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Biggest Aqsa Week yet takes place across 50 countries

March 4, 2022

Aqsa Week 2022 has been the biggest yet, taking place across 50 countries. Over the past 6 days, hundreds of events have taken place at mosques, universities, local councils and parliaments across the globe, as the initiative to spread love for Masjid Al Aqsa has gone global for the second year in a row. Education about Masjid Al Aqsa has taken place in classrooms across…

Victory: Morrisons remove Ramadan calendar listing Al Aqsa Mosque as ‘Israel’ after successful FOA campaign

March 2, 2022

Morrisons have removed a Ramadan calendar listing Al Aqsa Mosque as ‘Israel’ within 24 hours of an FOA campaign urging the supermarket giant to remove the item from its website and stores. Al-Aqsa is in East Jerusalem and has been under illegal occupation by Israel since 1967. The third holiest site in Islam is frequently subjected to violent raids by the Israeli Occupation Forces as…

Volunteer: Protest 14th May

March 1, 2022

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Ukraine Coverage Exposes White Privilege And Discrimination In Britain

March 1, 2022

The ongoing attack and occupation of Ukraine is unacceptable. We should support the Ukrainians, apply BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Russia and assist Ukrainian refugees. British media and British politicians are promoting these measures. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has gone further and is now calling for assistance for British citizens who wish to go and fight in Ukraine. However, the unequivocal opposition to…

Aqsa Week 2022 Downloadable Images

February 23, 2022

Virtues of Masjid Al-Aqsa What is Masjid Al-Aqsa? How does Israeli occupation isolate Masjid Al-Aqsa? #LoveAqsa

FOA opposes the latest amendment to Pensions Bill

February 23, 2022

FOA strongly opposes the latest amendment to the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill, introduced by Conservative MP Robert Jenrick yesterday. This represents the latest attack on civil liberties in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality for Palestine. Under Jenrick’s amendment, pension schemes of public bodies, such as the Local Government Pension Scheme, will be denied their freedom to divest (withdraw investment) from…

FOA Launches Jerusalem Campaign with Protest outside Israeli Embassy

January 28, 2022

On Friday, FOA’s latest campaign to #SaveJerusalem was launched outside the Israeli Embassy in London. Hundreds took part in a protest jointly organised with other pro-Palestinian organisations, calling on Israel to end its ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. Last year, the forced expulsions of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah made international headlines. This led to mass protests across occupied Palestine and the rest of the…

FOA condemns Islamophobic remarks from Samuel Hayek of the Jewish National Fund

December 23, 2021

FOA is outraged by the divisive and Islamophobic remarks made by Samuel Hayek of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) earlier this week. Speaking to Jewish News, Hayek claimed that Muslim immigration to Britain will leave Jews with “no future in England”. FOA condemns this racist comment but is not surprised: the JNF has long been criticised as a pillar of Israel’s racist policies. Hayek’s remark…

BDS to be banned in Britain says MP Robert Jenrick

December 20, 2021

BDS to be banned in Britain says MP Robert Jenrick Speaking at a conference last Tuesday, Conservative MP Robert Jenrick has promised an ‘absolute ban’ on the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement in Britain. Jenrick’s pledge is a disturbing development in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality in Palestine. If the BDS movement is outlawed, how can we peacefully stand up for Palestinian…

Shattered Dreams: Graduating in Gaza

December 17, 2021

Thousands of Palestinian students recently graduated in Gaza. Dressed in graduation thobes, they sang graduation songs and waved their certificates. But for many, graduation was not what it should have been. In the latest Israeli attacks on Gaza, 54 school and university students were killed. For three Palestinian students Shaima, Zainab, Saqr and their families, graduation was a time of unimaginable tragedy. Shaima Earlier this…

BDS Victories in 2021

December 17, 2021

The last 12 months have seen some important victories for the BDS movement. Led by Palestinians, BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) calls on people to withdraw their support from individuals, companies and culture complicit in Israeli apartheid. In this article we review some of the best BDS victories of 2021 and look to the year ahead. Perhaps the most talked about BDS victory of 2021…

Minister for Asia Amanda Milling refuses to condemn Israel’s labelling of six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups

December 3, 2021

On Tuesday, Minister for Asia Amanda Milling refused to condemn Israel’s designation of six Palestinian NGOs as terrorist groups. Responding to Labour MP Marsha De Cordova’s concern that Israel’s move represents ‘a clear attempt to silence the peaceful defence of Palestinians’ rights’, Milling said this was ‘a matter for the government of Israel’. Milling’s failure to condemn this attack on Palestinian civil society is the…