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Members of EJJP

 

AUSTRIA

Jüdische Stimme für einen gerechten Frieden in Nahost

Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Near East

www.nahostfriede.at

BELGIUM

Union des Progressistes Juifs de Belgique

Union of Progressives Jews of Belgium

www.upjb.be

 

DENMARK

European Jews for a Just Peace  Denmark

 

FRANCE

Union Juive Francaise pour la paix

Jewish French Union for Peace

www.ujfp.org

 

GERMANY

Jüdische Stimme für gerechten Frieden in Nahost

Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in Middle East

www.juedische-stimme.de

ITALY

Rete 'Ebrei contro l'occupazione

Network of Jews Against Occupation

www.rete-eco.it

NETHERLANDS

Een Ander Joods Geluid

A Different Jewish Voice

www.eajg.nl

 

SWEDEN

Judar för Israelisk-Palestinsk Fred

Jews for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

jipf.ownit.nu

SWITZERLAND

Jüdische Stimme fur einen gerechten Frieden zwischen Israël und Palastina

Jewish Voice for a Just Peace between Israel and Palestine

www.jvjp.ch/de

UNITED KINGDOM

Jewish Socialists' Group

www.jewishsocialist.org.uk

UNITED KINGDOM

Jews for Justice for Palestinians

www.jfjfp.org




European Jews for a Just Peace, EJJP, is a federation of 18 Jewish groups from ten European countries. Its principles are formulated in the Amsterdam Declaration.  

See member organizations in left hand column.

Amsterdam Declaration
"We, representatives of eighteen Jewish peace organisations from nine European countries, gathered together at the conference “Don’t say you didn’t know” in Amsterdam on the 19 and 20th of September 2002, call upon:

A) the Israeli government to change its current policy and implement the the proposals in the following declaration and  

B) all other governments, the United Nations and the European Union to put pressure on the Israeli government to implement the proposals in the following declaration:
We believe that the only way out of the current impasse is through an agreement based on the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state and the guarantee of a safe and secure Israel and Palestine. We condemn all violence against civilians in the conflict, no matter by whom it is carried out.

We call for:

1. an immediate end of the occupation of the occupied territories: West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem with recognition of the 4th June 1967 borders; 

2. complete withdrawal of all Jewish settlements in all the occupied territories;

3. the recognition of the right of both states to have Jerusalem as their capital;

4. the recognition by Israel of its part in the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. Israel should recognise in principle the Palestinian right to return as a human right. The practical solution to the problem will come about by agreement between parties based on just, fair and practical considerations. It will include compensation, the return to the territory of the State of Palestine or of Israel, without endangering Israel’s existence. We call upon the international community, especially Europe, for political and financial support".

(The Amsterdam Declaration, as amended by the Convention of EJJP held in Paris in May, 2004)

Source: http://www.ejjp.org/aboutejjp/mission-statement.html



STOP COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT  OF GAZA POPULATION

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 but also amount to crimes of war.

The civilian population of Gaza has been virtually imprisoned and under constant siege, a siege imposed by the occupying power, Israel. It has suffered arduous sanctions, boycott, economic strangulation, total deprivation and poverty, especially after the democratic elections held in the Occupied Territories in January 2006 that brought Hamas into power. The constant and brutal attacks by the Israeli army on a civilian, captive and defenseless population, almost half of which are children, constitute a direct violation of human rights.

The Israeli government's recent decision to cut electricity and fuel supplies to Gaza, affecting its 1.5 million people, has been protested in a petition to Israel's Supreme Court, submitted by Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations. Harsh criticism of the deliberate destruction to the health and welfare of the entire Palestinian population has constantly been expressed by leading international human rights organizations, the United Nations and prominent individuals. Israel's arbitrary and cruel refusal to permit the exit of critically ill patients via the Erez crossing (currently the only exit from Gaza), under the guise of security precautions, as outlined in recent press releases from the Israeli human rights group,Physicians for Human Rights, is indefensible.

European Jews for a Just Peace strongly believe that the EU must insist that the Rafah crossing is reopened and that Israel guarantees access to the crossing for the EU monitors who have the responsibility of overseeing the running of this border crossing.

Should Israel refuse to permit the EU to fulfill these commitments - agreed by all parties, including Israel - the EU should suspend the preferential terms of trade that Israeli goods exported to the EU enjoy, an agreement which includes conditions regarding human rights obligations which Israel is currently unable
or indeed unwilling to meet. Boycott, divestment and sanctions against the occupation are also steps we encourage.

European Jews for a Just Peace is deeply concerned for freedom and security of Israelis and Palestinians alike. We firmly believe that unless the government of Israel changes its present course, it is headed for self-destruction.

http://www.ejjp.org/statements/overview/79.html


 
EJJP delegation in Jerusalem Calls for Immediate Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the Israeli Occupation


Following an eight day tour of the region, representatives of European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP) held a press conference in Jerusalem as part of the local and international resistance to Israel's policies toward the Palestinian people, particularly the current killings and destruction in the Gaza Strip.

"Israel's current military operation has failed and will not bring security to anyone," noted Dror Feiler, Chairperson of EJJP. "The Israeli military operation is a macho show. People struggling for liberation, as the Palestinians are, cannot be stopped with force. History has proven this," added Feiler.

"Non-violent resistance is constantly being developed by the Palestinians, but is always met with Israeli violence, such as happens in Beilin, for example," says Feiler. What kind of message is Israel thus sending to the Palestinian people? That there will be no peace, that negotiations will lead nowhere and that Israel will continue making facts on the ground."

EJJP is a network of European Jewish groups campaigning against the Israeli occupation from ten European countries, including Germany, Italy, France and the UK. Describing the organization as "representing a significant body of opinion within the European Jewish communities," EJJP Secretary Dan Judelson noted that this was the group's third visit to the area in the past three years.

Following visits to places such as Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Jenin, Judelson added that "What's happening throughout the occupied West Bank is low intensity ethnic cleansing in terms of numbers, but is devastating entire Palestinian communities. We've met Palestinian families living in tents under demolition orders, seen shop doors welded shut by the Israeli army and seen how Palestinians are being forced from their homes by settlement expansion."

During their visit, EJJP delegates further met with representatives of the Quartet, European ambassadors and consuls, in addition to Palestinian, Israeli and international NGOs and political activists.

"We advocate for European suspension of the trade association agreement with Israel as a non-violent way to promote Palestinian rights and peace," stated Feiler, "and this is the message we are taking to parliamentarians and politicians. Diplomats talk, but now is the time for action."

Source: http://www.ejjp.org/statements/overview/76.html