Introduction EJJP

09-08-2014 17:13

European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP) is a federation of 11 European Jewish peace groups campaigning in 10 countries throughout Europe against the occupation of the Palestinian Territories by Israel and in favour of a durable peace solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was founded in 2002 out of concern for both Israel and the Palestinians.

The following groups are member of the European Jews for a Just Peace.

  1. Jüdische Stimme für einen gerechten Frieden in Nahost, Austria (Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Near East)
  2. Union des Progressistes Juifs de Belgique, Belgium (Union of Progressive Jews in Belgium)
  3. European Jews for a Just Peace, Denmark
  4. Union Juive Française pour la Paix, France (Jewish French Union for Peace)
  5. Jüdische Stimme für gerechten Frieden in Nahost, Germany (Jewish Voice for Just Peace in the Near East)
  6. Rete’ Ebrei contro l’Occupazione, Italy (Network of Jews against Occupation)
  7. Een Ander Joods Geluid, The Netherlands (A Different Jewish Voice)
  8. Judar för Israelisk-Palestinsk Fred, Sweden (Jews for Israeli-Palestinian Peace)
  9. Jüdische Stimme für einen gerechten Frieden zwischen Israel und Palästina, Switzerland (Jewish Voice for a Just Peace between Israel and Palestine)
  10. Jewish Socialists’ Groups, United Kingdom
  11. Jews for Justice for Palestinians, United Kingdom

European Jews for a Just Peace stands for:

  • Israel to commit to immediate negotiations to end the occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories: the West Bank, East Jerusalem, as well as the indirect occupation of the Gaza Strip, with recognition of the June 4th 1967 borders (the Green Line)
  • Complete withdrawal of all Jewish settlements in all the Occupied Territories, except as may be agreed in these negotiations
  • The recognition of the right of both states to have Jerusalem as their capital
  • The recognition by Israel of its part in the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. Israel should acknowledge the Palestinian right to return as a human right. The practical solution to the problem will come about by an agreement between the 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 see an important role for the international community, especially Europe, to give political and financial support for this solution.

European Jews for a Just Peace sees an active role for the European Union in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We call upon the Israeli government to change its current policies and implement the proposals as stated above, and we call upon all other governments - foremost the governments of the European Union - to put pressure on the Israeli government to implement these proposals.

European Jews for a Just Peace additionally strives to:

  • Show support for the peace camps in Israel and Palestine
  • Engage in debates within Jewish communities across Europe on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Facilitate meetings in Europe between Israelis and Palestinians
  • Present the voice of the other Israel, the Israel of peace groups and human rights groups, in Europe.

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If you have a question or want to contact one of the peace groups, you can send an email to: mail-to-ejjp@xs4all.nl.