A great opportunity to join a Zoom event hosted by FFIPP and York PSC (FFIPP is an educational network for Human Rights in Palestine/Israel) on 22nd May at 6 p.m. Speakers include Ilan Pappé and Rob Ferguson.
Ilan Pappé – Acclaimed Israeli historian and author of works including the Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006), Ten Myths about Israel (2017), and On Palestine with Noam Chomsky (2015).
Rob Ferguson – Member of Free Speech on Israel and author of Antisemitism: The Far Right, Zionism and the Left.
President of the Palestinian Solidarity Society at the University of York.
A very successful Palestine solidarity event, with over 100 attendees took place in London on Saturday 12th October. The event, supported by York PSC was to promote Palestine as a core issue for UK trade unions and its members. The National PSC team and 12 unions including the trades union congress (TUC) undertook seminars and discussions on ways to build solidarity. This focused on supporting Palestinian collective rights and developing tools to further the activities to sustain pressure on improving Palestinians human rights.
The 3 seminars were: Increasing Palestinian workers solidarity with the UK trade unions and its members; Effectively promoting and implementing BDS policy: Understanding Israeli apartheid and making the case for Palestinian rights.
Key speakers included: Dr Mustafa Barghouti, general secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative; Samia AlBotmeh, asst professor from Birzeit university Jerusalem; Professor Kamel Hawwash / Louise Regan / Huda Ammori / Ben Jamal and Christine Blower from PSC, together with many prominent trade union representatives and officials.
Palestinian home demolitions and water inequality in the South Hebron Hills continue after over 50 years of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories. Come and hear Mike Grierson’s personal observations of these human rights abuses and their impact on Palestinian lives, at:
Friargate Meeting House
Lower Friargate, York, YO1 9RL
Tuesday 12th November, 7.30pm
Mike was an Ecumenical Accompanier working in Masafer Yatta Firing Zone 918 in the South Hebron Hills from January to April 2019.
Support York PSC by visiting us at St Crux on Thursday April 25th – have coffee, lunch or a cake, buy a book or browse the bric-a-brac stall.
We’ll be there from 10am till 4pm
Where? St Crux, Stonebow, York YO1 8B
If you can help on the day or by donating books, jumble or cake, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Just before Christmas the centre of York gets absolutely jammed and there is relatively little interest in our stall, so we will take a break from that for 3 weeks – there will be no stall on Dec 15th, 22nd or 29th.
We will restart the stall on Saturday 5th January.