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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…

Freedom Walk 2018

July 30, 2018

Enjoy the splendid views of the Peak District – FOA invite you for a sponsored walk at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. Whether you love to power walk or like a simple stroll, come join us on Sunday 9th September and help raise money for FOA to continue campaigning for the freedom of Palestine and Al Aqsa mosque. What’s better than keeping fit and supporting a…

Student Palestine Conference 2018

July 26, 2018

To kick of the new academic year FOA are proud to host the Student Palestine Conference 2018. This conference is a must attend to any student who has any interest in Palestine and wants to learn more and how to get active on campus. More speakers to be announced soon. Venue in Central London, will be announced closer to the date. Tickets are free but…

Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa compound

July 26, 2018

Hundreds of Israeli settlers have stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem to commemorate the historic destruction of Jewish temples, referred to in Israel as Tisha B’av. Palestinian sources said that at least 1,023 settlers entered the compound on Sunday under heavy police protection. The Al-Aqsa compound, which houses the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque, represents the third holiest site in Islam, while in…

Vacancy: Publications and Research Officer

July 17, 2018

Vacancy: Publications and Research Friends of Al-Aqsa have a full-time or part time vacancy within our busy team. The right candidate will be dynamic and conscientious and able to take the initiative to help us continue campaigning successfully. The right candidate may choose to join either our Leicester head office, or London branch office. Friends of Al-Aqsa is an NGO concerned with defending the human rights…

FOA Jerusalem conference

January 30, 2018

London Jerusalem conference reiterates Muslim spiritual attachment to the holy city The Jerusalem conference which took place on Friday 27 January in London, organised by Friends of Al-Aqsa, sent out a resounding message Jerusalem is not negotiable by any Arab or Palestinian leader. Held in the wake of Donald trumps disastrous intervention on the status of Jersualem, wholly rejected by the international community at the…

Volunteer with FOA London

October 5, 2017

Get involved, Get active and Get campaigning! Want to volunteer for an NGO that campaigns for the human rights of Palestinians and freedom of Al-Aqsa? Maybe you love writing, designing or event organising and want to utilise your skills to build campaigns and raise awareness? Are you passionate about the Palestinian cause? Do you want to get involved in raising awareness of what’s going on…

Palestinians Defend Al-Aqsa Against all odds

July 28, 2017

Fourteen days after Palestinians reacted to the occupying Israeli forces draconian measures around Al-Aqsa, the Islamic Waqf have given their approval for Palestinians to enter the Al-Aqsa sanctuary. There is no doubt the Palestinians were not only in the forefront, but alone in confronting the Israeli measures. Israel used the shooting in the sanctuary as an excuse to further humiliate Palestinians by first demanding they…

#HandsOffAlAqsa Update

July 20, 2017

The continued draconian measures by the Israeli occupation resulted in shooting taking place within Al-Aqsa sanctuary. This resulted in the killing of 3 Palestinians and 2 Israeli security officers. Israel used the pretext of the shooting to deny access to the Al Aqsa sanctuary. For the first time since 1969 Al-Aqsa was shut for Friday prayers. Further, in order to create greater control over Al-Aqsa,…