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.
Continue reading Stop JNF Campaign Monthly Webinar Series
Dr Mona El-Farra, director of projects for the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) in Gaza, has contact us with an emergency appeal for funds due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Continue reading EMERGENCY APPEAL FROM MONA EL-FARRA
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.
Continue reading Protest: REJECT THE TRUMP DEAL- SUPPORT THE PALESTINIANS
Screening of Muayad Alayan’s “The Reports of Sarah and Saleem” Home Mcr, Tony Wilson Place
Monday 13 January 2020 Start 17.50
Post Screen Discussion with Dr. Ruth Abou Rached, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Freie Universität Berlin.
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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.
Continue reading MEETING: CAMPAIGNING FOR PALESTINE
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.
Continue reading SPWSF Autumn Fund Raiser: Sponsored Swim & Social
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.
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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
Continue reading UPDATE FROM GAZA WITH DR MONA EL-FARRA
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
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: https://www.themeteor.org/2019/07/01/activists-occupy-roof-of-israeli-elbit-ferranti-in-oldham-call-for-arms-embargo/
Manchester Evening News on the protest: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/ferranti-protest-israel-palestine-oldham-16516169
Manchester Evening News on Elbit Ferranti Weapons: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/question-marks-over-whether-arms-16612998
Oldham Times: https://www.theoldhamtimes.co.uk/news/17743497.rooftop-protest-at-ferranti-technologies-factory-in-oldham/
From the rooftop: explaining Elbit complicity in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians: https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterPalestineAction/videos/892246297800452/