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There are a lot of amazing organisations and groups who are working hard to promote the cause of the Palestinians. LINKS - http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/pages/Links/ Our aim is to highlight all their fantastic work and to invite you to all the inspiring events and talks that they hold. We also plan to have talks, videos and discussions to better understand the history and politics of the region and agree on ways we can all help and support the Palestinian people.

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Student Day of Action #ApartheidOffCampus

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https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/student-day-of-action-apartheidoffcampus/ The Israeli government continues to press ahead with its gross violations of international law and Palestinian human rights, accelerating the ongoing colonisation of yet more Palestinian land. These include plans to proceed with formal annexation. Despite the rhetoric from some of our political leaders hat the US-UAE has taken annexation off the table, Israel has made clear that its plans are merely on temporary hold. Netanyahu, has stated clearly , speaking after the UAE deal that “There is no change to my plan to extend sovereignty, our sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, in full coordination with the United States.” Meanwhile Israel proceeds with the de facto annexation on the ground. In October 2020 the Israeli government approved 5,400 new settlement units on stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank. In tandem, Israel has continued to demolish Palestinian homes and buildings, with 389 Palestinian structures in the West Bank razed from March to August 2020, leaving over 400 Palestinians homeless. And Israel continues to subject Gaza to an ever-tightening land, air and sea blockade, making life insufferable for the nearly two million Palestinians, the majority of them refugees from Israel’s ethnic cleansing, trapped in the enclave. Like Palestinian refugees everywhere, they are denied the right to return to the homes from which they, their parents or grandparents were expelled. As the TUC the reality recently affirmed, Israel’s current actions are the next “significant step in the creation of a system of apartheid” The UK government must take action by banning trade with illegal Israeli settlements and implementing sanctions, including a two-way arms embargo, until Israel complies with international law. Public bodies also need to take action to ensure that they are not investing funds or procuring contracts with companies complicit in Israel’s human rights abuses. This includes Universities. Our research has found that UK universities invest over £450million in companies complicit in Israel’s grave breaches of Palestinian human rights. This includes companies on the UN Human Rights Office’s list of business enterprises involved in illegal Israeli settlements, based on stolen Palestinian land. Up and down the UK, supported by PSC’s youth and student committee, students are taking action, campaigning to get their university to divest from companies aiding human rights abuses, and they’re making an impact. At a handful of institutions they’ve successfully pressured their institutions to drop complicit investments. Using PSCs handy database of university investments, you can find out where your institution invests and start a campaign for divestment too. On November 25th students at dozens of institutions will take action. Will you join them? Get involved! Get involved! Tweet your support! Between 12-2pm on Wednesday 25th October, take a picture with a placard, calling on your institution to divest. Use our handy ready-made ones (below), or get creative and make your own! Use #ApartheidOffCampus #DivestForPalestine Tweet at your institution – tell them to divest! Why not organise a Twitter Storm with members of your society? Use our template letter to write to your senior management – co-ordinate a letter hand-in with other students. Remember to post the picture with #ApartheidOffCampus #DivestForPalestine https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/student-day-of-action-apartheidoffcampus/

National Day of Action for Palestine #EndApartheid #SanctionsNow

https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/national-day-of-action-for-palestine-endapartheid-sanctionsnow/ Join on Facebook: http://bit.ly/DOAPalestine The Israeli government continues to press ahead with its gross violations of international law and Palestinian human rights, accelerating the ongoing colonisation of yet more Palestinian land. These include plans to proceed with formal annexation. Despite the rhetoric from some of our political leaders that the US- UAE has taken annexation off the table, Israel has made clear that its plans are merely on temporary hold . Netanyahu has stated clearly, speaking after the UAE deal, that “there is no change to my plan to extend sovereignty, our sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, in full coordination with the United States.” Meanwhile Israel proceeds with the de facto annexation on the ground. In October 2020 the Israeli government approved 5,400 new settlement units on stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank. In tandem, Israel has continued to demolish Palestinian homes and buildings, with 389 Palestinian structures in the West Bank razed from March to August 2020, leaving over 400 Palestinians homeless. Israel continues to subject Gaza to an ever-tightening land, air and sea blockade, making life insufferable for the nearly two million Palestinians, the majority of them refugees from Israel’s ethnic cleansing, trapped in the enclave. Like Palestinian refugees everywhere, they are denied the right to return to the homes from which they, their parents or grandparents were expelled. As the TUC the reality recently affirmed, Israel’s current actions are the next “significant step in the creation of a system of apartheid” . The UK government must take action by banning trade with illegal Israeli settlements and implementing sanctions, including a two-way arms embargo, until Israel complies with international law. Public bodies also need to take action to ensure that they are not investing funds or procuring contracts with companies complicit in Israel’s human rights abuses. That’s why we’re calling for a day of action on November 28th under the banner #StopAnnexation #EndApartheid #SanctionsNow How to take action: Gather in groups of no more than 6 (complying with all social distancing regulations), and hold our signs. Post on social media with the hashtags #StopAnnexation #EndApartheid #SanctionsNow Let’s once more flood social media with our protest! (Actions to be listed nearer to the day, e-mail [masked] with details of your event) https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/national-day-of-action-for-palestine-endapartheid-sanctionsnow/

Virtual Lobby Day 2020

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https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/virtual-lobby-day-2020/ We need your voice in Parliament! Join the Virtual Lobby Day for Palestine on Wednesday 2nd December, and meet with your MP over Zoom to discuss Palestinian rights. Let politicians know that Palestine is an important issue for their constituents. You don’t need to be an expert on Palestine to take part… just register to request a meeting with your MP by following this link, and we’ll do the rest! You won’t be alone. In your online meeting will be other PSC activists and constituents from your local area. You’ll receive a full briefing in advance of the meeting with your MP. This will include a document with speaking notes on the topic of #StopAnnexation #EndApartheid, what to ask from your MP, what to expect from the meeting, and how to properly prepare. We will arrange an online Zoom briefing for all Lobby Day participants a week before the Lobby to discuss details and give you the chance to ask any questions you may have. Meetings with MPs last for roughly 30 minutes, and are held over Zoom. You will be emailed the Zoom link ahead of the meeting. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with using Zoom, we can provide support to help you. The meeting may be scheduled by your MP anytime between 10am and 5pm on Wednesday 2nd December. Please fill in this online form when you get either a positive or negative response from your MP to the request for a meeting. It is important for us to collect this data. There is a possibility your MP will not accept a meeting request, in which case we will try to facilitate you joining a Zoom meeting with a different parliamentarian. Please try to make sure you can attend any meeting set up by your MP. Only register for the Lobby Day and request a meeting if you intend to participate. https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/virtual-lobby-day-2020/

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