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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.
Israel, Diaspora Jews and the Anti-Semites

There is a separation, a parting of ways in the Jewish world between Israel as the nation-state of the Israelis and the American and European diasporas where Jews live in societies, which despite fractures and throwbacks are becoming increasingly multicultural.…

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,…

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…

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.…

Two peoples, one peace – a JCall colloquium (Rome, May 16, 2016)

JCall Italy organized a colloquium at the Italian Parliament in Rome on “Two peoples ,one peace”. (To see the video click here) In the current destructive juncture in the Middle East with the disintegration of states and the surge of…

“Israel deve puntare sulla pace”, interview of Giorgio Gomel fom JCall Italia

on the left Giorgio Gomel during the meeting of JCall’s delegation in Ramallah with Prime minister Salam Fayyad (april 2013) Confronti is an Italian monthly magazine sponsored by the Federation of Evangelical churches and dedicated to interreligious and intercultural dialogue,…

Is Jerusalem burning ?

While Jerusalem is on the verge of exploding, there is still time to prevent the worst from happening. We condemn the attempted murder of Yehuda Glick, an Israeli ultra-right militant and staunch supporter of the building of the Third Temple…

From the political vacuum to the resurgence of violence

A press release by JCall, 7 juillet 2014   Who could have seriously believed that the failure of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations would lead to a statu quo ante? We have said it for many years: this “low-intensity“ conflict (the language used by…

Palestinian state, Jewish state

Ari Shavit, Haaretz, Feb. 13, 2014:   “The Israeli-Palestinian conflict did not start in 1967 and does not revolve around the occupation and the settlements. It is a deep national-religious-cultural-social conflict, whose foundation is blindness. For decades Zionism refused to…

The B.D.S Threat by Roger Cohen (N.Y.T.)

I am a strong supporter of a two-state peace. The messianic idea of Greater Israel, occupying all the land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, must wither. Jews, having suffered for most of their history as a minority, cannot,…

JCall statement on Ariel Sharon’s death

In the wake of Ariel Sharon’s death, JCall recalls that the former Prime Minister of Israel belonged to the first generation of pioneers who founded the country. His name will remain closely associated with the defence of Israel, to which…

Water resources, Iran and current negotiations…

On november 30th, 2013, the second session of JCall’s ‘Israel÷Palestine 2020“ conference, launched in Paris on october 6th, took place at Angers university. We had decided to dedicate it to the water problem in the Middle East and to answer…

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…

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