Green Rooms

    After a very long gestation period our feature length Gaza documentary, with up-to-the moment footage, is ready for critical viewing. Looking at the siege from the perspective of those living the history, the project explores what has happened in the territory, what is happening today and what might happen tomorrow. Accompanying the Green Room screening there are new pieces of the artwork from Malak Mattar and Basel Maquosi, two of the artists featured in the documentary. It is very much hoped you and Meetup members can attend. Your feedback and comments will help tremendously in finalizing the edit in order to convey an accurate picture of the situation both inside and outside the territory. And please do pass this notice to any and all who you think may be interested. Much more background can be found on the project's website: www.we-gaza.com And please contact me with any questions or comments at maurice.jacobsen@gmail.c­om I thank you. And the women, men and children of Gaza thank you. Maurice Jacobsen Project Director


    Leytonstone Library

    “a jokey jaunt through Nazareth” “This sprightly, accessible comedy-drama by established Palestinian writer-director Annemarie Jacir unfolds over the course of a winter’s day in Nazareth as a father Abu and his son Shadi (played by real-life father and son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri) hand deliver wedding invitations for the forthcoming nuptials of Abu’s daughter Amal (Maria Zreik). Driving around town in a battered old Volvo between visits to relatives and old family friends, Abu and Shadi bicker and reminisce, manipulate and needle each other, gradually revealing the many layers of their relationship.” – The Guardian www.leytonstonefilmclub.com £5 entrance £4 concessions

  • PSC Annual General Meeting 2019


    https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/psc-agm-2019/ The PSC Annual General Meeting is a vital event, discussing our work over the last year, and planning the future of our campaign – including motions and elections to the Executive Committee. All members of national PSC are strongly encouraged to attend the AGM where important decisions are made. PSC is a democratic organisation managed by an elected board, the Executive Committee (EC). The EC is elected yearly at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and meets at least six times a year. The AGM sets campaigning priorities for the coming year through an agreed Annual Plan, which the EC oversees the implementation of. All individual members of PSC are able to attend the AGM, and can vote provided their membership is in good standing from Friday 26th October 2018. All PSC members and delegates wishing to attend the AGM must register in advance, no later than 18 January 2019. For more information on how to register, please visit the AGM registration page If you would like to become a member, you can join PSC here. https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/psc-agm-2019/

  • FILM: Tell Spring Not To Come This Year

    The CentrE17

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/screening-masterclass-with-saeed-taji-farouky-tickets-52209488987?utm_source=WFPSC+Mailings&utm_campaign=55f68ab365-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_04_08_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_63131188ba-55f68ab365-68668563 Saeed Taji Farouky is a Palestinian-British director and cinematographer, known for Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (2015), There Will Be Some Who Will Not Fear Even That Void (2013) and The Runner (2013). Saeed has over 15 years experience in documentary and filmmaking. He specialises in human rights issues in conflict/post-conflict areas. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year, UK & Afghanistan | 84 mins | Saeed Taji Farouky & Michael McEvoy| 2015 Tell Spring Not to Come This Year follows one unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) over the course of their first year of deployment in Helmand without NATO support. It is an intimate film about the human side of combat, told from a largely unheard and misrepresented perspective, that explores the deep personal motivations, desires and struggles of a band of fighting men on the front line. Without a NATO soldier in sight, and no narrative but their own, this is the war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/screening-masterclass-with-saeed-taji-farouky-tickets-52209488987?utm_source=WFPSC+Mailings&utm_campaign=55f68ab365-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_04_08_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_63131188ba-55f68ab365-68668563

  • Socialism 101: Ideas to change the world

    Birkbeck University of London

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/socialism-101-ideas-to-change-the-world-tickets-49856785989?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Socialism 101: Ideas to change the world - a day event for students and young workers. Speakers include: Janet Alder, sister of Christopher Alder & #BlackLivesMatter campaigner • Abortion rights activist from Ireland • Christine Buchholz, German MP and anti-fascist activist • McDonald’s striker • more tbc Themes include: Socialism in the 21st century • Racism, class and identity • Sexism and the system • Palestine, Imperialism and the Middle East • Capitalism & crisis: an introduction to Marxist economics • Can workers change the world? • What are the roots of Islamophobia? We live in a world of political turmoil. We’ve seen the rise in racist and fascist forces, from Trump in the White House to the rise of the far right across Europe. We’ve also seen recent attempts to rebuild the fascist right in Britain around Tommy Robinson. There has also been a polarisation to the left as well. Not only have millions marched against Trump, but we’ve seen big support for Jeremy Corbyn here, Bernie Sanders in the US, and left wing parties in Europe. This shows that socialist ideas are popular, and that millions of people want to see change. This day event will be exploring and debating socialist ideas ideas to change the world. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/socialism-101-ideas-to-change-the-world-tickets-49856785989?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

