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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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SPWSF Autumn Fund Raiser: Sponsored Swim & Social

Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund’s Autumn Fundraiser is a sponsored swim as well as the usual social event .  You can do the swim  either on your own counting lengths  and/or with us a  private pool in Saddleworth on the afternoon of 3 November with a group of us.  We are collectively aiming at swimming 25 miles – the length of Gaza .  We are also having a Social in the afternoon of 3 November 2019 which everyone is welcome to.

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National Day of Action- Stop Arming israel

Join the National Day of Action calling for HSBC to #StopArmingIsrael! 

Manchester Piccadilly Gardens 12pm Sat 14 Sept

HSBC invests in and provides financial services for companies providing military technology and weapons to Israel, which the Israeli military has used to commit war crimes and systematically violate international law. This includes investments of nearly £100million in the company Caterpillar.

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UPDATE FROM GAZA WITH DR MONA EL-FARRA

Public meeting on the current situation in Gaza with Dr Mona El-Farra.

Dr Mona El-Farra is the director of Gaza Projects for the Middle East Children’s Alliance, is a physician by training and a human rights and women’s rights activist. She is also the Health Chair of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip and a member of the Union of Health Work Committees. She will give an update on the current situation  and the work of the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Gaza

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