The above petition is now available for signatures on the website of the Scottish Parliament. The petition can be accessed here (NOTE: You must accept Cookies for the link to become ‘live’.) You are urged both to sign the petition and to publicise it as widely as possible.
As the media report ongoing Israeli aggression in the Palestinian Territories, Scotland’s young people continue to be left in ignorance of the history and current consequences of the conflict. For six years Scottish Friends of Palestine have been engaged in supporting the development of teaching materials for use in Scottish schools. In spite of initial […]
The reactions to the article in Commonspace (18/10/18) on the development and progress of the Israel-Palestine Learning & Teaching Resource were wide and varied. There was anger at the influence accorded to the domestic pro-Israel lobby groups by Cabinet Secretary, John Swinney and Education Scotland. Disbelief was expressed in some quarters with pronouncements of “fake […]
Palestinian children under military occupation Each year approximately 700 Palestinian children aged 12 to 17, the great majority of them boys, are arrested, interrogated and detained by Israeli army, police and security agents. In the past 10 years, an estimated 7,000 children have been detained, interrogated, prosecuted and/or imprisoned within the Israeli military justice system […]
In July 2016 Glasgow hosted the Palestine Youth Orchestra for the duration of their rehearsal schedule in preparation for their first UK Tour. Missing from the orchestra (and the experience of a lifetime) were the two fifteen year old musicians, Raslan Ashour (Trumpet) and Sofiya Radwan (Violin) selected by audition from the Gaza Music School. […]
This was written by Ben Jamal, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign. We have some wonderful news. As you know, last week we took the British government to the Royal Courts of Justice to fight for our right to boycott. Today the judge delivered his verdict: WE WON!! The government was trying to stop local council […]