  • Palestine in Song: An evening with Reem Kelani

    St John's Church Waterloo

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palestine-in-song-an-evening-with-reem-kelani-tickets-48858329579?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Internationally acclaimed singer, musician and broadcaster Reem Kelani is recognised as one of the most enthralling and innovative performers of Palestinian and Arabic music. In “Palestine in Song”, Reem will take us on a journey through the history and music of her homeland, and beyond. Earlier this year, she explored the traditional music of Palestine from before and after 1948 on BBC Radio 3’s Music Planet. Reem will be accompanied by masterful UK-based musicians, whom she has introduced to Arabic music: Bruno Heinen on piano, Ryan Trebilcock on double bass and Riccardo Chiaberta on percussion. "Rarely has the entire tragedy of a people been condensed into artful melodrama by such a powerful and stirring voice." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Kelani is more than a musician: she’s a teacher, a scholar and a broadcaster. She is also a force of nature, reminiscent in some ways of the Argentinian great Mercedes Sosa.” The Australian “Kelani’s twin strengths as storyteller and arresting singer of Palestinian poetry and song.” The Financial Times This event is produced by Arts Canteen in association with The Miktab Limited. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palestine-in-song-an-evening-with-reem-kelani-tickets-48858329579?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

  • Israel, Palestine, and the United States: New Histories

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/israel-palestine-and-the-united-states-new-histories-tickets-51285356883?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Seth Anziska (UCL) and Shaul Mitelpunkt (University of York) in conversation This event brings together two leading historians to discuss their recently published books on the intertwined histories of Israel, Palestine, and the United States. Drawing on transnational approaches that bring together political, cultural, social and intellectual histories of the Middle East and the US in the twentieth century, the speakers will discuss the American role in facilitating Israel's occupation as well as the persistence of Palestinian statelessness. Why have Americans continuously showed Israel preferential treatment? How did Palestinians and Israelis try to shape these historical processes, and to what degree of success? To what extent have the patterns of the late twentieth century informed contemporary relations? By examining longer historical trajectories across the US and the Middle East, this conversation will offer insights into the crafting of international history and the course of regional conflict today. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/israel-palestine-and-the-united-states-new-histories-tickets-51285356883?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

  • Closing Night - London Palestine Film Festival

    Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/closing-night-london-palestine-film-festival-tickets-51211108805?aff=ebdssbdestsearch The HOPING Foundation is delighted to host the closing ceremony of London’s 2018 Palestine Film Festival at the Brunei Theatre, University of London, on November 28. There will be a screening of “Us Children of the Camp”, by Samer Salameh, followed by a panel discussion on making Palestinian refugees visible. The panel will explore the power of film as a means to show the daily reality of Palestinian refugees, explain their history, and raise awareness of how they became refugees. Speakers Samer Salameh and Bella Freud will be joined by distinguished guests from the world of arts, the media, and public life. The HOPING Foundation was set up in 2003 by Karma Nabulsi and Bella Freud, to support local projects for Palestinian children in refugee camps across the Middle East. The Foundation seeks to encourage all aspects of children’s lives through art, music, social and sporting activities; and to help with their education and health. HOPING also raises awareness about Palestinian refugees, to show young Palestinians that they are supported in Britain, and across the world. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/closing-night-london-palestine-film-festival-tickets-51211108805?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

