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JCall is a non profit group of European Jewish citizens and friends
of Israel who call for a negotiated peace between
Israelis and Palestinians, based on the two-state solution.
Facing antisemitism: miss nothing

We are witnessing now a widespread increase of antisemitism in the world. It would be irresponsible to ignore it. Since JCall’s creation in 2010, we have always been alert to that situation. Fighting for an Israeli-Palestinian agreement based on the…

There are still judges in Jerusalem !

On October 18th, the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to allow Lara Alqasem,  a young American student of Palestinian origin, to enter Israel in order to complete her year of study at the University of Jerusalem, was a triumph of reason…

We won’t give up !

According to the Jewish tradition, we usually say on Rosh Hashana’s eve: « May the year end with its curses and begin with its blessings. » In fact, the past year has been deeply worrisome for all those who are, like…

Boycott is the best ally of the Israeli right

Last week, the cancelling of the football match between Argentina and Israel scheduled on June 9th hit the headlines in Israel and the Palestinian territories. “A victory of terrorism’, according to some, a slap on the face of Israel, for…

David Grossman at the Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony

Israeli author David Grossman was the keynote speaker at the April 17th 2018  joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial service sponsored by the Parents Circle-Families Forum and Combatants for Peace. Following is a translation of his speech:    Dear friends, good evening. There…

The Gaza trap

Friday March 30th, as Jews celebrated the first day of Passover—festival of freedom commemorating the Hebrews’ exodus from Egypt after they were freed from slavery—Hamas launched its “Return March” and called the population to walk towards the border with Israel.…

JCall ‘s conference : Questioning the Israeli Democracy

Saturday April 28th, 2018, at the Town Hall of the 4th arrondissement of Paris *, we will hold a Conference entitled “Questioning the Israeli Democracy”. Prior registration is required. We invite you to register directly on our website.   The…

Plan to deport thousands asylum seekers in Israel : A call to the Israeli PM

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, As European Jews and as friends of Israel, we are deeply concerned about your government plans to deport tens of thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese  asylum seekers. In most democratic countries, refugee acceptance rates for Sudanese…

JCall supports SISO

Seven years after the creation of JCall, (the European network for Israel and for peace), our “Call to Reason“ is as relevant as ever. The occupation of Palestinian territories following the Six Day War, which was a war of defence,…

The seder of the fiftieth anniversary

JCall organized on April 11 a seder with La paix Maintenant and the Association for a Judaism Humanist and Secular to mark the fiftieth year of the Six day war and the begining of the occupation of the Palestinian territories.…

On May 7th, every single ballot must go to Macron

The second round of the presidential election looks more hazardous than it seemed to be last Sunday. This last week, Marine Le Pen has been busy running  a sly and pervasive campaign, which allows her to get new allies; among…

Us and the others: Jewish universalism

In Shimon Peres’s funeral ceremony last October in Jerusalem, Tsvia Walden, Shimon’s daughter,  not only recited Kaddish according to the egalitarian practice of Reform Judaism but she added  to the original text,  ending with “Oseh shalom bimromau hu berahamau ya’aseh…

Come out of the Egypt of the subjugated and out of the Egypt of the subjugators

Every year, the first night of the Passover Seder starts with the four questions generally formulated by children, who ask how this evening is different from other evenings. By reminding us of the singularity of this holiday which commemorates through…

The Settlement Regulation Law is Immoral, Contrary to the Values of Judaism, and Antidemocratic

The so-called Settlement Regulation Law that was just voted by the Knesset legalizes retroactively previously illegal settlements built on private Palestinian land, and establishes a legal framework for future expropriations. It marks a fundamental break since for the first time…

We support Paris International Conference on the Middle East

After all these years of aborted negotiations and violent periods between Israelis and Palestinians, we welcome favorably all initiatives aiming to advance the search for a solution to the conflict. This is why we support the French initiative to gather…

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