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of Israel who call for a negotiated peace between
Israelis and Palestinians, based on the two-state solution.
Elections in Israel and United States : Democracy at stake

On November 1st, Israelis will go to the polls for the fifth time within three years and a half. One week later, it will be the turn of American voters to vote for the midterms, and to elect the 435…

Endless election

We remember the movie Groundhog Day where the hero is condemned each morning, when he wakes up, to live again the same day, being the only one to remember the events of the day before. The Israeli public seems to…

Letter of protest from JLink following Israeli actions against 6 Palestinian NGOs

August 20, 2022 Dear J-Link Supporters In October 2021, Defense Minister Benny Gantz declared that six Palestinian Civil Society organizations working in the West Bank were terrorist organizations. The apparent intent was to suppress their human rights advocacy and deprive…

Towards a fifth round !

The Bennet-Lapid government will have lasted only one year. The continued attacks of the opposition led by the Likud in order to bring it down eventually paid off. A third deputee of the right-wing party Yamina, Nir Orbach, has defuncted…

JLink statement on Ukraine

J-Link is an international progressive Jewish network dedicated to promoting peace, human rights, and democracy. The past few weeks have shocked the world as we observe the unprovoked aggression of Russia against Ukraine and its legitimate, democratically elected government. The…

Russia’s ambitions, from Europe to the Middle East

Conference Tuesday March15 at 8:30p.m. (French time) The current events in Ukraine are the culmination of a project conceived and carefully prepared by Putin for a number of years, to restore Russia’s place in the world in Soviet times. Several…

Amnesty international on Israel : a biased and counterproductive report – JCall’s and La Paix Maintenant’s press release

As members of JCall and La Paix Maintenant, we have always affirmed our total—but critical—solidarity towards the State of Israel, taking action whenever its right to existence  or its legitimacy were challenged. At the same time, we have always considered…

The photo of the year and the one missing

Among all the Middle East photos we will remember from 2021, we chose the one showing Mansour Abbas, leader of the Islamic party Raam, signing with  Naphtali Bennett and Yair Lapid  the coalition agreement  sealing for the first time the…

JLink’s Letter to Benny Gantz, Minister of Defense

26 October 2021 Dear Minister Benny Gantz, J-Link, a broad international network of progressive Jewish organizations, approached you in May 2020, then as Chairman of the Knesset, to express our opposition to the proposed annexation of parts of the West…

The coalition facing the Palestinian issue

Olive trees uprooted by settlers In 2010, we launched our JCall appeal with a main goal, that of making Jewish European citizens aware of the necessity of ending the occupation of the Palestinian territories in order to create a state…

After the cease-fire

After 11 days of war, Hamas and Israel accepted a cease-fire that put an end to this new round of violence, the sixth one since Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005. It took the personal involvement of President…

Political blockade in the Knesset – season 4

drawing by Biderman Haaretz On April 5th, President Rivlin received the delegations of the 13 lists that crossed the minimum electoral threshhold, in order to ask them which candidate they chose to form the new government, following the fourth round…

Israeli election : Will the fourth round be the right one?

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Could we apply Einstein’s quote to the electoral situation in Israel ? In less than two weeks, Israelis will go back to the polls for the fourth…

Bibi or not Bibi

Drawing from Biderman in Ha’aretz. It is written on the sign : “I am the 4000th dead” In two months, Israel will vote again for the fourth time in two years. This new election will cost billions shekels, while the…

From one election to the next

Donald Trump needed more than 3 weeks to admit Joe Biden’s victory, and even so, he keeps saying that the election had been fraudulent, which none of the investigations conducted so far has confirmed. If Biden’s victory is undisputable on…

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