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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.
Farewell to Simon Peres, man of security, man of peace

Shimon Peres, who just passed away, at the age of 93, devoted all his life to the service of Israel. During that long and remarkable career, the security and the development of the Jewish State have been his main goals.…

A Call to the Jews of the World:

IF YOU CARE ABOUT ISRAEL, SILENCE IS NO LONGER AN OPTION! As the year 2017 approaches, marking 50 years of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, Israel stands at a crossroad. The present situation is disastrous. The prolonged occupation…

Europe and Israel: A Complex Relationship

by Giorgio Gomel* ABSTRACT There is some degree of ambivalence, mistrust, and even hostility between Europe and Israel. Europeans see Israel on a path of permanent occupation of Palestinian territories. Israel sees the European posture as unbalanced and biased against…

JCall supports the Paris Conference on the Middle East and condemns the recent adoptions, by a Unesco political organ, of a text approved by France

  JCall supports the Paris Conference on the Middle East to be held May 30th and looks forwards to it, especially given the persistent obstruction of the peace process perpetuating a deadly statu quo. JCall points out that according to…

“Nuit debout” and Alain Finkielkraut

JCall condemns the shameful behaviour of  “Nuit Debout” militants who forced Alain Finkielkraut, member of the French Academy, to leave Place de la République in Paris last Saturday night (April 16th, 2016), showered with spits and insults.   Alain Finkielkraut…

JCall welcomes France initiative for an international conference

JCall welcomes the statement by Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, announcing that “In the coming weeks, France will take… steps in order to organize an international conference gathering each of the parties’ principle partners – principally Americans, Europeans…

20 years after Rabin’s death, incitement to hatred is the same

The lights of Hanukkah just went out, but statements and initiatives against NGO’s fighting for human rights in Israel and in Palestinian territories already darken the political climate in Israel. President Reuven Rivlin himself is not spared by the extreme…

Negotiate rather than distort History

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, crossed the line by insulting in the same sentence the Jewish people and the Palestinian people. Twenty years ago, he dared to appear in demonstrations where the then Prime Minister was caricatured as a…

Are we heading towards a third intifada ?

Unfortunately, we are not surprised to witness a situation in which, once again, the occupied territories are on the brink of explosion. We have repeated again and again that offering only a status quo perspective to Israelis and Palestinians as…

Shana Tova—Happy New Year 5776

According to the Jewish tradition, we usually say on Rosh Hashana eve: « May the year end with its curses and begin with its blessings. » If we had to take stock of the year 5775 just ending, the list of…

All of us are refugees

The pictures of refugees— children, adults, or elderly persons—walking along the railway tracks or the roads, carrying a bundle on their backs, crawling under barbed wires to cross borders, and those, even more tragic, of people packed into makeshift boats,…

In the Heart of Summer

Is it related to the current heatwave ? In the heart of custom paper the summer, all the “hot“ issues of concern to us these last months seem to fall in line with the current events. Of course, each of…

A report on the JSTREET conference (Wash, 21-23 March, 2015) by Giorgio Gomel of Jcall Europe

1. Jstreet’s show of strength (3000 participants, of whom 1100 University students, and overall 180.000 supporters)) and determination in opposing the new Israeli government and advocating the two-state solution. In the opening night after two moving dialogues between Robi Damelin…

Bibi’s Bad Choice (Editorial -The Jewish Daily Forward)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress next month has already accomplished a rare feat: It has united ideologues as different as Jeremy Ben Ami of JStreet and Chris Wallace at Fox News — in opposition. When the…

No, Mr Netanyahu, you do not represent us !

Recently addressing a French-speaking audience, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, declared that he went to Paris to attend the demonstration of January11th « as the representative of all the Jewish People ». It is as such that he says he is…

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