Thursday, 29 November 2012
Jewish Voice for Peace have made this 6 minute mini-primer about why Israelis and Palestinians are fighting, why the US-backed peace process has been an impediment to peace and what you can do to make a difference. Find out more at www.jvp.org/101
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Over a hundred concerned citizens of Swansea gathered in Castle Square on Saturday the 17th of November 2012 and 4 of them carried a child's coffin in a symbolic funeral march through the City Centre.
The march was a tribute to the 37 who had died under the Israeli military onslaught of the Gaza Strip - 7 of the dead were children under 5 years old. Since yesterday that number has risen to 52 with over 250 injured. The hospital are already at breaking point and have almost run out of simple medical supplies such as bandages, yet the Israeli air-force and navy continue to pound the Gaza Strip.
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Monday, 10 September 2012
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
While the 2012 Olympic Games were in full swing in London, another kind of sport was taking place in Palestine. This video brings you coverage from the Zionist Games, which have been played out for over 60 years, the particular event in question is the 'Shooting' and comes to you from the north Gaza Strip. This 2-minute video is highly critical of the illegal Occupation of Palestine by the Israelis and uses black humour to high-light the war crimes taking place not only in the Occupied West Bank but also in the Gaza Strip. It is also heavily critical of the partisan reporting by the BBC, which in all cases heavily favours Israel, referring to it here as 'The BBC Zionist Network'. Hard evidence of this claim can be found in statistics gathered by The Glasgow University Media Group (http://www.glasgowmediagroup.org).
Monday, 21 May 2012
Monday, 30 April 2012
One of the workers at the wholesalers has written up the full story...
After the Israeli air attacks on Gaza in December 2008 / January 2009 the people at my workplace all agreed that we should use our window on Fawcett Road to show our outrage - and our solidarity with the Palestinian people. In the grand scheme of things it's not exactly the greatest act of resistance, but no matter how small a gesture, it felt that we were at least doing something.
Friday, 20 April 2012
The Nine Britons are released from Israeli Prison and return home
All of the remaining British contingent of Welcome to Palestine 2012
arrived at Manchester Airport last night at 10.30pm, having spent 5 days in
Givon Prison, Ramla. There were never charged with any crime nor given any
explanations to why they were detained in
the first place. The Israeli crackdown
on anyone attempting to openly visit
Palestine is more repressive than ever,
and the British Government is blatantly
colluding in this practice as is evidenced by
'advice' they give on their website.
One detainee is quoted as saying: 'Really the Home Office
should be transparent about it on their website
- if you want to travel to the West Bank, we advise you to lie'.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Five British Women held in Givon Prison near Tel Aviv continue to refuse food
The five British women imprisoned by the Israeli government for their part in ‘Welcome to Palestine 2012’ are refusing food in support of the demandsof Palestinian political prisoners. Some 3,500 Palestinians imprisoned by Israel started a hunger strike yesterday demanding rights to family visits and education, an end to isolation and an end to administrative detention, a procedure under which detainees are held without charge or trial. Khader Adnan, who ended his protest hunger strike in February after 67 days, was released yesterday. There are currently three Palestinian political prisoners who have been striking for more than 40 days. In total Israel holds 4,610 political prisoners, including 6 women and 203 children.
The five women, from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dumfries and Glasgow, were
taken to Givon prisonon landing at Tel Aviv airport on Sunday. They were amongst
1,300 international participants of the ‘Welcome to Palestine’ initiative that sought to highlight Israel’s blockade of the West Bank and attempts to isolate Palestinians. In addition to the five women, four British men are being held at Givon prison near Tel Aviv.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Welcome to Palestine detainees refuse food in solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners' Hunger Strike:
Today the 12 British people who flew with Welcome to Palestine 2012 on Sunday and who are currently detained in Givon Prison Ramlah, are refusing food in solidarity with 1200 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike protesting administrative detention.
One of these is Joy Cherkaoui, a community work has long been involved in social justice issues. She was part of the group who last year first attempted to visit the West Bank via Tel Aviv openly declaring the purpose of their visit. Then she spent 6 days in the same Prison with 127 others. Joy lives in Castle Douglas and is treasurer of the local branch of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign. She has one grown up son, who lives in Edinburgh.
You can learn more about the others being detained and why they took part in the initiative http://welcometopalestine.info/index.php/participant-profiles-uk-us