European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP) is a federation of 12 European Jewish peace groups campaigning in 9 countries throughout Europe against the occupation of the Palestinian Territories by Israel, and against all forms of racism, antisemitism and Islamophobia domestically. EJJP further engages in debates within Jewish communities across Europe on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and advocates extensively on the European level on issues of Palestinian rights, the Israeli occupation, and on the distinction between freedom of speech on Israel and antisemitism. EJJP was founded in 2002 out of concern for Israelis, Palestinians, and the Jewish communities in Europe.
Member groups’ activities
This page provides examples of our member groups’ work. There are campaigns, articles and letters, presenting the diversity of their work.
Our latest updates:
- EJJP open letter to EU High Representative, Josep Borrell: Discussing Apartheid in Israel is not AntisemiticAn open letter to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission We, European Jews for a Just Peace, profoundly disagree with your recent suggestion that using the term apartheid in connection to Israel is antisemitic. In your… Read More »EJJP open letter to EU High Representative, Josep Borrell: Discussing Apartheid in Israel is not Antisemitic
- EJJP lobbies EU High Representative regarding the Israeli army’s attack on the Palestinian NGOsHigh Representative/ and Vice President Borrell 24 May 2022 Neil Mac Call, Head of Division (MENA.2), EEAS Dear Dr. Borrell and Mr. Mac Call, During the night of Thursday last week, Israeli occupation forces cracked down on several Palestinian human rights organizations. Soldiers broke into the organizations’ offices,… Read More »EJJP lobbies EU High Representative regarding the Israeli army’s attack on the Palestinian NGOs
- EJJP lobbies High Representative Borrell to prevent another attack on GazaHigh Representative/ and Vice President Borrell 24 May 2022 Neil Mac Call, Head of Division (MENA.2), EEAS Dear Dr. Borrell and Mr. Mac Call, We are writing to seek a Zoom meeting with you about the recent cycle of violence between Israel and the Palestinians. Since the beginning… Read More »EJJP lobbies High Representative Borrell to prevent another attack on Gaza
- EJJP, Jewish Voices for Peace (Canada) and Gate 48 write to University of Maastricht in support of Free Palestine Maastricht (FPM)2 February 2022 To the kind attention of The Board of Deans University of Maastricht We would like to express our concerns about the inflammatory and unfounded allegations made against Free Palestine Maastricht (FPM), a student-led organization at the University of Maastricht. As Jewish and Israeli groups whose… Read More »EJJP, Jewish Voices for Peace (Canada) and Gate 48 write to University of Maastricht in support of Free Palestine Maastricht (FPM)
- EJJP supports BDS Austria and urges the Mayor of Vienna to desist from its lawsuitWorking with the European Legal Support Centre, EJJP wrote to the Mayor of Vienna to defend BDS Austria against a lawsuit filed by the Municipality. The lawsuit was against a member of BDS Austria for defamation because she covered a municipality notice board with a poster protesting against… Read More »EJJP supports BDS Austria and urges the Mayor of Vienna to desist from its lawsuit
EJJP has been engaged in challenging Israel to comply with international law, as well as protecting the space for debate about Israel, including through challenging the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.
Public Statement by Jewish European Organizations on the Definition and Elimination of Anti-Semitism
As Jewish European organizations committed to the elimination of anti-Semitism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and all other forms of racism, we ask the European institutions, including the European Commission, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), and members of the European Parliament, to shun attempts by the Israeli government to use false allegation of anti-Semitism to limit and criminalize work by civil society organizations, including those of diverse Jewish communities of Europe, to pursue peace and justice in Israel/Palestine.