For the last 23 years, FOA has been at the forefront of the pro-Palestinian movement in the UK. As a grassroots organisation we have over 12 branches across the UK, each led by passionate and enthusiastic volunteers.
We have organised hundreds of events to raise awareness and provide a crucial avenue for the community to become active.
Our campaigns and literature are researched and referenced to provide a reliable platform for people to use.
Over the last 20 years, we have successfully run effective campaigns, which has changed the discourse on Palestine in the UK.
FOA is one of the organisations which hosted the mass demonstrations in response to Israel’s atrocities. The demonstrations have brought together over hundreds and thousands of protesters to oppose Israeli war crimes.
In July 2017 FOA hosted the first PalestineExpo at the prestigious central London location, Queen Elizabeth II Centre. The second event took place in July 2019 at Olympia London. Both events attracted over 25,000 attendees and is the Biggest Palestine event in Europe.
In July 2020 FOA hosted an online version, PalestineExpo Online, which saw 350,000 people tune in from around the world.
The occupation of Palestine has been going on for decades. The occupation continues to get worse. With your support we will keep Palestine at the forefront of people’s mind and we will continue to campaign until there is justice for the Palestinian people.
By becoming a member, you are giving FOA the much-needed help to put an end to this illegal occupation.
Puma is the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA), which has several football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Just as the Football Association (FA) is the governing body for football in England, the IFA is the governing body for football in Israel.
Six teams that belong to IFA are located in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Settlements are built up Israeli communities on stolen Palestinian land. Pre-existing Palestinian communities are forcibly removed from their homes and deprived of access to their land.
The United Nations and several Human Rights groups have deemed Israeli settlements as illegal and a violation of international law.
By sponsoring the IFA, PUMA is supporting illegal Israeli settlements which violate Palestinian rights and international law.
More than 200 Palestinian sports clubs have called on PUMA to stop supporting the IFA & violating international law. In 2018, Adidas announced it would no longer sponsor the IFA after receiving 16,000 signatures.
Let’s do this again and stop PUMA from supporting Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine!
Central Bottling Company (CBC) is an Israeli manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks, dairy products and alcoholic beverages.
Coca-Cola profits from the occupation by working with CBC which sells its drinks in Israel. CBC has a Coca-Cola factory in Atarot illegal Israeli settlement. Israeli settlements are built on land stolen from Palestinians and are illegal under international law.
By having it’s Israeli franchise in illegal settlements, Coca-Cola ignores international law and profits from the illegal occupation.
FOA is calling for Coca-Cola to cut ties with CBC.
Buying from companies which work in settlements such as Coca Cola means we as consumers are turning a blind eye to the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.
The #HandsoffAlAqsa campaign is about educating people about the significance of Masjid al-Aqsa as the third-holiest site in Islam, which is currently physically deteriorating under the Israeli occupation.
We want to put al-Aqsa on the global political agenda in order to protect Masjid al-Aqsa from occupation and preserve this fundamentally sacred space.
When shopping, always #CheckTheLabel of produce such as fruits and vegetables.
Always avoid produce labelled from Israel, West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Produce from here are grown in illegal Israeli settlements on land that has been stolen from Palestinians.
If you shop online, before you add the fruits or veg to your cart, see where the produce is from as this information is usually listed. If you do go to the shops then #CheckTheLabel on the packet to boycott Israeli goods.