Two of our members have just returned from Palestine, where they met Nureddin Amro in East Jerusalem and learned of the next phase in Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinian communities in the city. A shortened version of this article was published by the Morning Star on 16th July 2016 at https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-e34e-Ethnic-cleansing-in-all-but-name# Nureddin Amro, his brother… [Read More]
Israeli Army disperse peaceful Palestinian prayer demonstration See Kayla’s photo report here.
STORIES FROM PALESTINE AL AQSA MOSQUE Every day the Jerusalem team of EAs walk through the Old City to ensure that all is quiet and that there is access to the mosque. EAs often enter the Al Aqsa mosque compound, which, despite the tensions of occupation, seems a serene and lovely place. Standing… [Read More]
This is the first bulletin from ‘S’, one of our local members, who is participating in a programme with Quaker Peace and Social Witness as an ecumenical accompanier serving on the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). PALESTINIAN STORIES No 1, February 2015 On Saturday we drove out to… [Read More]
It was once said (I can’t remember by whom) that when you come to Palestine you can write a book, but when you leave you can hardly write a sentence. One must be forgiven, at times, for occasionally experiencing a sense of normality when living in Area A. The overwhelming hospitality, really cool Arabic music… [Read More]
Read Michaela’s moving account of her experiences of witnessing life in occupied Palestine earlier this year, published in Lacuna Magazine.
A selection of sites reporting the closure of Sodastream’s ‘Ecostream’ store in Brighton: Brighton & Hove Independent Brighton Argus Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK) The Electronic Intifada Ha’aretz Jewish Chronicle RT (Russia Today) Middle East Monitor International Middle East Media Centre Oumma.com (NB “Les Militants de Brighton”)
Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper has released a report revealing that the Foreign Ministry has acknowledged its inability to face the growing boycott campaign despite resorting to all political and judicial means, which have been ineffective, especially against private companies. The report explained that the ministry has succeeded in putting pressure on some European governments to… [Read More]
Two of our local supporters are currently in Gaza, carrying out research on conditions on the ground. They have filed a number of field reports: Sumud flotilla sails despite Israeli intimidation: On Monday 2 December 2011 Gazan fisherfolk and hundreds of their Palestinian supporters as well as international activists participated in a flotilla to highlight… [Read More]
One of our local supporters recently returned from Palestine, where she took part in the Peace Cycle for Palestine. This is her first-hand report… INTRODUCTION The itinerary of The Peace Cycle sold it to me. It included visiting a lot of the organisations and places that I had an interest in within Palestine. The chance to cycle from the… [Read More]