#Walk to Palestine – Benjamin Ladraa

Talk organised by Cambridge University Palestine Society at Keynes Hall King’s College, Sunday February 10th 17.30 – 19.00 pm.

Benjamin Ladraa is a Swedish activist, who last year walked 5000 km from Sweden to Palestine to raise awareness about human rights violations under military occupation in Palestine. After 11 months of walking across 13 countries, he was interrogated by Israeli authorities for six hours and denied entry on a false premise.

After several months of talks around the US, we are welcoming Benjamin as part of his UK tour.

Hear Benjamin speak about his experiences, the situation of human rights under Israeli occupation, and the next step in his #WalkToPalestine campaign.


Reem Kelani at the Cambridge Jazz Festival

Date 23rd November
St Paul’s Church Hills Road
Doors open 7pm
Times 7.30 pm – 9 pm
Tickets £14/£8
Unreserved seating also available

Jazz Festival website https://www.cambridgejazzfestival.info/reem-kelani

Here’s a taster of Reem in action from her concert earlier this month in Sheffield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOTAD5dDvcs

For tickets, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reem-kelani-in-concert-in-cambridge-tickets-48691438403?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Academic Life Under Occupation: The Experience at Gaza’s Universities

Cambridge City Amnesty are organising this talk on Thursday 15th November, 7.30 pm at the Friends Meeting House Jesus Lane.

Dr Mona Jebril will discuss her Cambridge PhD research on the impact of the siege and conflict on higher education in Gaza. The study explores the past and present higher education under occupation, and how this experience may be evolving in a shifting socio-political context in the Arab world. It is a pioneer contribution to the development of Palestinian higher education and to the dialogue on the Arab Spring from the Palestinian perspective.

see https://www.facebook.com/events/472288253280896/ for full details

Tickets via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/academic-life-under-occupation-the-experience-at-gazas-universities-tickets-51633980626?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2PMlZEhUv5wAzeBqVsw6Sr9WWo-ALKZTbUIRRpuxepGn9tjr0EjLEzQCw

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to ask questions . After refreshments the Cambridge City group will hold its monthly campaigns meeting from 9-10pm – newcomers are very welcome, especially if you would like to find out more about getting involved.

‘Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel’ – with Ben White

At 6.30pm on 8th November 2018, join Ben White in conversation with Priyamvada Gopal at Cambridge Heffers bookshop, as they talk about Ben’s latest book, Cracks in the Wall, and how a peaceful, just relationship could be achieved for Israel/Palestine.
Now is the time to plot a course that avoids the mistakes of the past – a way forward beyond apartheid in Palestine. The solution is not partition and ethnic separation, but equality and self-determination – for all.
Ben White is a Cambridge-based journalist and analyst. He has also authored Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide, and has published articles in The Guardian, The Independent, Newsweek Middle East, amongst others. He is a frequent guest on Al Jazeera.
Dr Priyamvada Gopal is Reader in Anglophone and Related Literature at Churchill College. Her work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, The New Statesman and The Guardian, amongst others.
Tickets for the event are priced at £5 in advance or £7 on the door. They can be purchased through Eventbrite <www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cracks-in-the-wall-beyond-apartheid-in-palestineisrael-with-ben-white-tickets-49380734105>, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop. Please note that tickets are transferable but non-refundable.