Palestine – A People Betrayed

Presenter:  Kathy Brooks 

From the birth of political Zionism in the late 19th century to the current time, successive world powers have betrayed the Palestinian people. Examining the events of the first half of the last century Kathy details how decisions taken by Britain, the USA and the United Nations (heavily influenced by the Zionist lobby) led to the creation of the State of Israel, the dispossession of the Palestinian people, and the ongoing Nakba (‘catastrophe’).

Palestinian refugees leaving the Galilee in October–November 1948
The Nakba: Palestinian refugees leaving the Galilee in October–November 1948

Kathy Brooks is a member of the Manchester Branch of the  Palestine Solidarity Campaign. She has worked as a Welfare Rights Officer, Benefits Manger and various positions for central government, including project delivery, policy advice and communications. Active in the Trade Union movement, she has held positions at branch, regional, and national level. Kathy is Secretary of the Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund and is a member of the Northern Women for Women in Palestine group. She went on a fact finding trip to Palestine in 2013, a visit which changed her life.

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20th Aug 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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