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Who says?

06 August 2005
"The Palestinians are the pikeys of the Middle East. If they must have a homeland give them part of Saudi Arabia, because the Egyptians, the Syrians, the Jordanians and the Lebanese don’t want them either." Richard Littlejohn, writing in the Sun

Forums, events and film showings

09 July 2005
Meetings And Events

AUT boycott debate that has put Palestine back on the map

04 June 2005
Everyone, including the movers of the motions, was taken aback by the vote at April’s conference of the AUT lecturers’ union to boycott certain Israeli universities.


28 May 2005
State of exclusion Seven women from Birmingham recently attempted to take money to a project for needy Palestinian children in the Occupied Territories.

Coming events

21 May 2005
Saturday 21 MayFree Palestine national demonstration, 1pm, central London. Called by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Go to <a href="" target = "_blank"></a>

Only Human explores a different side of the Palestine-Israel conflict

21 May 2005
Only Human (Seres Queridos)Directed by Teresa de Pelegri and Dominic HarariReleased 20 May

The film Private shows the humiliation of the Palestinians

14 May 2005
Saverio Costanzo's first feature film tells the story of a middle class Palestinian family whose home is taken over by the Israeli army.

My Name is Rachel Corrie — an inspirational play about Palestine

23 April 2005
My Name is Rachel Corrie The Royal Court, London Runs until 30 April Phone 020 7565 5000 for tickets

Palestinian teachers’ fight highlights their oppression

23 April 2005
Around 37,000 Palestinian teachers from across all the Occupied Territories — the West Bank and the Gaza Strip — were on their second one-day strike last week in support of a demand for higher salaries. Most teachers earn a paltry $400 per month. This has barely changed since the Israeli occupation began in 1967.

Why Hizbollah will keep up the struggle

19 March 2005
The US is attempting to interfere in Lebanon’s politics. The US has made no secret about its intentions for Lebanon, Syria and Palestine.

Dedicate International Women's Day to Palestinian women

05 March 2005
Amnesty International has just published a disturbing report on the plight of women in Iraq. The report reveals how sanctions, war and occupation have wiped out years of advances made by Iraqi women. Two years of war and occupation have driven women into the home, seen their jobs disappear and their rights eroded.

Palestine solidarity campaign AGM

05 March 2005
SOME 185 people came to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign annual general meeting in central London last Saturday. Speakers included Jeremy Corbyn MP and Tony Benn. Basim Sbaih from the Palestinian Political Prisoners Society spoke about the Israeli tactics of collective punishments and sieges, and the limits of Israel’s release of prisoners.

Coming events

26 February 2005
Saturday 26 FebruaryPalestine Solidarity Campaign conference, 10.30am, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1.Phone 020 7700 6192 for more details

Coming events

19 February 2005
Saturday 26 FebruaryPalestine Solidarity Campaign conference, 10.30am, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1.Phone 020 7700 6192 for more details

Campaigns to defy college censorship

15 January 2005
HERE’S AN example of a curb on freedom of expression that none of the mainstream media have covered—attempts by the student union at Leeds University to ban the activities of pro-Palestinian activists.

Free Palestine

04 December 2004
THE FRIENDS of Palestine Society at Warwick University organised a debate on Israeli apartheid last week.

Yasser Arafat (1929 - 2004): the gun and the olive branch

20 November 2004
Yasser Arafat, who died on Thursday of last week, dominated the Palestinian struggle ever since his emergence as head of the national liberation movement in the late 1960s.

US and Israel: an axis of evil

06 November 2004
John Pilger once made an excellent documentary called Palestine is Still the Issue. The news that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is seriously ill, and has had to be flown for treatment to a Paris hospital, is a reminder that Pilger was right.

The argument for creating a secular state for both Palestinians and Jews is gathering force

17 October 2004
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the single most important issue on the world agenda today.

News in brief

13 October 2004
Wall won’t stop us from twinning ALMOST 70 supporters of the Camden Palestine Campaign packed into Daphne Restaurant in central London last Wednesday to attend the launch of the Camden-Abu Dis Friendship Association.

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