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  1. Britain in Palestine 1917-1948-short film

    Ayrshire Palestine Forum, supported by Ayrshire Morning Star Readers and Supporters Group and Kilmarnock and Loudoun Trades Union Council, have organised a free public showing of the short film, ‘Britain in Palestine 1917- 1948’ on Wednesday 18 October at 7.30 pm in North West Kilmarnock Area Centre, Western Road, Kilmarnock. This is a short but informative […]

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  2. Milo Peled Talk 27 September 2017

    Israeli born peace activist and author, Miko Peled comes to Glasgow to share his account of growing up in the heart of Zionist Israel’s military elite. Son of a decorated Israeli army general, and having himself served proudly within its ranks, Peled’s thought provoking seminar takes us on a journey of tumultuous events which sparked […]

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  3. MAP – Humanitarian Emergency

    Medical Aid for Palestinians is a charity which undertakes outstanding humanitarian work. Scottish Friends of Palestine have recently been made aware that that the charity is highlighting that the situation in Gaza remains very serious. Aimee Shalan who is the Chief Executive of MAP recently said- Gaza continues to experience a humanitarian emergency but when […]

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  4. Zyara to Palestine in Nov 2017

    Go pick some olives and learn a few things along the way! Traveling to Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Nablus, Hebron, Haifa, among other towns and cities;  meeting inspiring people, touring old cities, visiting schools and universities, dining in authentic restaurants and bars, and volunteering with local communities. The trip, from “19 November to 3 December”, will be […]

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  5. New Book by ILAN PAPPE

    ILAN PAPPE’s new book Ten Myths about Israel  is in the shops now at £9.99. It is a fascinating read. ILAN PAPPE is one of the most prominent Israeli political dissidents living in exile. He has written extensively about the Palestine/ Israel conflict with a real knowledge and empathy of the injustices faced by the Palestinian people […]

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  6. Ayrshire Palestine Forum Meeting

    Next meeting of Ayrshire Palestine Forum Monday August 14 at 7. 30 pm Woodlands Centre Kilwinning Road Irvine. The group works to raise awareness of Palestine related issues in Ayrshire. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend the meeting.

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  7. From Palestine Solidarity Campaign

    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 […]

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  8. Balfour Declaration events

    Scottish Friends of Palestine are promoting some events to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration . The Balfour Declaration was a short letter dated November 1917 from foreign secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild a leading figure in the Jewish community which gave support to the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This […]

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  9. Teenage Palestinian girl ‘executed in cold blood’, witnesses say

    JERUSALEM (Ma‘an) 8 May — Palestinians who witnessed Israeli border police shooting and killing 16-year-old Fatima Afif Abd al-Rahman Hjeiji in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday evening said the girl was “executed in cold blood” and did not pose a lethal threat when she was hit with some 20 bullets outside of the Old City. Israeli police claimed […]

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  10. EU consuls recommend imposing sanctions on Israeli settlements

    The European Union’s consuls general in East Jerusalem and Ramallah are recommending economic sanctions against settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Among the recommendations made in the nonbinding Heads of Mission report for 2012, which has been obtained by Haaretz, is to “prevent, discourage and raise awareness about problematic implications of financial transactions including foreign direct […]

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  11. 9TH APRIL 1948 ————-NEVER FORGET

    NEVER FORGET THE MASSACRES OF DEIR YASSIN AND THE 100s OF OTHER MASSACRES THAT WERE PERPETRATED BY THE ZIONISTS BEFORE, DURING AND SINCE THE CREATION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL This week, on the 65th anniversary of the NAKBA, Scottish Friends of Palestine will launch the first tranche of phase 1 of a website project […]

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  12. EU consuls recommend imposing sanctions on Israeli settlements

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/eu-consuls-recommend-imposing-sanctions-on-israeli-settlements.premium-1.506043 EU consuls recommend imposing sanctions on Israeli settlements Nonbinding Heads of Mission report for 2012 focuses on Israeli construction in E-1, policy in East Jerusalem and endangering of two-state solution; call to actively encourage European divestment from settlements is particularly severe. By Barak Ravid Haaretz – Feb.27, 2013 The European Union’s consuls general in East Jerusalem and […]

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  13. Palcrafts and Hadeel Move to New Premises

    The Council and Members of Palcrafts and Hadeel have pleasure in inviting you to the Re-Opening Party of the Palestinian Fair Trade Shop hadeel Wednesday, 13th March 2013 – 5.30 – 8.00 p.m. with Humza Yousaf, MSP Minister for External Affairs and International Development After ten years of successful trading at 58 Shandwick Place, we […]

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  14. Israel launches segregated bus service – 05/03/2013

    A ‘Palestinians-only’ bus line is launched in Israel after settlers complain Palestinians are a ‘security risk’. 04 Mar 2013 al Jazeera http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/03/20133414315434321.html Palestinian labourers use the buses to travel from the West Bank into Israel for work [EPA] Israel has launched two Palestinians-only bus lines in the occupied West Bank, a step an Israeli rights […]

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  15. Children in Chains – Israel’s Twilight Zone – SEMINAR – 10th November 2012 – Edinburgh

    Children in Chains – Israel’s Twilight Zone Seminar In the West Bank the detention of Palestinian children and young people by the Israeli military occupation forces, their treatment in the military courts, all go largely unreported and unchallenged. From the minute the children are detained, blindfolded or hooded, the treatment by their gaolers and military […]

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  16. Children in Chains Seminar

      Children in Chains – Israel’s Twilight Zone   Seminar In the West Bank the detention of Palestinian children and young people by the Israeli military occupation forces, their treatment in the military courts, all go largely unreported and unchallenged. From the minute the children are detained, blindfolded or hooded, the treatment by their gaolers […]

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  17. DON’T DANCE WITH ISRAEL APARTHEID – Edinburgh – 30 Aug to 1 Sep

    Protest Brand Israel’s Batsheva in Edinburgh and across the UK Scottish Friends of Palestine is a member of Don’t Dance with Israeli Apartheid campaign, which is organising demonstrations against Israeli State-funded Batsheva at the Edinburgh International Festival and across the UK in November.  Batsheva is part of the Brand Israel effort to shift attention away from Israel’s crimes: ethnic cleansing and mass violence […]

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  18. Open Letter to Sunday Herald

    10 October 2011 Editor Sunday Herald 200 Renfield Street Glasgow G2 3QB Dear Sir, Sunday Herald  “informed – incisive – in depth” ?? an Open Letter to the Sunday Herald The executive of Scottish Friends of Palestine took the opportunity, at a recent meeting, to critically review Trevor Royle’s article “An independent Palestine recognised by […]

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  19. Resistance Art Calendar 2012

    “Colors from Palestine” 2012 Calendar is dedicated to the memory of Mahmoud Darwish. He was able to see what no one else can see: in life, politics, and even people, expressing his visions in a language that seems to be made only for him to write with. The calendar can be viewed at www.resistanceart.com. Born […]

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