Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Ban Israeli settlement goods

Dear Friend,

In the 43rd year of Israel’s occupation of Palestine, the repression of its people is worse than ever.

This must end. The Palestinians have a right to live with dignity, free from occupation.

To coincide with the call for a Global Day of Action on 30 March 2010, made by the Palestinian Boycott National Committee, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign is pleased to launch a campaign in partnership with the TUC which aims to end the sale of settlement produce in Britain.

The British government has recognised that the settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace. Yet produce from Palestine’s stolen land — fruits, herbs, beauty products, DIY tools — are being sold in our supermarkets and shops, helping to economically sustain the settlements and strengthening the occupation.

Take action using our campaign tool-kit. Inside you’ll find:
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Together, we can send a clear message that the international community is serious — Israel’s illegal occupation must end, and it must abide by international law.

In solidarity,

Hugh Lanning
Chair, Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Children of Gaza

In January 2009 over 1300 Palestinians were killed in Gaza. Around 300 of them children.  When the ceasefire was declared, BAFTA winning film-maker Jezza Neumann arrived to follow the lives of 4 children over the course of a year.  Through their eyes, and in their words, Children of Gaza gives us a unique insight into the impact of war on vulnerable young minds.

Despite the horrors they witnessed, Amal 9, Mahmoud and Omsyatte 12, and Ibraheem 11 still have hope and humour whilst living in the ruins of the Gaza Strip.  Increasingly isolated by a blockade that prevents anyone from rebuilding their homes and their lives, Children of Gaza is a shocking, touching and uniquely intimate reflection on extraordinary courage in the face of great adversity. More >>

Monday, 1 March 2010

Israeli Nazis

"The grandchildren of Holocaust survivors from World War II are using tactics against the Palestinians that were used against their ancestors by Nazi Germany..."