The leadership of the JNF UK has made racist comments. This has led to complaints by important sections of Jews in the UK. This has led to an investigation by the Charity Commission. Up to now the Commission has covered up the racism of the JNF. This time it will be a harder task. More information here.
Students from Sheffield Palsoc have been found guilty of anti Semitism and ordered to attend an anti Semitism awareness course. The accusation arises from a placard stating “stop the holocaust of Palestinians”. The placard was not used but could be seen on Facebook in a video clip showing the students making banners.
There will be a considered official statement from Sheffield PSC on the case in due course.
One of our members has produced a blog here.
From Musheir El Farra Chair Sheffield PSC:
The children of Khuza’a and neighbouring areas need our support . They have been subjected to terrifying incursions and bombings by the Israeli army. Hundreds of children in Kuza’a and neighbouring area are still suffering from psychological trauma.
We have finished the construction of the centre; a small building; it’s currently functioning as a play and heal area for children. We hope that with your help we will be able to develop it to have a professional programme for helping children.
We plan to employ two child psychologists and play activists and a care taker; under the supervision of Dr Usammah Frenah; the director of Gaza Community Mental Health Programme; in the south of the Gaza Strip.
Middle Eastern Children Alliance MECCA agreed to match whatever amount we raise towards starting this very important project. See reports on this project here.
If you would like to donate, please use this account: SPACE (Sheffield Palestine Cultural Exchange). Account number: 33129312. Sort Code: 05 08 18
Seeds Association for Development and Culture supported by Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign; Sheffield Labour Friends of Palestine and Scottish PSC invite you to a webinar:
Friday 16thJuly 5pm BST/7pm Palestine
Speakers: activists from Beita, Palestine and Sheffield
The village of Beita near Nablus in the West Bank is resisting Israel’s objective to fragment the Palestinian population into isolated cantons. An Israeli settler outpost is seeking to cut off the road between Nablus and Ramallah. Since 1967, the villagers have suffered 87 deaths in the face of live fire from the Israeli military. In May, two teenagers, Mohammed Said Mohammed Hamayel (16) and his friend Ahmad Zahi Ibrahim Bani-Shamsa (15) were shot dead by Israeli fire. Six people have been killed in Beita this year as Israeli war crimes against unarmed civilians escalate throughout Palestine.
Beita activists will give a first hand account of their struggle and discuss ways to link with the international solidarity movement to hold Israel accountable.
This week we had a very successful zoom meeting from people across Sheffield who wanted to continue to show support and solidarity for Palestine.
You can see the zoom here
There were loads of links shared in the chat from the speakers. Here they are:
- Sign up for Sheffield PSC newsletter: http://eepurl.com/du0XW1
- Follow our Twitter = @SheffieldPSC
- Stop the demolitions: www.icahd.org and Stop the JNF : www.stopthejnf.org
Uni Pal soc:
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uospalsoc/
- Apartheid off campus: https://www.palestinecampaign.org/…/apartheid-off…/
small park BIG RUN:
- Sign up https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/small-park-big-run…
- More info http://spbr.sheffieldpsc.org.uk/
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/smallparkbigrun/
- Zoom rally after the run https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZcsdOuhpzsrG9AXfUSLBjB8Q1WUB…
Meet us in Meersbrook Park at the top of the hill 12pm -4pm Saturday 19th June11am-Midday Sunday 20th (With the Mayor, buskers and choirs!)
- Insta: https://www.instagram.com/small.park.big.run/
- short film about small park BIG RUN – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZoap2a2A-o
TUC and Sheffield Labour Friends of Palestine
- Sheffield Labour Friends of Palestine, please do join by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
After the protests – What do we do. Webinar Wednesday 2nd June 7pm.
Today’s attacks on Palestinians are nothing new and, when this wave subsides, Palestinians will still be oppressed and persecuted by Israel within an apartheid regime.
BUT the international outcry is huge, people are with the Palestinians, and we can all make a difference, not just today but for the longer struggle for justice. The aim of this meeting is to give you a view of Sheffield PSC’s current activities with the idea that others can join those current activities and perhaps make suggestions for new ones.
To see the agenda of the meeting go here.
To register to join the meeting go here.