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UN Anti-Racism Day 2019

March 21, 2019

UN Anti-Racism Day has been observed on 21 March ever since 1966. The goals of Anti-Racism Day are clear: to oppose every form of racism, both in Britain and around the world, influenced by the principle that all humans are born free and equal. Last weekend we saw marches in cities including London and Glasgow to mark Anti-Racism Day and bring together communities to oppose…

Israel: Not A State For All Its Citizens

March 14, 2019

On 10 March, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed what Palestinians have long claimed: Israel is a racist state. Netanyahu stated “Israel is not a state of all its citizens. According to the basic nationality law we passed, Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people – and only it.” The nationality law Netanyahu was speaking about has been widely denounced as racist and as…

Women Show Solidarity In Khan al-Ahmar

March 7, 2019

Hundreds of Palestinian women rallied in Khan al-Ahmar on 6 March to protest the proposed demolition of the Palestinian village near Jerusalem. Israel’s ongoing cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland has repeatedly involved the destruction of Palestinian villages. In a desperate attempt to save the village, Palestinian women have heeded a call and stood up to demonstrate against the demolition of Palestinian villages. Many of…

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…

UN Report Opens Up Possibility Of Charging Israel With War Crimes

March 1, 2019

The United Nations Human Rights Council has published its report into Israeli military attacks on peaceful Palestinian protesters. Over the last year Israeli forces have killed over 250 Palestinians and maimed over 6000 peaceful protesters who did not pose a threat. The report highlighted that three clearly-marked paramedics and journalists were among those targeted by the IDF. It also found grounds to believe that snipers…

PalExpo is Back!

February 24, 2019

FOA are really excited to announce the return of PalExpo! We will be delivering another spectacular and groundbreaking experience set to be even more innovative and immersive than last time. The conference floor will host 5 rooms and over 50 leading speakers including, musicians, authors, prominent campaigners, scholars and political figures. You will see a few favourites from our first #PalestineExpo along with lots of…

The Launch Of Our Eurovision Campaign

February 13, 2019

The Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to take place in May and Britain is ready to take part. Eurovision is typically a festivity which introduces up-and-coming talent and brings people together to enjoy music. Eurovision has long been an event which ‘celebrates inclusion and tolerance’. However, this year the contest risks actively discouraging those principles. Eurovision 2019 is due to be hosted by Israel against a backdrop…

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.…

Eviction Of Palestinians In East Jerusalem Continues

January 30, 2019

A Palestinian family in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem are facing eviction after their appeals for the eviction process to be frozen were rejected by Israel’s courts. The Sabbagh family moved to East Jerusalem in the 1950s after Israel expelled them from their homes in what is called the Nakba. The Sabbagh family are part of the over 70% of the Palestinian population that was displaced…

Terror Attack By Israeli Settlers Kills Hamdi Naasan

January 28, 2019

Hamdi Naasan a 38 year old Palestinian was killed on Saturday in an attack by Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of al-Mugheir. The rampage by the armed Israeli settlers led to the murder of Naasan who was shot in the back and the wounding of thirty other Palestinians. Ataf Naasan, a cousin of the murdered victim described the settlers as “firing randomly” with the intent…