Film: Palestinian Short Films

February 12, 2017 · Posted in Event · Comment 
February 17, 2017
7:15 pmto8:30 pm

Nihon Room
Pembroke College

Organised by Cambridge University Palestine Society

An evening showing 4 short films

Ave Maria 15 mins
Between a Garden and the Sea 16 mins
Though I Know the River is Dry 19 mins
Gaza: a Gaping Wound 13 mins

Film: The Wanted 18

February 6, 2017 · Posted in Event · Comment 
February 10, 2017
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

The Nihon Room
Pembroke College
Cambridge CB2 1RF

Organised by Cambridge University Palestine Society

Join Palsoc for a film screening of the creative masterpiece ‘The Wanted 18′ .Snacks and drinks provided. showing 7pm at the Nihon Room, Pembroke College.
Directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army’s pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.” In response to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, a group of people from the town of Beit Sahour decide to buy 18 cows and produce their own milk as a co-operative. Their venture is so successful that the collective farm becomes a landmark, and the cows local celebrities- until the Israeli army takes note and declares that the farm is an illegal security threat. Consequently, the dairy is forced to go underground, the cows continuing to produce their “Intifada milk” with the Israeli army in relentless pursuit. Recreating the story of the “wanted 18″ from the perspectives of the Beit Sahour activists, Israeli military officials, and the cows, Palestinian artist Amer Shomali and veteran Canadian director Paul Cowan create an enchanting, inspirational tribute to the ingenuity and power of grassroots activism.

Letter Writing: Amnesty Group

February 6, 2017 · Posted in Event · Comment 
February 7, 2017
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Burleigh Arms 9 Newmarket Road
Cambridge CB5 8EG

Organised by Cambridge City Amnesty

Join supporters and members of the Amnesty International Cambridge City group to make campaign plans and write letters to support individuals whose Human Rights have been violated in Israel and in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  The first part of the meeting we will talk about current issues and what campaigning actions we could organise. The second part of the meeting will be spent on writing letters. By writing a letter, you can challenge the practices that lead to human rights violations and bring about change.  All welcome - no previous letter writing or campaigning experience required!  If you are interested in joining the subgroup, but cannot make the meeting, please contact Sheila Hakin on

Talk: With My Own Eyes

January 6, 2017 · Posted in Event · Comment 
January 12, 2017
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Friends Meeting House
Jesus Lane
Cambridge CB5 8BA

Organised by Cambridge City Amnesty Group

Paul Clark served recently as an Ecumenical Accompanier (*EA*) with *EAPPI* (the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel). It included standing as a human rights monitor at Israeli military checkpoints when Palestinians were trying to get to work, places of education/worship, etc.; providing a (nonviolent) protective presence for Palestinian children going to school/shepherds and farmers working in their fields; and, working with Israeli peace activists who want to see an end to Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine.
In addition, Paul spent a lot of time working with various Bedouin communities who face *forcible transfer* which is illegal under international law. What affected him most, ho
wever, were the *house demolitions* carried out by the Israeli military; Paul’s team were called out to dozens of them while they were in Jerusalem. Such demolitions are also illegal under international law.
Come and listen to Paul share his experiences.

After the talk there will be an opportunity to discuss any future actions and campaigns by the Cambridge City Group’s Subgroup which focuses on Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories. If you would like to be involved in the subgroup, but cannot make the meeting, please e-mail Sheila Hakin on .
Around 9-9:30pm the Cambridge City Group’s campaign meeting will start. We will discuss current campaigns and events. All are welcome to stay and contribute.
There will also be letters for signing, including with regards to human rights abuses in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories, but also elsewhere.

In Concert: Garth Hewitt

October 23, 2016 · Posted in Event · Comment 
November 19, 2016
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Halstead Baptist Church
Hedingham Road
Halstead Essex CO9 1PG

Well-known gospel singer Garth Hewitt is also a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Tickets £8 or £10 on the door

To reserve phone 01787 47780 or email Elaine at

Car parking at the Church, Halstead hospital, or High Street Sainsburys

Concert: Reem Kelani

October 9, 2016 · Posted in Event · Comment 
October 21, 2016
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

St Paul’s Church
Hills Road

Palestinian singer and activist Reem Kelani will be accompanied by Bruno Heinen on piano.

Tickets: £12, £6 concessions, on the door or through

Event supported by Cambridge PSC and CU Palestine Society.

Talk: The ICC and Palestine

October 9, 2016 · Posted in Event · Comment 
October 14, 2016
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Bateman Room
Gonville & Caius College

Organised by Cambridge University Palestine Society

Ardi Imseis - Visiting Research Scholar at the American University of Cairo

Tareq Shrourou - Director of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights

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: Some Good News from Palestine

June 22, 2016 · Posted in Event · Comment 
July 14, 2016
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

Friends Meeting House
12 Jesus Lane
Cambridge CB5 8BA

Organised by Cambridge City Amnesty group

Hear Chris Rose from the Amos Trust speak about how ideals for justice can translate into practical action

One Democratic State

May 2, 2016 · Posted in Event · Comment 
May 16, 2016
7:30 pmto9:00 pm
This May is the 68th anniversary of ‘Nakba’, the Palestinians’ loss of their land when the state of Israel was created in 1948. To mark this occasion, we would like to invite you to an event to discuss calls for the establishment of One Democratic State for Israeli and Palestinian citizens, regardless of ethnicity and religion. Our two speakers are both ODS supporters and Palestinian men from the Galilee:

Awad Abdelfattah is Secretary-General of the Israeli Arab political party National Democratic Assembly (represented in the Knesset). His party supports “a state for all its citizens”; its demand is that Israel be reformed into a liberal democracy.  It was disqualified from the 2009 Israeli elections on grounds that it does not recognize the State of Israel (the ban was overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court). Awad recently spoke about ODS before the South African parliament and has expounded on his views in blogs.

Karl Sabbagh is a television producer and author whose ancestors were forced from their town of Safed in 1948. He supports the ODS vision which calls for the Right of Return of all Palestinian refugees. Karl grew up in England and like earlier Palestinian thinkers George Antonius and Tarif Khalidi, he graduated from Cambridge University’s King’s College.

Event chaired by Dr Ruba Salih (Reader at SOAS) and supported by One Democratic State (ODS) and Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Date: Monday 16th May
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge
Time: 7.30 pm
Cost: Donation (£5 suggested)

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