A great rally on the City Hall Steps on Saturday yesterday, 9th December.
Over 100 people there – including many different faces and many students. The banner – which read ‘Trump: Jerusalem is not yours to give away‘ made a great focus and made it really clear to all why we were there.
Amongst those holding the banner were a man from Syria, a man from Algeria, a young Yemeni woman, a British Jew, a Palestinian, two students – Sheffield’s humanity in action.
There were some excellent speeches from students, from a representative from Labour Friends of Palestine Pearn,who has just returned from her first visit to Palestine, and a beautiful song by a Yemeni teenager were highlights .
So the clear thing here is, just like Palestine itself was not Britain to give away, so Jerusalem is not Trump’s to dispose of.
On Saturday we held a protest against Trump’s support for Israeli land theft. It was a good turnout given the very short notice. We need ordinary people to weave opposition to Israeli Apartheid into their everyday lives. We organise meals, protests and meetings. Join us and find out how you can help.
Keeping our spaces inhabitable for future generations is a problem world wide. For Palestine and Palestinians, the devastating impacts of occupation is no better demonstrated than with the imperilled state of the water supply in Gaza.
All this and more is fantastically demonstrated in our new calendar pictures from Gaza and infographics from Visualizing Palestine
A group of Zionists wanted to celebrate 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. We believe that the creation of a new Apartheid state is nothing to celebrate. A group of us went from Sheffield. One of our sisters fell and broke some bones in her wrist and shoulder. Our thoughts are with her. We wish her a full recovery.
Join us this Friday 3rd November 5pm Sheffield Railway station. Bring a light.
On Wednesday 18th October about 100 people came to the Appeal Launch of the Healing Centre Project Khuza at Sheffield Town Hall. Thanks to The Lord Mayor Anne Murphy, Angela Martin for the film Small Park big Run, the Socialist choir, and for the groups that raised the huge amount of money, especially Yemeni women, who have made this launch possible.
On Monday 23rd October about 70 people heard Robert Cohen, blogger and dissident, to talk about the impact of the Balfour declaration. It was a stimulating and inspiring talk. The lively discussions went on till the building had to be closed. The meeting was supported by Kairos and Palestine Solidarity Campaign.