Detention of Awad Abdel Fattah

September 26, 2016 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

We condemn in the strongest terms the recent detention of Awad Abdel Fattah and other high-ranking Arab politicians of the Balad Party by Israeli authorities. Awad has recently been a vocal supporter of the idea of One Democratic State (ODS) and spoke about his views in Cambridge last May.

We view these detentions as politically motivated and an attempt to silence Palestinians actively seeking to have a voice in Israel, including those campaigning for equality and human rights.

These actions represent a dangerous escalation and another stage in the political persecution of the Arab minority and political movements. They further undermine Israel’s claim to be a liberal democracy and mark a worrying move towards it becoming a “police state”.

We call on the Israeli authorities to release those detained for political reasons and stop the detention of individuals on political grounds. Under international human rights law, no one should be detained without a legitimate reason and, anyone accused of a crime has the right to a fair trial.

Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Talk: Mads Gilbert on Gaza

February 11, 2013 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized · 19 Comments 
February 20, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
Friends Meeting House
Jesus Lane
 
Organised by Cambridge PSC
 
Norwegian doctors Gilbert & Fosse treated Gazan
victims during ‘Operation Cast Lead’ in 2009, when they were the only two
Western eyewitnesses, and again during ‘Pillar of Defence’ in 2012. Copies of
the new edition of their book ‘Eyes in Gaza’, with foreword by Noam Chomsky,
will be available.
All wecome

Talk: Jews for Justice for Palestinians

January 7, 2013 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized · 1 Comment 
January 10, 2013
8:30 pmto10:00 pm
Friends Meeting House
Jesus Lane
 
Organised by Cambridge City Amnesty  http://www2.amnesty.org.uk/groups/cambridge
 
 
Naomi Sklar will be speaking on behalf of Jews for Justice for
Palestinians, an energetic British organization with over 1600 signatories,
including a number of prominent public figures. We aim to bolster and broadcast
the alternative voice of British Jewry, secular and religious, who refuse to
give unconditional support to Israel and determinedly proclaim the message: ‘Not
in Our Name’. The organisation vociferously opposes Israeli policies that
undermine the livelihoods and human, civil, and political rights of the
Palestinian people.

Naomi will talk about the work of the organisation
and that of the Israeli Peace and Human Rights organisations that it supports,
as well as touching on her personal experience of being a Jewish activist
working for Palestinian human rights and volunteering on the West
Bank.

Many people will know Jews who are liberal and humanitarian and yet
go silent where the actions of Israel are concerned and hold seemingly
inconsistent beliefs. Indeed, you may have talked to some while campaigning for
Amnesty. While being careful not to suggest a homogeneous ‘Jewish experience’,
Naomi aims to shed light on some of the identity issues and psychological
conflicts involved, with regards to community norms, security concerns, Zionism,
the idea of the homeland and aliyah, the Right of Return.

 

Discussion: One Democratic State in Palestine

November 26, 2012 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized · 9 Comments 
December 3, 2012
7:15 pmto9:15 pm

Nihon Room
Pembroke College

Organised by Cambridge PSC, CU Palestine Society, Cambridge Socialist Workers Party

with

Dr Jacob Norris - CU Faculty of History
Karl Sabbagh - Palestinian author and filmmaker
Sir Terence English - South African physician, formerly Master of St Catharine’s College

contact: blakeley@bluewin.ch 

Public Meeting: After the US elections - SYRIA and IRAN: What next?

November 15, 2012 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized · 11 Comments 
November 19, 2012
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Friends Meeting House
Jesus Lane

Organised by Cambridge Stop The War

Speakers:
JEREMY CORBYN, MP and Chair of STW Coalition
SAMI RAMADANI, Journalist and
Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University

There will be plenty of time for discussion
(Contributions from the audience will be encouraged)
www.stopwar.org.uk

Free Admission – All Welcome

Talk: John McCarthy

April 7, 2012 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized · 8 Comments 
April 15, 2012
10:30 amto11:30 am

Union Chamber

Organised by Cambridge Wordfest

£10/£8

You Can’t hide the Sun - A Journey Through Israel and Palestine

John McCarthy will be talking about his moving memoir, written following
his first journey back to Palestine since his incarceration. Using a
map, not of the current Palestinian territory, but of Palestine before
The Cataclysm, McCarthy meets the people living there today, and finds
out how they keep a sense of perspective and of self, when living in a
place of so many distorted images.

Book at www.adcticketing.com or call 01223 300085

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Talk:What Lies Behind America’s Pro-Israel Policy?

January 27, 2011 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized · 16 Comments 
February 2, 2011
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

Riley Auditorium, Gillespie Centre
Memorial Court, Clare College, Queens Road

Organised by  CU Palestine Society

Dr Robert Boyce
International History Dept LSE

Talk: The International Solidarity Movement

July 22, 2010 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized · 25 Comments 
August 9, 2010
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Emmanuel United Reformed Church
Trumpington Street

Organised by Cambridge PSC

ISM volunteers Ryan Olander and Bridget Chappell are Raging through Europe! On a tour talking about their experiences in Occupied Palestine, the current social and political landscape, and showing us practical ways we too can work against the occupation.

Eye Witness Account: Gaza Flotilla Attacks - What Really Happened?

June 30, 2010 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized · 17 Comments 
July 7, 2010
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Friends Meeting House
Jesus Lane

Organised by Cambridge PSC and Cambridge Stop the War

Alex Harrison from the Free Gaza Movement and Sarah Colborne from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign will talk about their experiences and answer questions. The talk will be followed by discussion.

All Welcome
Admission Free
There will be a collection in aid of the next Gaza Flotilla

Speaking Tour: House Demolitions

June 14, 2010 · Posted in Event, Uncategorized · 1 Comment 
June 23, 2010
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

Graduate Union Lounge
17 Mill Lane

organised by CU Palestine Society

As part of a tour organised by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) Mr and Mrs Shawamreh will be talking about their experience of having their house demolished 4 times, and the current work in gathering aid to rebuild homes in the West Bank. Charitable donations will be collected on the day.

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