Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   18 December 2017
Worldwide condemnation of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Demonstrations and rallies throughout the world (including in London and in nearby Brighton) followed the US announcement. The response from 2 Palestinians:

Diana Buttu: The world should respond to Trump's Jerusalem declaration with sanctions on Israel: Article here.

Karma Nabulsi: In Jerusalem we have the latest chapter in a century of colonialism: Article here.

How Israel responds to Palestinian demonstrators: the army shoots at them. 8 killed so far.

The story of one man killed by Israeli forces, disabled man Ibrahim Abu Thuraya: Disabled Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza. Video: The Israeli Military First Took His Legs, Then His Life.

Gary Lineker condemns Israeli soldiers' treatment of Palestinian children in Hebron.

Israel is the only country in the world that deals with children (only Palestinian children) through its military system. Gary Lineker had just seen yet another video of Israeli soldiers mistreating Palestinian children, and posted his disgust to his 6+ million Twitter followers. Well done Gary!

Video here.

Article here: Celebrities break taboo on Palestine.

We don't need to look very far to find film of Israeli soldiers abusing Palestinian children: Video: Israeli soldier cracks open the head of a 16 year old Palestinian child.

Our Christmas campaign.

Thanks to everyone who has supported our campaign during December - What NOT to buy this Christmas.

We've pinpointed the main BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) targets:

Israeli fruit and vegetables
Caterpillar products (clothing, footware)
Eden Springs Bottled Water.

Our leaflet can be downloaded here: What NOT to buy this Christmas.           More information at the BDS website

Meeting with Tom Suárez, author of "State of Terror: How terrorism created modern Israel."

We had a very successful meeting - a good turnout and a very lively discussion. Tom demonstrated the level of brutality and terror used in the establishment of the state of Israel. Terrorism was used by the Zionist gangs against anyone who got in their way - Palestinians, the British, members of the Jewish community. He pointed out that this is not a religious war, but a colonial, settler project. The 2-state solution is a fantasy, kept alive to ensure a never-ending bogus peace process. It has become impossible with the apartheid system so entrenched in Israel. The only possible solution can be a single, democratic, secular state of equals. Hastings Online Times article.

We highly recommend Tom's book 'State of Terror' to everyone who wants to understand the brutality used in the setting up of Israel - and still being used against the Palestinian people today. For anyone who missed the talk, this is a video taken during Tom's recent tour of the US.


Nelson Mandela's grandson: "Palestinians are being subjected to the worst version of apartheid."

Mandla Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, visiting occupied Palestine, stated: "What we have experienced in South Africa is a fraction of what the Palestinians are experiencing," He called for the continued support of BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions).

Mandela's grandson on visit: 'Israel is the worst apartheid regime'

Saturday information stalls in Hastings

We've run weekly information stalls in Hastings Town Centre opposite Lloyds Bank every Saturday 12.00 'til 14.00 (2 pm) since 2014. This winter we've decided to set up the stall depending on the weather prospects - when it's raining/sleeting/very cold very few people are around in the town centre! Each week we'll decide on the Friday whether to go ahead or not - 'phone number to ring to find out: 07854 486794. Back to normal in the Spring.

Please come along to say hello and support us: any amount of time is appreciated.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

Danish Pension Fund Blacklists Four Israeli Companies Linked to Settlements.

From February: Israel's efforts against the BDS movement "have largely failed."

EU Research Collaboration With Israeli Police in Tatters After Belgian University Exit.

Australian Royal Flying Doctors SE Section turns down services from Israel drone maker Elbit Systems.

Labour shadow minister Kate Osamor backs Israel boycott.

Cádiz Municipality Cancells Israel-Sponsored Film Series.

New boycott victory as UN Women drops G4S in Jordan.

South Africa university officially cuts ties with Israel.

Rag'n'Bone Man Takes Principled Stand Against Apartheid And Cancels Tel Aviv Performance.

Canada's largest private-sector union passes BDS resolution.

16 million Indian peasants and farmers join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli apartheid.

News from and about the occupation:

Israel reduces Gaza fishing zone to 6 nautical miles.

Israel and US Hide Names of Companies Supporting Israeli Settlements from the UN.

Israel demolished 410 Palestinian structures in 2017.

Global company hired surveillance firms to target pro-Palestine activists.

Israel's settlements: 50 years of land theft explained.

Miko Peled: The Inevitable Collapse of Israeli-Saudi-American Alliance Against Iran and Resistance.

70% of Palestinians want Abbas to resign immediately.

Amnesty slams Trump's announcement on Jerusalem as 'reckless and provocative.'

Asa Winstanley: The EU already recognises Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, just more quietly than Trump.

Israel has good reason to fear the International Criminal Court.

Video: Lee Camp - RT forced to register as a 'foreign agent' in the US - what about AIPAC?

Palestinians Have Suffered a Century of Colonial Arrogance

Life under occupation: checkpoint 300 in Bethlehem.

Video: Life under occupation in Hebron: Soldiers harass teachers and school children.

How corporate media tacitly justify the murder of Palestinian children.

Raed Jarrarnov: Why Won't Israel Let Me Mourn My Father?

Charges dropped over protest at Israeli military drones factory in UK.

From 2015: Jonathan Cook: the Israeli resort that covers up a massacre - Tantura

Declassified M15 documents show Zionist terror threat in the 1940s.

Move the "Big Start" of the Giro d'Italia from Israel.

Hastings PSC Membership.
We welcome new members! Becoming a member of Hastings PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We haven't an online system as yet, but please fill in our membership form and hand it in at one of our information stalls or meetings. Download form here. We also encourage local people to join the national PSC.

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