The occupation, the siege and the environment – Sheffield PSC calendars 2018

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

How to get the calendars

Cost:

  • Calendars are £5 + postage
  • Postage is £1.40 for the first calendar and 60p for each additional one
  • Please make cheques payable to Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign and send to  118 Upperthorpe S6 3NE

Manchester – Balfour

manchester  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.

The Healing Project Khuza

The HealingprojectOn 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.

Balfour centenary season dates – debating its legacy and significance

Sheffield PSC are putting on a number of events around Balfour this year as will other organisations, offering a range of perspectives. Please see below for details.

Balfour’s Shadow, Wednesday 20th September

David Cronin is a contributing editor with The Electronic Intifada, a website focused on Palestine.

His new book is Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel is out now and he is engaged in a tour to speak about how Britain has gone from giving declaratory backing to the Zionist movement to becoming actively complicit in Israel’s crimes.

Please come and join this discussion to open out the Balfour season in Sheffield.

Location: Quaker Meeting House, St.James. Sheffield
Time: 7.30pm

Longing and Belonging and Balfour, Saturday September 23rd


Chai for All, the Bristol based jazz-tinged klezmer and Middle Eastern music ensemble will be bringing their new work, Longing, Belonging & Balfour to Sheffield on the Saturday 23rd September for a 7:30 pm performance at the Sheffield Library Theatre, Tudor Square. This is new musical perspective on the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the letter which can be said to have set in train the facts on the ground in today’s occupied Palestine

Chai for All will be joined by virtuoso clarinetist and kaval (Bulgarian flute) player Katie Stevens, renowned storyteller Michael Loader, British-Israeli platinum record producer Mark Smulian and the voice of Palestinian poet Alissar Amali – melding klezmer Arabic and other idioms together in music composed and arranged by German-born Knud Stuwe.

There will be a post-show panel discussion to explore the various perspectives on the Balfour Declaration and give an opportunity for audience members to share their personal stories evoked by the performance.

Full booking details for the show are available on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/longing-belonging-and-balfour- tickets-36222883620

A non-Zionist Jewish Perspective on Balfour

In the first of a series of events to understand the impact (and certainly not celebrate) the Balfour declaration, Sheffield PSC are partnering with Kairos Sheffield, to welcome Robert Cohen who offers an anti-Zionist  but religious Jewish perspective. Mr Cohen is an engaging and provocative speaker and blogger and well worth coming to see.

He will be speaking at the Quaker Meeting House on October 23rd from 7.30pm. Full details here

Benefit dinner

benefit dinner