DEMOLISHING PALESTINE

WHAT’S HAPPENING AND WHAT WE CAN DO?

Webinar: Sunday 31st January 2021 at 4pm

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Home demolitions reveal Israel’s apartheid nature

  • Ron Taylor explains how Israel’s control of land and its discriminatory planning system in the West Bank leads to the demolition of Palestinian property.
  • Annie O’Gara will illustrate this fact with reference to East Jerusalem and the Naqab, showing the continuing role of Britain in the process, in particular referencing JCB and the JNF (Jewish National Fund).

Sunday 31st January 2021 at 4pm

Zoom Link

Meeting ID 924 4707 8527 Passcode 745893

Organised by Halifax Friends of Palestine

HANDS UP: DRAMA FROM PALESTINE

Thursday 28th January at 6.30pm (UK time)

Join us on Zoom by clicking Here 

or use Zoom Meeting ID: 895 1871 4235 Passcode: 128768

Three on-line plays performed by young people from Palestine developed as part of the Hands Up Project.

The Hands Up project works with young people in Palestine to write and perform powerful pieces of remote theatre. Come and see their inspirational messages of hope and hear their teachers discuss the challenges of working in the West Bank and Gaza.

Two plays will be performed live and the third by video.  The performance will be followed by discussion. Each play will last about ten minutes.  The plays are:

“An Exile Inside The Home Country”  

Created and performed by Raw’aa Azem Abu Arra , Ola Muhammad Abu Arra, Sarah Amjad Abu Arra.

“I Couldn’t Say Goodbye”  

Created and performed by Iman Ridwan and Marwa Husam.

“Oh My Home”

Created and performed by Nour Ziada, Haya Orouq, Rana Al-Basha , Farah Abu Obaid  and Doaa Abu Sharar.

Speakers

  • Nick Bilbrough – Coordinator of the Hands Up Project
  • Amal Mukhairez – UNRWA teacher in Gaza
  • Haneen Jadallah – UNRWA teacher in Gaza
  • Shorouq Daraghmeh – Ministry of Education teacher in Tubas, Palestine.
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UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

A week of action to mark the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Join us from the 25th November – 2nd December for one or more of our events!

The Israeli government continues to press ahead with its gross violations of international law and Palestinian human rights – accelerating the ongoing colonisation of yet more Palestinian land.

These include plans to proceed with formal annexation, with the so called UAE/Bahrain peace deal signalling only a temporary halt in those plans. Meanwhile Israel continues with the de facto annexation on the ground… just this week plans were announced to build over 4000 more units to expand illegal settlements in the West Bank.

The need for solidarity through action is more important ever. Now is the time to #StopAnnexation and #EndApartheid !

Register for the Virtual Lobby of Parliament

We need your voice in Parliament! Join the Virtual Lobby Day for Palestine on Wednesday 2nd December, and meet with your MP over Zoom to discuss Palestinian rights. You don’t need to be an expert on Palestine to take part… you won’t be alone meeting your MP, and we’ll provide you with a full briefing including speaking notes and how to prepare.

Protest at Ferranti Technology Oldham.

Balfour Declaration Protest Monday 2nd November 2020 3pm – 4.30pm at Ferranti Technology Oldham.   

End The Arms Trade with Israel – Shutdown Elbit

The protest will comply with Covid requirements. all participants are requested to social distance and wear masks as follows:

  • Social distance – please ensure you remain 2 metres apart. Raise your arms at the start of our demonstration to ensure you are 2 metres apart.
  • Wear Face masks/coverings – these are known to reduce risk & show that we are taking pre-cautions.
  • Practise Hand hygiene – regular hand washing/hand sanitiser please.
  • Only ‘Zero-Contact’ alternatives for handouts like leaflets and contact sheets to be used.
  • Follow any update government Covid Guidance https://www.gov.uk/guid…/local-covid-alert-level-very-high
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Liverpool Electronic ARMS Fair Cancelled

Electronic Arms Fair scheduled to take place in Liverpool in November has just been cancelled after public pressure. It will now be held in Spain in May 2021.

It is welcome that Electronic Warfare Europe, due to take place at the council-run ACC Exhibition Centre in November, has been cancelled after pressure from a large groups in Liverpool.

However, it is extremely disappointing that the cancellation has come from the event organisers, not the council. Instead, the council has refused to respond to large coalition of groups in Liverpool, who had been calling for the event’s cancellation on the grounds of human rights.

PSC are therefore asking people to write to the Liverpool City Council cabinet to call on them to confirm that no arms fair will take place at a council owned venue in the future, and to implement a robust ethical events policy.

PSC letter to the Liverpool Mayor & Councillors

FILM: EMWAS SUNDAY 31st MAY 17.00 (BST)

EMWAS (52 mins) dir Dima Abu Ghosh

SUNDAY 31 MAY 17.00hrs (UK)

This event was originally scheduled to take place on 17 May, but had to be postponed due to a worldwide malfunction of Zoom.  This event will now take place on  Sunday 31st May at 1700. If you registered for 17th May, there is no need to re-register. 

Post screen discussion with director Dima Abu Ghosh; John Nicholson (Stop the JNF campaign); Anandi Ramamurthy (Cinema Palestino)

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/168180667

Tickets are free but please book via Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-screening-emwas-tickets-103610710424

To commemorate the Nakba, we will remember the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinian villages beyond 1948. In 1967, on the second day of the 1967 war, Dima Abu Ghosh was forced to flee her village, along with all its inhabitants, when she was two years old. None of the villagers was ever able to return. After demolishing Emwas and a neighbouring village, the Israeli government turned the area into a public park called the Canada Park. The film follows the journey of the director, Dima Abu Ghosh, as she brings the demolished village to life and rebuilds her demolished hometown through a model, to restore the memories of its inhabitants and their dreams.

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COMMEMORATE NAKBA DAY – STAND IN OPPOSITION TO LAND THEFT AND ANNEXATION

Virtual gathering with Roger Waters, Ken Loach, Chief Mandla Mandela, Janna Jihad and DAM

Friday 15th May 7pm (BST)
 
What:  An online rally featuring performances by Roger Waters, DAM, Remi Kanazi, Allan Kolski and Adnan Joubran, and speeches by Ken Loach, Chief Mandla Mandela, Diana Buttu, Janna Jihad, Yara Hawari and Ghada Karmi. Participants will be led in sign-making and call their elected officials.

REGISTER HERE  OR WATCH VIA FACEBOOK

Organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the BDS MovementJewish Voice for Peace and the South African BDS Coalition.

Manchester Branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign