Palestinians in Gaza are being bombarded with air strikes and shelling, day and night. An already desperate reality of military blockade has been made even worse, with electricity and water shortages increasing and hospitals overloaded. As we come out of Shabbat, our day of rest, Na’amod is thinking of those for whom rest is continually denied.

Ahmed Alnaouq is a journalist from Gaza, and wrote this piece for an Israeli audience (originally in Hebrew), to shed light on the personal experiences and testimonies of Palestinians, which are almost impossible to find in Israeli media. …

The below is a translation of Tzipi Hotovely’s expansionist tract, ‘The Five Stage Plan for the Greater Land of Israel’. The article was written in 2013, when Hotovely was a member of Knesset for the Likud Party and chairwoman of the Committee for the Advancement of Women. We have translated this from the original in Hebrew, so that our community can have no misapprehensions about the current Israeli ambassador to the UK’s positions.

The Five-Stage Plan for the Greater Land of Israel

The long years of propaganda for the vision of “two states for two peoples” have obstructed the most…

As we celebrate the festival of Tu B’Shvat this Monday by eating new fruit, reflecting on the natural world and planting trees, it is important that we do not ignore the elephant in the room: the occupation, and specifically the largest ecological organisation in Israel’s role in entrenching the occupation.

Tu B’Shvat, or Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot (New Year of the Trees), is celebrated throughout the Jewish community as an ecological awareness day. For over one hundred years, one of the most common ways Jews have marked the festival is through supporting the Jewish National Fund (JNF) — Hebrew: קֶרֶן קַיֶּימֶת…

The election results out of Israel make one thing clear: the violence and indignity of occupation will only intensify under the new Israeli government.

As diaspora communities, we have a moral duty to stand against it.

Once again, millions of Palestinians have been denied the right to vote for a government that controls the minutiae of their daily lives and deprives them of their basic civil liberties. From intimidation of Palestinian citizens of Israel at voting booths to the celebration of violence against the people of Gaza, it is clear that neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor Benny Gantz put forward a…

Will the Board of Deputies condemn the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar?

The President of The Board of Deputies of British Jews has finally responded to our protest last month, and she has chosen to deliberately misrepresent us.

As she would know if she read The Jewish Chronicle, the police have already confirmed that our protest was legal, that we didn’t need a permit and we were perfectly in our rights.

She also mistakenly says we were protesting the Israeli government. In fact we were protesting the shameful silence from herself and the Board of Deputies on the demolition of #KhanAlAhmar

This week a young Jewish activist was told she was not welcome in her community.

The Reform Movement and RSY-Netzer dismissed Nina Morris-Evans as an Israel Tour Leader after she attended an event that protested the shooting of Palestinians in Gaza in May 2018.

This was after a targeted, misogynistic campaign by right wing activists against a young woman who dared to show compassion and empathy towards Palestinians.

The Reform Movement takes pride in its openness when it comes to talking about the occupation with its youth. Yet, when a proud and committed Reform Jew took a stand against the…

We will end the British Jewish community’s support for Israel’s occupation.

Na’amod is a new movement of British Jews seeking to end our community’s support for Israel’s occupation, and to mobilise it in the struggle for freedom and equality for all Palestinians and Israelis.

Na’amod was born out of Kaddish for Gaza in May 2018. As Jews, we were appalled by the way members of our community were slandered and harassed for publicly expressing empathy for Palestinians. We are determined to resist attempts to marginalise anti-occupation voices in our community, and galvanised to demand that our leaders show courage and…

An attendee affirming our condemnation of the violence and loss of life

On 16th May 2018, over 50 of us — British Jews holding a variety of political beliefs — gathered in Parliament Square to mourn the deaths of the Palestinians killed by the Israeli army last week. We came together for this event, united by our grief for the deaths of so many and in our anger at the Jewish establishment’s failure to condemn the Occupation and siege of Gaza that caused such violence. As Jews, we decided to express this grief and anger in the most Jewish way possible. We recited poems and read texts inspired by our tradition. We…

Na'amod: British Jews Against Occupation

Na'amod is a new movement of British Jews seeking to end our community's support for Israel's occupation.

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