Some 70 people attended a public meeting on Palestine on Wednesday of last week, organised by Camden Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).
Speakers included retiring local Labour MP Frank Dobson, Green Party leader and local candidate Natalie Bennett and local Labour candidate Keir Starmer.
Two Palestinian women—Haya Al Farra from the Palestinian Mission, and Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, a barrister—also spoke.
George Binette, Unison secretary of Camden Trades’ Council, emphasised the significant contribution of the trade union movement to building solidarity with Palestine.
Author John Rose stressed the importance of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions strategy. There was a lively discussion. People felt that the event played an important role in raising the profile of Palestine and the PSC.
Sabby Sagall, chair Camden PSC
Up to 100 people attended a Fair Play for Palestine campaign launch meeting in Cardiff, South Wales, last Saturday.
It coincided with the Israel versus Wales football match that took place in Palestine.
It was supported by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War, Friends of Al Aqsa and Red Card Israeli Racism.
The campaign plans a demonstration on 6 September when the Israeli team is set to play in the Cardiff City Stadium.