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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.
JCall at the Elysee Palace

 This morning, October 17th, 2013,  Gérard Unger, President of JCall France, and David Chemla, European Secretary-General of JCall, met President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace. They exposed and explained JCall’s goals and provided together with Mr Hollande an overview…

The Lessons of Oslo

  This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the Oslo Accords. The disappointment on the part of most Israelis and Palestinians at any mention of the Accords is in direct proportion to the enormous hope that they inspired at the…

Time for action!

Will the forthcoming new Jewish year, 5774, be the year when we finally witness the signing of an agreement that brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to an end? Or will the current negotiations join the long list of missed opportunities between…

JCall’s statement following E.U. decision to stop funding Israeli activities in the territories

The European Union has released in its Official Journal of July 19th new guidelines  according to which, from 2014, not one euro of grant, prize or financial instrument coming from European institutions will be attributed to Israeli entities set up…

On Palestinians, Israel’s Leadership Has a Split Personality

Jonathan Jeremy Goldberg asked in an article published in Forward on June 09, 2013 why can’t the political and security establishment agree?   In late February 2002, shortly after Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah presented columnist Thomas Friedman with his famous…

Wieseltier: Jewish state won’t last unless Israeli-Palestinian conflict solved

Jun. 10, 2013 By The Associated Press (Excerpts)   Leon Wieseltier has long maintained a close relationship with the state of Israel. But the Jewish-American author now fears the country’s survival may be in jeopardy — and says much of…

Encountering Peace: Our window of opportunity

By Gershon Baskin, co-chairman of IPCRI, the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information. The Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2013 (Excerpts)   The ticking clock is not the closing of the window on the two-state solution, but on the political and…

Netanyahu’s “map” is a non-starter

The painful truth is that there is no real land potential in Israeli territory for a 1:1 territorial exchange with the Palestinians. Excerpts from an article by Shaul Arieli (Haaretz, June 3, 2013). Read full article HERE.    Israel has come…

Back from the JCall’s trip to Israel and Palestine

In the context of a deadlocked political situation, the JCall trip that took place in Israel and Palestine between april 28th and may 4th 2013 has gathered 100 JCall members from Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland with the…

Dr Obama’s therapy

Listening to and reading the first reactions to last week’s speech to representatives of Israeli youth in Jerusalem, it’s easy to see how little international commentators on this long-standing conflict understand Israeli society. Clearly Obama himself does understand it. There…

Text of Obama’s Speech in Israel

Peace is necessary … Peace is just … Peace is possible …told President Obama to the people of Israel in his speech in Jerusalem today. You can follow us on our Facebook to read all the reactions to the first…

Full text of Obama’s speech on arrival in Israel

Shalom. President Peres, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and most of all, to the people of Israel, thank you for this incredibly warm welcome. This is my third visit to Israel so let me just say tov lihiyot shuv ba’aretz. (Ir’s good…

The post-electoral tragi-comedy

Nearly three weeks after having been named by President Shimon Peres to form the next government, Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself between a rock and a hard place. He is supposed to have formed a coalition by early March, with the…

Towards a return of the Americans to the Middle Eastern scene ?

The announcement of Obama’s forthcoming visit to Israel and the West Bank has triggered many comments during the last few days.   By announcing his visit well before the constitution of a government in Jerusalem, is Obama seeking to interfere…

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