European Jews for a Just Peace
European Jews for a Just Peace (EJJP) is a federation of Jewish groups in ten European countries aimed at bringing about peace in the Middle East and ensuring respect for the human rights of the Palestinian people. One of the claims of EJJP is Israel's immediate withdrawal from the occupied territories.
- the condemnation of all violence against civilians in the conflict, no matter by whom it is carried out
- the recognition of Israel's 1967 'green line' borders
- commitment to the Palestinians' right to a state in the territories currently occupied by Israel in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza
- the recognition of the right of both states to have Jerusalem as their capital
- calling on Israel to acknowledge its part in the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem and its obligation to negotiate a just, fair and practical resolution of the issue.
At its 2007 Convention held in Berlin to coincide with the G8 meeting it adopted a statement entitled "Before it is too late! EJJP calls for a bold European initiative for a just peace in the Middle East".
- Austria: Jüdische Stimme für einen gerechten Frieden in Nahost (Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Near East)
- Belgium: Union des progressistes juifs de Belgique
- Denmark: European Jews for a Just Peace - Denmark
- France: Union juive française pour la paix (Jewish French Union for Peace)
- Germany: Jüdische Stimme für einen gerechten Frieden in Nahost (Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Near East)
- Italy: Rete Ebrei contro l'occupazione ("Rete ECO", Italian Network of Jews Against the Occupation)
- the Netherlands: Een Ander Joods Geluid (A Different Jewish Voice)
- Sweden: Judar för israelisk-palestinsk fred (Jews for Israeli–Palestinian Peace)
- Switzerland: Jüdische Stimme fur einen gerechten Frieden zwischen Israel und Palastina (Jewish Voice for a Just Peace between Israel and Palestine)
- the United Kingdom: Jewish Socialists' Group and Jews for Justice for Palestinians
Boats for Gaza
In an opinion article published in The Guardian in February 2009, Antony Lerman, the former (2006-2009) director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research considers that Jewish peace groups like European Jews for a Just Peace and Independent Jewish Voices in Canada and Australia "may have a moderating influence on Israel" as "Israel is heavily dependent on what Jews think".
- "Anglicans Vote to Divest From Concerns in Israel-Occupied Areas". New York Times. 2006-02-09.
- "Declaration of Amsterdam". European Jews for a Just Peace. www.ejjp.org. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- "Israel commandos 'peacefully' board Jewish Gaza-bound aid boat". Haaretz. 2010-09-28.
- Hass, Amira (17 July 2011). "Gaza-bound ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists sets sail from Greece". Haaretz. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
- Lerman, Antony (6 February 2009). "Rise of the moderates". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 July 2011.