  • PALFEST 2018

    The William Hobbayne Centre

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hanwell-palestine-festival-2018-tickets-50908002205?aff=ebdssbdestsearch PALFEST 2018 Hanwell Friends of Sabastiya Further details [masked] www.hafsa.org.uk A celebration of Palestinian life and culture and an opportunity to learn about our twinned Palestinian town of Sabastiya! WILLIAM HOBBAYNE CENTRE. Corner of St Dunstan’s Rd and Lower Boston Rd Hanwell W7 2HB FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER[masked] -10.00 FREE ENTRY Acclaimed author Ben White. Journalist, analyst, and author, long specialising in Palestine and Israel. Seminal work ‘Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide’. His new book ‘Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel’ is just published. Majed Al-Zeer. Palestinian academic and lawyer. Director of the Palestinian Return Centre which focuses on the historical, political and legal aspects of the Palestinian refugees from the Nakba (The Palestinian catastrophe). * Plus: Delicious Palestinian food, poetry and music. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER[masked] -10.00 FREE ENTRY Jenny Baker, chair of Amos Trust. Illustrated talk “Working with Partners in Palestine” The talk will focus on women's health in Gaza, particularly breast screening and cancer care, as well as support for other projects in Palestine. Latifa Abouchakra : a teacher in Ealing who came to the UK as an eight-year old refugee from Palestine. Vice-Chair of the Association for the Palestinian Community in the UK. Followed by Q and A and discussion. Palestinian poetry, music, refreshments Also we hope our man in Sabastiya – Abu Yasser - will be over in the UK to update us on events on the (occupied) ground! Tonight and 23rd Nov. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER[masked]PM -10.00 FREE ENTRY Palestine and the Media Baroness Jenny Tonge . A former Lib-Dem MP for Richmond and now an independent a peer in the House of Lords. Jenny has long been a vocal supporter of the Palestinian cause. Jonathan Coulter who - through the High Court - recently challenged newspaper reporting of Palestine-Israel events. With Q and A and discussion. Palestinian food, poetry and music. ----------------------------------------------------------- We’re aiming to fundraise £4,000 for: 1) projects in Sabastiya: e.g. supporting the two schools, grey water development initiatives, special needs young people and their families, tree planting 2) Amos Trust projects highlighted in the Palfest and the support for nurse and midwife training spearheaded by Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Areas (FONSA). To contribute go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fundpalfest https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hanwell-palestine-festival-2018-tickets-50908002205?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

  • PSC Apartheid Conference: Justice in Palestine

    Resource For London

    https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/apartheid-conference/ It is no longer controversial to draw parallels between Israel and the former apartheid regime in South Africa. In July of this year Israel passed the clearly discriminatory ‘Jewish Nation State’ law. Since then, the use of the term ‘apartheid’ to describe Israel has burst into the public consciousness. But the institutionalised discrimination that the Palestinian people face did not begin in July 2018. Instead, it has been central to the foundation and maintenance of the State of Israel from the start. The longevity of Israel’s apartheid system has been recognised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), who produced a comprehensive report that concluded “Israel has established an Apartheid regime that dominates the Palestinian people as a whole.” Taking the ESWCA report as its foundation, on 3 November 2018, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be hosting a conference in London bringing together experts from around the world to examine how the system of apartheid is imposed upon Palestinians. We will look at the response required from activists to support the Palestinian struggle, principally through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Join us at this unique conference to learn from leading experts about Israel’s system of apartheid, and help us organise against it, standing with Palestinians in their fight for freedom and equality. Speakers Rebecca Vilkomerson: Rebecca is the Executive Director of the US-based organisation Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). Since its foundation in 1996 JVP has been central in supporting the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality. Recently, JVP was one of over 40+ Jewish organisations from across the world, who signed a ground breaking statement opposing the equation of antisemitism and criticism of Israel. Rima Khalaf: Rima is the former Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, who served as the Executive Director of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) from[masked]. Under her lead, the ESCWA authored a report confirming that Israeli practises towards the Palestinian people met the definition of Apartheid under International Law. Virginia Tilley: Virginia is a Professor of Political Science at the Southern Illinois University in the United States. She specializes in the comparative and international politics of ethnic and racial conflict. Having wide ranging research experience, she has authored numerous policy papers and book-length studies, including The One State Solution. She also edited Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, Colonialism and International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a co-authored legal study of Israel’s policies in the OPTs. Nadia Hijab: Nadia is an author, policy analyst and public speaker. She is the co-founder and board director of Al Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. Further, she is a co-founder and former co-chair of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, currently sitting on its advisory board. She is the author of Womanpower: The Arab debate on women at work and co-author of Citizens Apart: A Portrait of Palestinians in Israel. Diana Buttu(via Skype): Diana is a Palestinian-Canadian Lawyer specializing in negotiations and international law. She is a former spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization, and served as negotiator in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. She was also part of the Palestinian negotiating team that assisted in the successful litigation of Israel’s Apartheid Wall before the International Court of Justice. https://www.palestinecampaign.org/events/apartheid-conference/