We in PSC have specific reasons to oppose Donald Trump. The move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem as encouragement to Israel’s land theft, the military diplomatic and economic support for Israel. There is also the fear that the US is encouraging support for conflict against Iran. Come if you can.
Adam Samara is Cycling from Leeds to Amsterdam to protest against the killing of Razan al Najjar and the other 118 unarmed Palestinians killed by Israeli snipers. This (11th June) is the second day of his 600 mile journey.
A few of us wished him well for the next 50 miles of his ride. He will be in Loughborough tonight.
Saturday 9th June a group of us gathered to protest against the killing of Razan al-Najjar. The 21 year old medic was murdered by Israeli snipers on June 1st. Her mother said ‘She thought the white coat would protect her’ . The protest was at Peace in the Park.
Eitan Bronstein was in Sheffield Tuesday 22nd May to address a public meeting organised by Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign. The meeting was called Why the Nakba still matters. Eitan Bronstein is a founder member of Zochrot. Zochrot organizes tours of Israeli towns, which include taking displaced Palestinians back to the areas they fled or were expelled from in 1948 and afterwards. The group erects street signs giving the Palestinian history of the street or area they are in. Zochrot sees this as causing “disorder in space”, raising questions about naming and belonging. A key aim is to “Hebrewise the Nakba” by creating a space for it in the public discourse of Israeli Jews.[
The International Women’s Day event this year was entitled: ‘Women of Palestine: the ongoing Nakba‘
2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the process of ethnic cleansing and colonisation that continues to this day, so the choice of theme for our events this year was obvious.
A photographic exhibition displayed remarkable UNRWA archive images from the Nakba and Naksa. These images were accompanied by modern-day photos to bring the story up-to-date as well as a film and other media about how these events affected a family from Aida Camp.
You can find the full report and more images here
An emotional address from a number of Palestinians was given in front to the town hall on Saturday 12th May as part of the Nakba vigil in Sheffield.
Re-telling their family stories of escape in 1948 and determination to return – and to remember – showed us how pathetic was the prediction from Ben Gurion – and how stupid its current proponents – that ‘Palestinians will forget’ .
Palestinians do not forget and nor do their supporters.
The right to remember is indivisible and cannot be demolished however many houses are raised to the ground.
A great turn out day saw HSBC in Sheffield’s Fargate shut.
Bank security hurriedly closed the doors when they realised boycotteers were going to do an action.
Two of Shefield PSC managed to be in the bank. Meanwhile outside, about 20 others ensured that shoppers and walkers got to understand what the noise was about.
Even HSBC customers locked out of the bank showed awareness and understanding when it was explained how this is similar to the Barclays boycott so many years ago.
There was a lively protest at the under 17 UEFA game in Chesterfield. About 30 of us pointed out that Israel breaks UEFA rules on Racism and settlements. (The issue of borders of Europe was also mentioned.)
There are a few more pictures here