Letters

‘History will judge us’ — Have progressive UK rabbis reached end of the road on Israel?

By Robert A. H. Cohen, published on Mondoweiss, 30 July 2020 Progressive rabbis in the UK have written to the Israeli embassy in London to express their concern over the Israeli government’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank. … Read more here 

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MPs say no to annexation plans

European MPs have come together to oppose the illegal plan of Israel’s Prime Minister to annex part of the Palestinian West Bank, under Israeli military occupation since 1967. Convened by Stephen Kinnock MP, Co Chair of the All Party Parliamentary … Read more here 

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Over 40 British rabbis write to the UK Israeli embassy opposing annexation

By Alleks Phillips, first published in The Jewish Chronicle, 9 July 2020 Over 40 British rabbis – including former Liberal senior rabbi Danny Rich and outgoing Reform senior rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner – have written to the Israeli embassy in London … Read more here 

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Letter to The Telegraph opposing Israeli annexation, 13 June 2020

Opposing the Israeli government’s land grab SIR – From July 1 Israel’s prime minister is set on annexing Palestinian West Bank territory to become part of “Greater Israel”. Annexing the Jordan Valley leaves an enclave around Jericho – a bantustan … Read more here 

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We Cannot Justify Israel’s West Bank Annexation – by 40 signatories in Haaretz

In an unprecedented letter to Israel’s UK ambassador, prominent British Jews warn that annexation ‘poses an existential threat to the traditions of Zionism in Britain, and to Israel as we know it’ The following letter was sent by leading members … Read more here 

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Israeli Policy Working Group Letter to the Right Hon Boris Johnson Prime Minister

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Letter to Boris Johnson on Israeli annexation 1 May 2020

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Prioritising peace and cooperation in the Middle East in the midst of COVID-19

Statement by Ambassador James Roscoe, acting UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on Middle East Peace Process Published 23 April 2020 Mr President, as others have said this morning, COVID-19 is a global crisis … Read more here 

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Balfour Project: Writing to your MP about Britain and Palestine/Israel

Following my 2 April Zoom talk on Britain’s role and scope for action on Palestine/Israel, several attendees asked for a template to be created containing suggested points to make to their constituency MP.  This template text is below. If you decide to … Read more here 

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Letter from Claudia Beamish MSP to Dominic Raab MP

This is a letter from Claudia Beamish MSP Member of the Scottish Parliament for South Scotland, to the Rt Hon Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State.

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Letter from Lisa Nandy MP to Dominic Raab MP

This is a letter from Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to the Rt Hon Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State

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A welcome move

As concerned citizens of Israel, we welcome the publication of the UN database of companies doing business with Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.  The settlements deprive Palestinians of their basic freedoms and block their economic development. They sabotage the … Read more here 

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A Statement by the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem on the “Deal of the Century”

After a thorough consideration of the United States of America’s Middle East peace plan, also known as, the “Deal of the Century”,and after reviewing the reactions of all concerned parties on the matter, we, Patriarchs and Heads of the Holy … Read more here 

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As prominent Israelis dedicated to peace, we oppose Trump’s apartheid plan

Published in a letter to the Independent 30 January 2020 As Israelis dedicated to a peaceful future for our country and for our Palestinian neighbours, we state our principled opposition to the Trump administration’s plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This … Read more here 

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The time is right to recognise Palestine

Text of letter published in The Times, January 20th 2020 THE TIME IS RIGHT TO RECOGNISE PALESTINESir, Today Britain attends her last EU foreign affairs council. On the agenda is the Middle East peace process, which must address recognition of … Read more here 

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