Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   15 July 2018
KILLING GAZA - A documentary film about life under siege.
Wednesday 25 July 19.00 / 7pm.
The Palace, 37 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JL.
Release Date: 13 May 2018. Running time: 97 minutes.
Independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza, and chronicled its horrific aftermath, particularly the brutal Israeli ground attack.

'Killing Gaza' turned a camera onto the survivors of the slaughter and let them speak for themselves. While giving voice to the pain of a people under siege, the film also highlights their inspiring acts of creative resistance, from painting to break-dancing to literature, that allow them to maintain their humanity in the face of deprivation and war.
'Killing Gaza' trailer.
'Killing Gaza:' Chris Hedges interviews Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen.

Irish senate votes to ban Israeli settlement goods.

Excellent news from Ireland. The Bill, if it becomes law, will prohibit the importation of goods or services from illegal settlements in occupied territories, including Israel's settlements in Palestine which violate the Geneva Conventions. This news has come after seven Irish councils have voted to support the Palestinian-led global BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, including Dublin, the first EU capital to take this stand. Irish senate votes to ban Israeli settlement goods.


Vigil in Hastings - Stop the Killing - Stop Arming Israel.

Good turnout for our vigil in the town centre following a call-out by a number of Palestinian organisations for local actions. The day marked the 51st anniversary of Israel's occupation of Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights - and the end of the Great March of Return campaign. The event was just a few days after Israeli snipers killed 21 year old nurse Razan al-Najjar.

We had a steady stream of well-wishers, supporters and local people wanting to know more about the occupation. Thanks to everyone who came to support.

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Appeal.

Last year, the PSC won a key victory for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement at the High Court overturning regulations designed to stop local councils having the right to make ethical decisions about how their pension funds are invested (including the right to divest from companies supporting Israel's illegal occupation). Now, the Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court decision.

The PSC now needs to raise funds to continue the legal fight against this decision.
PSC Emergency Appeal.
Video: Benjamin Zephaniah: PSC fundraising appeal.

Gooaal! Nabi Saleh thanks Argentina and Messi for cancelling Israel "Friendly."
Israel has incarcerated most members of the Nabi Saleh team. Palestinian players are routinely attacked, imprisoned and killed. Israel has bombed and destroyed Palestinian stadiums.
Video: Nabi Saleh thanks Argentina and Messi for canceling Israel "Friendly."
Palestinians score as Argentina cancels Israel match.

Israel military kill 21-year-old Nabi Saleh resident Izz Al-Din Tamimi.
The Israeli forces prevented Palestinian medical teams from reaching the youth to help him before he was taken away by soldiers. Israeli forces kill 21-year-old Ezzaddin Tamimi in Nabi Saleh.

News from and about the occupation:

Gaza medic killed by Israel as she rescued injured.

9 Year Old Palestinian Girl Dies in Ambulance at Israeli Checkpoint.

Held for a Year Without Trial, Israel Extends Detention of Palestinian Lawmaker Khalida Jarrar.

Teen loses eyesight due to Israeli prison neglect.

Report: IDF Censorship of Israeli Press Averages One Redaction Every Four Hours.

Fraud and corruption in Israel and its failure to cooperate with overseas law enforcement.

Israeli forces assault Palestinians, prepare to demolish village.

Israeli bill would criminalise critical documentation of soldiers' activities.

Hundreds of Israelis Demonstrate Against Home Sale to Arab Family.

UK government is complicit in Israel war crimes against Palestine protesters, says British campaign group.

Video: Palestinians dance Dabke while surrounded by Israeli snipers' bullets, tear gas canisters, and smoke at Gaza borders.

'They Told Me I Couldn't Enter': Israeli Public Pool Separates Bedouin From Jews.

Greenwashing the Nakba: The Real Story Behind Israel's "Blooming Desert."

What Celtic Football Club's Solidarity With Palestine Can Teach the World.

Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs.

The Oncologists Letter: Let Gaza Cancer Patients Out.

Ilan Pappe: No, Israel Is Not a Democracy.

Jonathan Cook: How the Guardian aided the anti-semites.

18 Israeli Families Control 60% of Nation's Corporate Equity.

Israel arrests Palestinian music band for "producing songs that incite to resistance."

Syria: Welcome to Hadar: A Village Under Siege by al-Qaeda and Israeli Forces Alike.

Syria: US forces under threat due to Israeli interference. Israel's support for al-Qaeda and other armed groups in Syria.

Syria: the Battle in the South of Syria is Coming to an End: Israel Bowed To Russia's Will.

Palestinians in Ramallah protest PA sanctions on Gaza.

"National security" cited as reason Al Jazeera nixed Israel lobby film.

What's in Al Jazeera's undercover film on the US Israel lobby?

Freedom Flotilla Sails Again to Gaza in Support of the Palestinian Great March of Return.

A Letter to model Gigi Hadid from Palestinian Youth for her support for Palestine.

100 Vines Vandalized in Palestinian Vineyard Near Ramallah.

In First, Israel Participates in Major NATO Exercise Near Russia.

Pro-Israel think tank funds Tommy Robinson's legal costs.

Na'amod is a new movement of British Jews seeking to end its community's support for Israel's occupation.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

BDS: Over 60 cities, towns in Spain "free of Israel apartheid."

Court of appeal upholds right of councils to pass motions calling for boycotts of Israeli settlement goods.

The 4 million-strong Students Federation of India (SFI) now supports BDS: Hewlett Packard (HP) Faces $120 Million in Potential Losses.

Israeli Orchestra Uninvited From Spanish City Amid BDS Push.

Halt UK arms trade with Israel while UN investigates Gaza killings.

Shakira abandons plan to play in Tel Aviv.

Councils around the world boycott Israel.

Video: The Israeli Ministry of Tourism's unsuccessful attempt in London to use tourism - and ice cream - to whitewash Israeli apartheid and war crimes.

The Red Card Israel seeks to suspend Israel from FIFA and other international forums.

Filmmakers Back Right to Boycott Israel Following German Festival Controversy.

Palestinians urge Iroquois lacrosse team to withdraw from Israel tournament.

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.

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


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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