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Trump’s “Deal of the Century” is nothing more than an attempt to legalise apartheid and further entrench occupation. Denying Palestinians their collective Right to Self Determination, Right to Return and an end to the Illegal Occupation.

Palestinian Community Association North West and the Palestine Forum have called for a protest this Saturday in Piccadilly Gardens at 1pm, this Saturday (1/2/2020).

The voices of the Palestinians must be heard. They cannot be excluded from negotiating their future and freedom.

Stand with Palestine – Reject Trump’s “Deal”

Called by

Palestinian Community Association North West
Palestinian Forum

Supported by

Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Manchester Palestine Action
Manchester Jewish Action for PalestineDetails


Saturday 1st Feb 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, Manchester,

Film Screening: The Reports of Sarah and Saleem

Screening of Muayad Alayan’s  “The Reports of Sarah and Saleem” Home Mcr, Tony Wilson Place

Monday 13 January 2020  Start 17.50

Book Tickets

Post Screen Discussion with Dr. Ruth Abou Rached, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Freie Universität Berlin.

Synopsis: The extra-marital affair between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman has political consequences under Israeli rule.

Saleem from East Jerusalem works as a deliveryman. Sarah runs a café in West Jerusalem. Despite being worlds apart, they risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair, snatching moments in the night to meet. But Sarah is the wife of a high-ranking Israeli military official and a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them.

Caught up in the occupation machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit which not even the truth looks able to stop. This is Muayad Alayan’s second feature film.



Winner of the Special Jury Award and Audience Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2018

Director Muayad Alayan|2018 |127 mins

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13th Jan 2020 5:50 pm – 8:00 pm Home Cinema, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN


Our discussion meeting on Thursday 21st November at Friend Meeting House will focus on campaigning work. In the first part of the meeting we will review our current boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigning activities including the Boycott Puma, Stop Arming Israel and Stop JNF campaigns.

Roof Top Protest at Elbit- Ferranti in Oldham 2 July 2019

In the second part of the meeting we will consider key questions that we confront whilst campaigning for Palestinian human rights on the street, or in political and human rights organisations.

Thursday 21st November 19:00-21:00 , 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS

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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Boycott Puma Day of Action

Stand up for Palestine this Saturday 2pm Piccadilly Gardens for the Manchester Day of Action to Boycott Puma.

Join us on the second international day of action calling on Puma to end their complicity with Israeli apartheid.

Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which includes football clubs based in illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land. All Israeli settlements are considered war crimes under international law.

As one of the world’s top athletic apparel makers, Puma’s sponsorship brings international legitimacy to the IFA and helps maintain its direct involvement with violations of human rights and international law off the field.

Take action and support the call from more than 200 Palestinian football teams for Puma to end its support for Israel’s military occupation by terminating its sponsorship deal with the IFA!

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26th Oct 2019 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Piccadilly Gardens, City Centre, Manchester,

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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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


Tuesday 6th Aug 2019 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS

Public MeetiNG: Meet the Rooftop Protesters

Monday 5th August 6pm, outside Elbit Systems / Ferranti Technology Factory, Cairo House, Waterhead, Oldham OL4 3JA

For 3 days from July 1st to July 3rd protesters from Manchester Palestine Action occupied the roof of the Israeli Arms Factory Elbit Ferranti. There was also a peace camp on the ground that grew with many people from Oldham joining in. This is a chance to meet them and learn all about the campaign.

All of those involved had been to Palestine and have seen up close the devastating effect of the weapons that were built, developed and profited from by Elbit Systems. Elbit, who own the factory are Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer, making the drones that have been used to kill thousands of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. They sell these weapons as “battle tested”, which means tested on Palestinians.

Come and meet the rooftop protesters and learn more about the campaign to stop the Arms Factory on our doorstep

Called by:
Oldham Peace and Justice
Manchester Campaign Against Arms Trade
Greater Manchester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Manchester Palestine Action
Manchester Jewish Action for Palestine


5th Aug 2019 6:00 pm Elbit Systems / Ferranti Technology, Cairo Mill, Waterhead, Oldham, OL4 3JA

Some Coverage of the Rooftop protest:

Manchester Meteor:

Manchester Evening News on the protest:

Manchester Evening News on Elbit Ferranti Weapons:

Oldham Times:

From the rooftop: explaining Elbit complicity in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians:


This year there are two Big Rides for Palestine-  each is a one day events. The first is in London on Saturday 27th July and the second starts and ends in  Manchester on Saturday 3rd August, so the Big Ride is back in Manchester!! They are both generating a lot of interest, with nearly 100 riders registered for each. If you are interested in participating the registration for the London Ride closes on Wednesday 24th July and for the  Manchester ride on Monday 29th July. Information about The Big Ride  and how to book onto either ride is on the Big Ride website :

The Manchester Big Ride starts from Manchester Central Library at 10.00am, heads out to Stockton Heath, near Warrington,  and plans to arrive at Birch Community Centre in Rusholme for 5.30pm. There’s a reception for the riders and early evening event, with a few short Palestinian films and speakers, that all supporters are welcome to attend.

Schedule for the day

  • 10:00 Start of Ride Manchester Central Library
  • 17:30 Arrive at Birch Community Centre in Rusholme and Reception

Registration for the ride closes on Monday 29th July.  For further information go to

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Popular Resistance in Palestine

Public Meeting with Palestinian Environmental & Political Activist Mazin Qumsiyeh

Mazin Qumsiyeh Meeting Flyer

Israel daily violates international law and human rights, committing crimes against humanity and against nature. Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh with talk about popular resistance in Palestine, which is a history of hope and empowerment.

Mazin will a focus on environmental justice. Supporters of the state of Israel often claim that Israel has ‘turned the desert green’. He will present a very different picture; of environmental destruction and degradation in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Professor Mazim Qumsiyeh
Mazin Qumsiyeh

Mazin Qumsiyeh  is a professor of biotechnology at both Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities – at the former he is founding director of the Institute for Biodiversity Research and the Palestine Museum of Natural History. He is co-founder of the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, the Middle East Genetics Association, the Holy Land Conservation Foundation and Academics for Justice.

He has had more than a thousand articles published, in print and online. His books include Mammals of the Holy Land (1996), Sharing the Land of Canaan (2004) and Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of hope and empowerment (2011).



25th Jul 2019 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS