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DEMOLISHING PALESTINE

WHAT’S HAPPENING AND WHAT WE CAN DO?

Webinar: Sunday 31st January 2021 at 4pm

Meeting Flyer

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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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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Stop JNF Campaign Monthly Webinar Series

Join expert guest speakers in a monthly webinar series to explore the role of the Jewish National Fund in Palestinian dispossession.

About this Event

Join guest speakers and experts in a monthly webinar series to explore the role of the Jewish National Fund in the historic and ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. From the Nakba to today, the JNF has been a key agent in the colonization of Palestine. We will also explore how the JNF has helped to forge the racist ideology of the state of Israel, financing a discriminatory system whilst, at the same time, being accorded charitable status across the world. The campaign against the JNF likewise reaches across the world – we invite you to join us , wherever you are, in this campaign for justice.

Webinars will be held on the first Saturday of Month at 4pm (BST)  starting on Saturday 2nd May .

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Programme May- Oct 2020

Saturday 2nd May What is the JNF (Jewish National Fund)?

The JNF functions as an arm of the Israeli state, yet presents as a charity in scores of countries. Our expert guests will discuss the JNF as a pioneer of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and its ongoing activities to expel Palestinians from their homes. We’ll look at the JNF’s claims to act on behalf of Jews worldwide and show how this racist organisation can be challenged wherever you are.

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