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Weekly PSC News Update

Lobby, meetings, reports and articles

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- Lobby of Parliament 19 Nov followed by a Meeting 7pm : “Palestinian Rights : Time for Government Action”

- Article : Britain to crack down on exports from Israeli settlements
- DCI Pal Report : Under Attack : Settler Violence against Palestinian Children in the Occupied Territory

- Ask your MP to sign the Free Gaza EDM

- Upcoming events in the UK


Lobby of Parliament - ’Justice for Palestinians’

2-6pm on Wednesday 19 November 2008

Ensure that your MP hears your views – please contact them straight away and ask to meet them on the afternoon of 19 November.

Followed by a meeting at 7pm - Committee Room 10 in the House of Commons.

A lobby of parliament is being organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Jews for Justice for Palestinians on Wednesday 19 November to mark the UN international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Previous lobbies of parliament have attracted a significant level of support from solidarity organisations, faith groups, trade unions and other groups. This broad support is very important in demonstrating to MPs and the British government the wide range of organisations calling for peace and justice.

This year the lobby theme will be ’Justice for Palestinians’, and will take place from 2-6pm on Wednesday 19 November.

The lobby of parliament will call on the British government to implement international law and press for :

- an end to the blockade on Gaza.
- Israel to end its occupation.
- the dismantling of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
- respect for Palestinian sovereignty.
- the suspension of the EU-Israel trade agreement.

Ensure that your MP hears your views – please contact them straight away and ask to meet them on the afternoon of 19 November.

If you don’t know who your MP is, please go to

Make sure to let us know at the PSC office when you have made an appointment

Please help publicise this lobby as widely as possible. New leaflets are being printed – please contact the office for copies..

If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact or

The Lobby of Parliament is organised by :


The Lobby of Parliament is supported by :

The following Trade Unions : ASLEF, BECTU, CWU, FBU, GMB, PCS, RMT, UNISON, UNITE and Action Palestine, Amos Trust, Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK, Britain Palestine Twinning Network, British Committee for Universities in Palestine, Christian Peacemaker Teams UK, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Friends of Birzeit University, Friends of Sabeel UK, The Green Party, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions UK, Let Palestinians Study Campaign, Midlands Palestinian Community Association, Muslim Council of Britain, National Association of British Arabs, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Palestinian Return Centre, Pax Christi, Stop the War Coalition, War on Want.


Meeting After the Lobby of Parliament for Palestine

Palestinian Rights : Time for Government Action

Wednesday 19 November

7pm, Committee Room 10

House of Commons, Parliament, London

This meeting is hosted by Jeremy Corbyn MP

Speakers include :

Prof Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian Ambassador to the UK

Richard Burden MP

Crispin Blunt MP

Sarah Teather MP

George Galloway MP

Alison Shepherd, UNISON, Chair of International Committee

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, General Secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB)

Ramy Abdu, Palestinian Student from Gaza

Lauren Booth, Journalist and Broadcaster

Daniel Machover, co-founder Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights


Britain to crack down on exports from Israeli settlements
Britain is taking the lead in pressing the EU to curb imports from Israeli producers in the occupied West Bank as a practical step towards halting the steady increase in the construction of Jewish settlements.


DCI Pal Report : Under Attack : Settler Violence against Palestinian Children in the Occupied Territory

[RAMALLAH, 5 November 2008] - Today, Defence for Children International–Palestine Section (DCI/PS) released a report that documents the troubling extent of settler attacks perpetrated against Palestinian children in the Occupied Territory.


Please ask you MP to sign EDM 2347 - Free Gaza by Jeremy Corbyn

For more information :





Memorial Service for Peggie Preston 1923 – 2007


Saturday November 8th at St Martin-in-the-fields,

Trafalgar Square London

All Welcome - Doors Open 11am

For further information please contact


Dr Norman Finkelstein UK Speaking Tour 08

Israel and Palestine : Roots of Conflict, Prospects for Peace

- University of Nottingham - Monday 10 November 4pm

- University of Leeds - Monday 10 November 7pm

- University of Warwick - Tuesday 11 November 4pm

- University of Birmingham - Tuesday 11 November 7pm

- University College London - Wednesday 12 November 12/noon

- University of Exeter - Wednesday 12 November 7pm

For full details please visit :

Sponsored by PSC


Palestine Events at the Royal Court Theatre 13 and 14 Nov
Thursday, 13 November, 5pm


A celebration of the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, one of the most acclaimed contemporary poets in the Arab world, with readings in Arabic and English by the playwrights and other artists involved in the project.


Friday, 14 November, 7pm

Palestine 603 by Imad Farajin

Translation : Hassan Abdulrazzak Direction : Rufus Norris

Four Palestinian men share a cramped prison cell listening to the buses come and go outside, wondering if the next one will take them home. A play about hope and waiting.


Part of : I Come From There : New Plays from the Arab World

11 - 15 November Royal Court Theatre


OCCUPIED SPACE 2008 – Art for Palestine

The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation,
226 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SN

An exhibition of work by artists from Palestine, the Arab world and the UK
Opening hours :
Monday – Friday, 11.00 – 7.00 ; Saturday, 10.00 – 6.00

For information, call PSC 0207 700 6192 or the A.M.Qattan Foundation 0207 370 9990
or email or


Palestine Lives 2008
Festival of Palestinian Film and Culture

November 22nd and 29th December 6th and 13th

Our four day festival of Palestinian film and culture aims to celebrate a people dispossessed of their land, their way of life and their foreseeable future.

Includes music by Reem Kelani, Films, Talks and an Exhibition.

WFA Film Society 9 Lucy Street, Manchester, M15 4BX

Contact us on 01706 648104 or 01422 32013


Voices for Bethlehem 08

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Christmas concert

Friday, 5th December 2008 - 7pm

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftsbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP (Holborn Tube)

Join us for the annual PSC awareness raising event for Occupied Bethlehem, with music and readings, this year featuring the acclaimed singer-songwriter Leon Rosselson.

Advance tickets £10/£8 Concessions and PSC Members- (£12/£10 on the door)

From the PSC Office Tel 020 7700 6192


The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) aims to raise public awareness about the occupation of Palestine and the struggle of the Palestinian people. PSC seek to bring pressure on both the British and Israeli government to bring their policies in line with international law. PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from communities across the UK. Join PSC today !

Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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