more than five years against the illegal theft of its land, and joined by a handful of Israelis and internationals, is subject to increasing harassment and physical violence.

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The Fizz Is Going Out of SodaStream as Boycott Shakes It Up
Jews For Justice For Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Nov 2014

Famous for using Scarlett Johansson to pitch its carbonated-beverage makers and for drawing the wrath of the boycott movement, the company has seen sales decline in its key U.S. market.

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Amira Hass Banned from Bir Zeit University
Jews For Justice For Palestinians – TRANSCEND Media Servicce, 20 Oct 2014

University’s Exclusion of Journalist Amira Hass Raises Questions about Boycott Policy

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