Our Campaign aims

A campaign to raise awareness of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice.
We support the call for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions of Israel and Israeli goods.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Israel and Palestine - an animated introduction


 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

Palestine before 1948


The video contains pictures of different Palestinian cities during the 1920's and 1930's, before the creation of the state of Israel by the Zionists in 1948.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Swansea Solidarity with GAZA 17th 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

The Israelis are currently attacking the Gaza Strip by sea and air and have announced an imminent land assault, calling up 75,000 Israeli Reservists. The Gaza Strip has a population of almost 2 million people, 47% of these are under 15, but it has no Army,no Navy and no Air-force, while Israel is the 4th largest Military power in the World. Its small number of resistance fighters are armed only with home-made Qassam rockets and other small arms smuggled through the tunnels from Egypt. Unlike other war zones around the World, the people of Gaza have nowhere to flee to, have no means of escape, they are trapped. The groups Swansea Action for Palestine and Swansea Palestine Community Link will lead a symbolic Funeral procession from Castle Square at 2pm today, Saturday,through Swansea City Centre and will end with Palestinian speakers and supporters back at the Square where the names of the 7 children under 5 years who have been killed since Wednesday will be read out. Those taking part have been asked to wear black and to bring flowers. You will find regular updates on the Swansea Palestine Community Link FaceBook page.

Monday, 10 September 2012

DAVID ROVICS, Honorary Citizen of Palestine to play at Palestinian Prisoner' Fundraiser in Swansea

David Rovics (http://davidrovics.com) lives in Portland, Oregon and tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. He has shared the stage with a veritable who's who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazeera and other networks. He has written over 20 songs on Palesitne, from 'Rachel Corrie' and 'Jenin' to the 'Occupation' and 'The Mavi Marmara'. He will be supported by Andy Jones, who, as a member of Boys from the Hill also played in the refugee camps of Palestine, a political poet, The Granarchist and a young up and coming local singer 'Ciara'. DJs will play World Music until late. The proceeds will be donated to Addameer Palestinian Prisoner and Human Rights Organisation.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Zionist Games 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

Call to Boycott


Beethovians for Boycotting Israel perfom "Ode to Boycott". Dedicated to all the musicians of Palestine.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Pro- Palestine window protest continues

 
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