Lobbying by Letter

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

The Battle to Protect Free Speech on Israel in the European Union Continues

Ana Gomes, the MEP who organised the event in the European Parliament with Omar Barghouti, has been subject to a social media smear campaign by the same European Jewish establishment groups that tried to prevent the event happening. Against the Commission guidelines on objectivity and social media behaviour, the Coordinator… Read More »The Battle to Protect Free Speech on Israel in the European Union Continues

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.

EJJP warns all MEPs about the surreptitious inclusion of IHRA endorsement in antisemitism resolution

May 24, 2017 Dear MEP, We are deeply concerned about paragraph C.2 in the motion for a resolution to wind up the debate on the Commission and Council statement on combating antisemitism at the plenary session of Parliament on 31st May. Embedded in an otherwise uncontroversial text, this paragraph would… Read More »EJJP warns all MEPs about the surreptitious inclusion of IHRA endorsement in antisemitism resolution

Letter to all Members of European Parliament – IHRA Definition

Dear MEP, We are deeply concerned about paragraph C.2 in the motion for a resolution to wind up the debate on the Commission and Council statement on combating antisemitism at the plenary session of Parliament on 31st May. Embedded in an otherwise uncontroversial text, this paragraph would commit Parliament to… Read More »Letter to all Members of European Parliament – IHRA Definition

EJJP warns Parliament’s Justice Committee members of underhand attempt to pass pro-IHRA resolution outside normal procedure

March 18, 2017 Dear LIBE Committee member, We understand that certain LIBE Committee members belonging to the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism intend to ask LIBE to endorse the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, and send it to Plenary for debate and vote. The IHRA attempts… Read More »EJJP warns Parliament’s Justice Committee members of underhand attempt to pass pro-IHRA resolution outside normal procedure

EJJP lobbies High Representative Mogherini against reviving EU-Israel Council meetings or enhancing relations with Israel

February 19, 2017 Federica Mogherini, Vice President & High Representative Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Dear Ms. Mogherini and Mr. Hahn, We are very concerned about the possibility of another EU-Israel Association Council meeting taking place, and even more that relations with Israel might be upgraded… Read More »EJJP lobbies High Representative Mogherini against reviving EU-Israel Council meetings or enhancing relations with Israel

EJJP encourages the President of the Palestinian Football Association to insist that FIFA expels the Israeli Football Association from FIFA

January 18, 2017 Jibril Rajoub 18 January 2017 President, Palestinian Football Association Dear General Rajoub, You may recall we met in the Russell Square Hotel several years ago through the good offices of Manual Hassassian. I am writing to you now about the Israeli settlement football teams, and specifically the… Read More »EJJP encourages the President of the Palestinian Football Association to insist that FIFA expels the Israeli Football Association from FIFA

EJJP lobbies FIFA again to expel the Israeli football Association

January 6, 2017 Dear Mr. Infantino, Ms. Samoura and Mr. Sexwale, We are writing again about the Israeli football teams based in illegal settlements, following the United Nations Security Council Resolution on settlements, passed on 23 December. The resolution reaffirms the international community’s universal condemnation of Israel’s settlement enterprise in… Read More »EJJP lobbies FIFA again to expel the Israeli football Association

EJJP lobbies the President of FIFA to expel the Israeli Football Association from FIFA

October 5, 2016 Gianni Infantino, President Fatma Samoura, General Secretary Tokyo Sexwale, Chairman, Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine FIFA Dear Mr. Infantino, Ms. Samoura and Mr. Sexwale, Following our letter of 11 August about the Israeli football teams based in illegal settlements, and Mr. Sexwale’s reply of 18 August, we are writing… Read More »EJJP lobbies the President of FIFA to expel the Israeli Football Association from FIFA

Letter to European Commission Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism

Ms. Katharina Von SchnurbeinCoordinator on combating anti-SemitismEuropean Commission15 July 2016 Dear Ms. Von Schnurbein, As a Jewish organization, we firmly believe that antisemitism, anti-Muslim hatred, and all other forms of racial prejudice must be eliminated as far as possible. We naturally welcomed the creation of your post and that of… Read More »Letter to European Commission Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism

EJJP lobbies the EU High Representative against the EU Ambassador to Israel speaking at the “Stop the Boycott” conference

March 25, 2016 High Representative Federica Mogherini, Dear Ms. Mogherini, We read with great concern that the EU Ambassador to Israel is to speak at the Israeli “Stop the Boycott” conference on 28 March. His presence there will be most unfortunate, for several reasons. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement… Read More »EJJP lobbies the EU High Representative against the EU Ambassador to Israel speaking at the “Stop the Boycott” conference