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UK Lawyers for Israel’s attempt to stop “Palestine Expo”

July 2, 2019

Press Release: UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) claims on its website that Friends of al Aqsa has been “pressed to curb BDS content” at this weekend’s Palestine Expo. Friends of al Aqsa wish to make it clear that we have not received any such communication from any institutes, authorities or companies. Palestine Expo will take place on 6&7 July Olympia. UKLFI have made no attempt…

Palestine campaigning groups respond to bombing of Gaza

March 26, 2019

Palestine campaigning groups respond to bombing of Gaza and call for mass protests this Saturday 30 March Groups condemn the latest assault on the besieged Gaza strip as a “serious attack on the most densely populated area in the world” and call for support for a national day of action Campaigners highlight the string of bombardments on the Gaza strip that have taken place over…

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.…