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 Lobbies President Elect Biden to Rescind Donald Trump’s Anti-Palestinian Measures

On 28 January 2021, European Jews for a Just Peace and Peace Now jointly wrote to President Biden, urging him to continue undoing the grossly unfair measures ex-President trump took against the Palestinains. President Joe Biden28 January 2021 cc. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Dear Mr. Biden, We are writing… Read More »EJJP Lobbies President Elect Biden to Rescind Donald Trump’s Anti-Palestinian Measures

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

Press Release: European Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow to Israel’s War on BDS

European Jews for a Just Peace welcomes the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruling that people have the right to campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. The BDS movement advocates boycott of Israeli goods, divestment from Israeli companies and companies that trade with Israel, and government… Read More »Press Release: European Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow to Israel’s War on BDS

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

Op-Ed in the EU Observer

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EJJP has been campaigning for several years against the use of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism to suppress criticism of Israel in the European Union. A part of the campaign, EJJP applied to join the European Commission Working Group on Antisemitism. EJJP?s claim is based on being a ?Jewish… Read More »Op-Ed in the EU Observer

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

EU Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism Attended Conference with Racist Israeli Minister Gilad Erdan

Five member groups of European Jews for a Just Peace and Free Speech on Israel, signed a public letter to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and Commissioner Vera Jourova, asking that Ms. Katharina von Schnurbein be prevented from attending the meeting. Our reason was that Minister Erdan is a well-known ultra-rightist.… Read More »EU Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism Attended Conference with Racist Israeli Minister Gilad Erdan