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.
A new Knesset bill intends to heavily tax donations from foreign governments to civil society organizations. According to the bill, introduced on 13 February 2023 by Member of Knesset (MK) Ariel Kallner of the governing Likud party, a ‘donation that interferes with the internal affairs of the State of Israel’,… Read More »The EU Should Oppose Knesset Legislation Targeting Israeli Civil Society Organizations
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 open letter to EU High Representative, Josep Borrell: Discussing Apartheid in Israel is not Antisemitic
An 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 written answer… Read More »EJJP open letter to EU High Representative, Josep Borrell: Discussing Apartheid in Israel is not Antisemitic
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
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
As Jewish European organizations committed to the elimination of anti-Semitism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and all other forms of racism, we would like to voice our deepest concern regarding the organization of a conference in Brussels (6-7 November 2018), backed by the Israeli government, aiming to label legitimate criticism and protest against… Read More »Statement by Jewish European Organizations on the Definition and Elimination of Antisemitism
June 30,, 2015 On June 29th, the Israeli navy assaulted the Swedish boat “Marianne” in international waters, seizing its crew of human-rights activists and its cargo of humanitarian supplies in what can only be called an act of piracy. The passengers were dragged against their will to the city of… Read More »EJJP statement on the third Freedom Flotilla to Gaza
December 12, 2014 Palestine is living through terrible times. It is fragmented, and every part suffers daily aggression. The war against Gaza in the summer of 2014 reduced much of this overpopulated enclave to ruins: 2200 deaths (mainly civilians), massive destruction, tens of thousands of homeless refugees . The inhuman… Read More »EJJP statement on recognition of Palestine and ending the Israeli occupation.
January 31, 2010 On December 27th, 2008, Israel launched an invasion of the already blockadedand hungry Gaza Strip. The operation Cast Lead, which ended on January 18th,2009, caused massive destruction and a massacre of 1.400 people, 313 of whomwere children.In its aftermath, the UN Human Rights Council rightly commissioned JudgeRichard… Read More »Jewish Appeal to the Security Council to endorse the Goldstone report
November 8, 2007 As Jewish members of European civil society and peace activists, European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP) profoundly condemn the ongoing collective punishment by the Israeli government of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. These actions are not only in complete contravention of the Geneva Convention… Read More »Collective punishment of Gaza population must end!
June 3 and 4, 2007 EJJP calls for a bold European initiative for a just peace in the Middle East Executive summary of the Resolution adopted by the 5th Annual Convention ofEuropean Jews for a Just Peace, Berlin, 1 – 3 June 2007 We are meeting in Berlin on the… Read More »closing resolution and press conference: 5th annual EJJP conference, Berlin
June 1, 2007 “40 Years are enough! EJJP urges the Quartet member EU to launch an uncompromising initiative to end the Israeli occupation. Now!” Discussed by Dror Feiler, Rolf Verleger (Initiator of the Berlin Declaration Shalom 5767), Richard Kuper, Hajo Mayer, Judith Bernstein.
April 5, 2007 Read by our friend Jean-Guy Greilsamer of our affiliated group, Union JuiveFrançaise pour la Paix (France).On behalf of the European Jews for a Just Peace it is my pleasure to convey amessage to the Second Annual Bil’in International Conference.Dear friends,Last year, on the occasion of the International… Read More »EJJP statement read at the second annual Bil’in international conference