On 11 November 2023, EJJP lobbied Dr. Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to demand a ceasefire in order to protect the Palestinians in Gaza from further major harm. EJJP also asked him to urge the United States to change its policy towards the… Read More »EJJP lobbies the EU High Representative about Gaza
Dror Fieler and Arthur Goodman wrote an op ed about the despicable Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians and the equally despicable Israeli reprisals against the Palestinians in Gaza. Dror Feiler, Chair, EJJP; Judar för Israelisk-Palestinsk Fred, Stockholm Arthur Goodman, Executive member, EJJP; Parliamentary and Diplomatic Liaison Officer, Jews for Justice… Read More »EJJP Op Ed in EUobserver
We, European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP), have no words strong enough to express our shock and pain after Hamas’ horrific attack of October 7 in Israel. This terrible massacre is a war crime and a crime against humanity. Slaughtering hundreds of unarmed and defenseless civilians – men, women,… Read More »One war crime does not justify another.
EJJP commends UNESCO for not adopting the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. EJJP recommends adopting the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism.
Audrey Azoulay 21 March 2023 Director-General, UNESCO Dear Ms. Azoulay. We are writing to you about UNESCO’s guidance document, “Addressing anti-semitism through education: guidelines for policymakers”, and in particular about the paragraph regarding the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism (IHRA WD), under Defining Antisemitism. While the paragraph… Read More »EJJP commends UNESCO for not adopting the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. EJJP recommends adopting the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism.
EJJP lobbies the big social media companies not to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.
The big American group, Jewish Voice for Peace, has been lobbying the social media companies, particularly Facebook for a year or more, with some success. It recently asked for European support, which EJJP was glad to to give. We lobbied Meta (Fcebook and Instagram) Google (YouTube) and Tik Tok. We… Read More »EJJP lobbies the big social media companies not to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.
23 February 2023 As a network of Jewish NGOs in Europe, we are acutely aware of the threat of antisemitism and its continued existence in society in a variety of forms. However, these forms do not include solidarity with the Palestinian people, who have been suffering displacement and violence for… Read More »EJJP supports Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau against attacks
European Jews for a Just Peace supports the principled decision of Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, to suspend Barcelona’s institutional ties with Israeli institutions – including its twinning agreement with Tel Aviv – until the government of Israel respects Palestinian rights. Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights is so pervasive that… Read More »European Jews for a Just Peace supports the Mayor of Barcelona
EJJP lobbies EU High Representative on his statement regarding the IHRA WD and protecting Israel from allegations of apartheid
31 January 2023 To the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Dear Dr. Borrell, re: your answer to MEPs questions regarding the International Holocaust Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism and apartheid related to Israel European Jews for a Just… Read More »EJJP lobbies EU High Representative on his statement regarding the IHRA WD and protecting Israel from allegations of apartheid
EJJP learned that the Israeli Delegation to the UN was planning to table a resolution in the General Assembly endorsing the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. Working with the Palestinian delegation, we quickly drafted our letter and paper in order to lobby all the delegations to reject any such proposal.… Read More »EJJP lobbies national delegations to United Nations
Arthur Goodman and Wieland Hoban had a Zoom meeting with Michael Mann, who has replaced Mr. MacCall. 20 September 2022 Neil MacCall, Head of Division (MENA.2), EEAS cc. Dr. Josep Borrell, High Representative Dear Mr. A MacCall We are writing to you about what appears to be a new aggressiveness… Read More »EJJP lobbies EU about growing Israeli arrogance
High 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, seized materials,… Read More »EJJP lobbies EU High Representative regarding the Israeli army’s attack on the Palestinian NGOs
High 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 of March,… 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 work is… Read More »EJJP, Jewish Voices for Peace (Canada) and Gate 48 write to University of Maastricht in support of Free Palestine Maastricht (FPM)
Working 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 the municipality’s… Read More »EJJP supports BDS Austria and urges the Mayor of Vienna to desist from its lawsuit
24 October 2021 High Representative/Vice President Borrell European Commission Dear Dr. Borrell, The Israeli government is now progressing plans to build 3,400 settlement housing units in the E1 area of the West Bank. The strategic importance of E1 is well known.. If Israel is allowed to proceed, it will bisect… Read More »EJJP alerts High Representative Borrell: Israel is again trying to build in E1