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EJJP lobbies Unilever: stop selling Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the settlements

EJJP has written to Unilever PLC in support of Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling is ice cream in the Israeli settlements in the West Bank. On 19 July 2021, Ben & Jerry’s International announced it would stop selling Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the Israeli settlements in… Read More »EJJP lobbies Unilever: stop selling Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the settlements

EJJP submission to the European Commission consultation on “strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life in the EU”

Introduction EJJP is the only progressive European Jewish umbrella organisation. We represent twelve Jewish groups in seven EU Member States, the UK and Switzerland. We are part of a broader network of progressive Jewish organizations, including some in the United States and Canada. We are in agreement with the need… Read More »EJJP submission to the European Commission consultation on “strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life in the EU”

EJJP lobbies EU: demand a ceasefire and warn Israel of consequences if it doesn’t end the occupation

May 14, 2021 Josep Borrell Fontelles High Represenative & Vice President Dear High Representative, We are writing to express our deep concern about the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians. As of today, more than 115 Palestinians and seven Israelis have been killed. While the rocket attacks by Hamas… Read More »EJJP lobbies EU: demand a ceasefire and warn Israel of consequences if it doesn’t end the occupation

EJJP urges senior European Union officials not to attend the so-called Global Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism

March 16 2021 European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP) writes to Director O’flaherty of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency and Vice President Jourova of the European Commission, urging them not to attend the so-called Global Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism. The letter t alerts him to the nature of… Read More »EJJP urges senior European Union officials not to attend the so-called Global Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism

EJJP supports Roman District Mayor in resisting anti-BDS pressure

October 29, 2020 Dear President Francesca Del Bello, We recently learned that you have been the subject of an indefensible smear campaign over the district council’s sponsorship of the Falastin Festival in Rome. We thank you for maintaining your sponsorship despite these attacks. As a network of 11 Jewish groups… Read More »EJJP supports Roman District Mayor in resisting anti-BDS pressure

EJJP alerts EU High Representative to renewed Israeli settlement plans

August 26 2020 High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell European Commission Dear Dr. Borrell, I am writing to alert you to the renewed Israeli plans to build large-scale settlement housing in the E1 area of the West Bank. The strategic importance of E1 is well known. If Israel is allowed to… Read More »EJJP alerts EU High Representative to renewed Israeli settlement plans

EJJP protests to High Representative Borrell about the planned, open webinar discussion between Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and the head of the American Jewish Committee

June 29, 2020 High Representative/Vice President Borrell European Commission Dear Dr. Borrell, We are writing to express our grave concern about the open webinar discussion between Margaritis Schinas and David Harris, Chief Executive Officer of the American Jewish Committee, scheduled to take place at 16:00 today. We only learned about… Read More »EJJP protests to High Representative Borrell about the planned, open webinar discussion between Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and the head of the American Jewish Committee

EJJP informs High Representative Borrell and other officials of the European Court of Human Rights ruling that BDS is legal

June 16, 2020 Dear Vice President Borrell, Vice President Schinas, Commissioner Reynders, Ms. Saastamoinen, and Ms. Kanellopoulou, Please find enclosed our press release on the European Court of Human Rights ruling that BDS is legal, and our lead Op Ed from the EU Observer of 12 June. In view of… Read More »EJJP informs High Representative Borrell and other officials of the European Court of Human Rights ruling that BDS is legal

EJJP thanks High Representative Borrell for his strong statement against Donald Trump’s vicious ill-advised, so-called peace plan

February 18, 2020 Josep Borrell Fontelles High Representative and Vice President European Union Dear High Representative Borrell, We are writing to support the strong statement you made on February 4th, criticising Donald Trump’s so-called Peace and Prosperity Plan. We know from press reports that a few countries, including the Czech… Read More »EJJP thanks High Representative Borrell for his strong statement against Donald Trump’s vicious ill-advised, so-called peace plan

EJJP makes formal complaint to EU Commissioner for Justice about the behaviour of Katharina Von Schnurbein

December 4, 2019 Didier Reynders Commissioner for Justice Dear Mr. Reynders We are writing to you to seek the removal of Mrs. Katharina Von Schnurbein as Coordinator for Combating Antisemitism. The grounds of our submission is that she regularly oversteps the bounds of objectivity in the politically charged area of… Read More »EJJP makes formal complaint to EU Commissioner for Justice about the behaviour of Katharina Von Schnurbein

EJJP alerts EU High Representative to ongoing Israeli threat to the village of Khan Al-Ahmar

July 12, 2018 Federica Mogherini High Representative and Vice-President, European Commission Dear Ms. Mogherini, The residents of the small West Bank village of Kahn Al-Ahmar School Community, aided by Israeli and other activists, have been protesting against the demolition of their village for months. They have also applied unsuccessfully to… Read More »EJJP alerts EU High Representative to ongoing Israeli threat to the village of Khan Al-Ahmar

EJJP writes to European Commission President in support of MEP Ana Gomes

March 14 2018 Jean Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, Vice President and High Representative Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman c.c. Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Dear Mr. Juncker, Ms. Mogherini and Ms. O’Reilly, We are writing to support MEP Gomes’ letter of complaint, dated… Read More »EJJP writes to European Commission President in support of MEP Ana Gomes

EJJP lobbies Socialist and Democratic Group MEPs to amend the pro-IHRA resolution

June 1, 2017 Dear Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats MEP, Amendment to Resolution on antisemitism, re the IHRA definition of antisemitism Our two previous letters have explained why the IHRA definition of antisemitism is so dangerous to the right to free speech on Israel, and revealed the underhand tactics… Read More »EJJP lobbies Socialist and Democratic Group MEPs to amend the pro-IHRA resolution

EJJP lobbies European Peoples Party MEPs to vote down pro-IHRA resolution.

May 30, 2017 Re: Resolution to plenary including the IHRA definition of antisemitism Further to our letter of 24 May to MEPs, the sponsors of the resolution and the European Jewish Congress have now both written to MEPs, calling for Parliamentary endorsement of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition. It… Read More »EJJP lobbies European Peoples Party MEPs to vote down pro-IHRA resolution.