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 !
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.
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.
On Thursday 19th September Manchester PSC will be showing the excellent documentary film “Not In Our Name” by Gabrielle Tierney.
On the 12th August 2006, during the Israeli military campaign against Lebanon, 9 men stormed an arms factory in Derry, Northern Ireland. They caused an estimated £350,00 worth of damage and were arrested. They denied nothing, yet the jury acquitted them of all charges.
In September 2017 Susannah O’Sullivan left her job to cycle 4,000 kilometres from Bristol to Palestine, before spending 3 months working with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in Hebron, the Jordan Valley and 2 months teaching in Nablus.
Photographs below from April 3rd protest and vigil outside Manchester Central Library on St Peter’s Square for the 17 unarmed Palestinian protesters killed on Friday 30th March by the Israeli Defence Force.
The vigil was addressed by Jenny Lynn, National Executive member of Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Councillor from Calderdale, Councillor Jill Lovsey, Norma Turner (Chair Manchester PSC) and Adie Mordech (MPA). A message of support was recieved from North West MEP Julie Ward.
Protesters held coffins with pictures of each of the 17 killed. Their names were called out followed by a minutes silence.
The vigil & protest was called by Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Manchester Palestine Action.