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Rally for Palestine: Exist! Resist! Return!

March 6, 2019

Take to the streets on 30th March to demand freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people: Rally for Palestine: Exist! Resist! Return! Sat 30 March in London No new Nakba! End the Siege! Defend the Right of Return! Organised by: Friends of Al Aqsa, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Muslim Association of Britain. Since the election of Donald…

Online Booking Companies Still Involved In Settlement Activity

February 1, 2019

This week Amnesty International reported several booking websites have been facilitating business for illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Amnesty investigators have found the online companies are making profits from ‘war crimes’. The report further states this is ‘fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians’ which ‘perpetuate immense suffering’. Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor all allow tourists to book accommodation built on Palestinian territory online.…

#HumanRightsDay

December 10, 2018

10 December marks 70 years since the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A milestone document produced in 1948 that coincided with the Nakba – the catastrophe – the forced dispossession of seventy five per cent of the Palestinian population. The failure to address the extensive human rights abuses against the Palestinians has been a dark blot on the mission statement of the…

Netanyahu’s Targeting Of Khan al-Ahmar

November 19, 2018

Today, 19 November, Netanyahu announced that the village of Khan al-Ahmar will be demolished “very soon”. This draconian threat comes after Khan al-Ahmar village’s scheduled destruction last month was halted. The Palestinians in the village now face the destruction of their homes which lie between two illegal Israeli settlements. Khan al-Ahmar is classified as part of Area C of the West Bank. Israel is illegally…

Only 2 days to go!

October 3, 2018

Generation Palestine – The Student Movement Come create a more organised, more collective and a stronger student movement whilst making friends along the way. Saturday 6th October. 10am – 6pm Book now using code GENPAL If you know any students, make sure you let them know so they don’t miss out! There will be a number of workshop and Panel discussions. Workshops include: Palestine 101, Countering Pro Israeli…

Fresher’s Pack 2018

September 1, 2018

GET READY FOR FRESHERS with our 2018 freshers pack filled with 15 new and exclusive info cards to inform students about Palestine, along with a range of exciting pro-Palestine FREEBIES! List of info cards included: Right to education, Jerusalem, Child prisoners, BDS, Apartheid policies, Christians in Palestine, The centrality of Al-Aqsa, Boycott list, The wall, Water, Settlements, Checkpoints, Gaza, Nakba and Join FOA. List of…

Japan Contradicts US Foreign Policy on Palestinians

August 29, 2018

This week Japan will be extending its support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA)—an act which goes against the foreign policy of the Trump administration. At the beginning of the year, the Trump administration stated that it would be holding back US$65 million of its planned US$125 million donation. This was followed earlier this month by a decision to freeze…

The Gaza Blockade: 11 years of persecution

August 20, 2018

August 22 marks the thirteenth anniversary of Israel’s supposed disengagement from the Gaza Strip. The withdrawal of Israeli military personnel and Jewish settlers seemingly brought to an end a 38-year illegal occupation of Gaza. Any sense of reprieve for the Palestinians however, was short-lived. After forcing an occupied people to hold an election, resulting in the victory of Hamas, Israel imposed a siege around Gaza.…

Is the BBC being influenced by Israeli Foreign Ministry?

August 11, 2018

Whether it’s a moment of madness, the inexplicable act of a child, or the naïve infringement of a junior staff member on social media, there’s nothing quite like having to clean up an embarrassing PR slip-up. Perhaps this is what senior editors at the BBC were experiencing on Thursday, 9 August 2018, when, bizarrely, someone took the decision to report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in…

Over 300 Muslim Scholars call for an investigation of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party

August 8, 2018

Muslims Scholars Demand Investigation of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party More than 300 British Imam and Muslim Public figure have written a joint letter asking the investigation of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party. While they welcome the investigation initiated by the Conservative Party on Boris Johnson’s comments, a full investigation within the party is required. In total over 1,000 signatures have been collected within 24…