Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   18 September 2018
A reminder of this Thursday's meeting with Ben White. Ben is a journalist, analyst, and author, specialising in Palestine and Israel. We held a meeting with Ben 2 year's ago. It was one of the most successful and best attended meetings we've had. We hope this week's meeting will be as successful.

Cracks In The Wall: Beyond Apartheid In Palestine/Israel.
With journalist and author Ben White.
Thursday 20 September. 19.00 - 21.00 / 7 - 9pm.
White Rock Hotel (opposite pier), Hastings TN34 1JU.
Free refreshments.

Our leaflet promoting the meeting: Download here.
Facebook event page.

PSC statement on Labour's adoption of the full IHRA document, support for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

PSC regrets the Labour Party National Executive Committee's decision to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism: PSC says it is time to talk about Palestine.

How Israel's bogus definition of anti-Semitism shuts down free speech.
The IHRA anti-Semitism definition won't protect Israeli apartheid.

Israel bans Ahed Tamimi from travelling abroad.

Ahed and her family were due to travel to Europe to participate in events to discuss the Palestinian resistance movement and the experience of being imprisoned in Israel: Israel bans Ahed Tamimi from travelling abroad.

Interesting article in the Financial Times about Ahed, the Tamimi family and the village of Nabi Saleh: Ahed Tamimi, the new face of Palestinian protest.

At our weekly information stalls, there's been a lot of interest in the undercover films of the Israel lobby in both the US and UK. So we thought we would repeat the information from the last newsletter, including 2 more leaked videos from the banned film:

Why the undercover film of the Israeli lobby in the US was banned.

The documentary was expected to be a media sensation, taking the lid off the powerful Israeli lobby in the US. But then the broadcast was stopped, with no official explanation. This shows the background to this story, from the Le Monde: How Israel spies on US citizens. The truths that won't be heard.

Leaked video from the banned film (The Canary Mission link).
Leaked video from the banned film (Israel Lobbyists Astroturfing Protest).
Leaked video from the banned film (The Israel Project's secret Facebook campaign).
Leaked video from the banned film (Israel Lobby attacks on US Activists).

The Israeli lobby in the UK.
Back in January 2017, we publicised the series of films (made by Al Jazeera) of the undercover operation exposing the Israel lobby in the UK, These films showed how Israel is willing to 'take down' pro-Palestine politicians, give funds (more than £1m) to groups such as the Labour Friends of Israel. There's one incredible scene which shows that after a Labour Party member had a discussion with MP Joan Ryan about Israel's illegal settlements she ended up being investigated for 'anti-Semitism' (the film shows otherwise). Well worth a re-look:

The Lobby Part 1: Young Friends of Israel.
The Lobby Part 2: The Training Session.
The Lobby Part 3: An Anti-Semitic Trope.
The Lobby Part 4: The Takedown.

UN: Israel's demolition of Khan al-Ahmar violation of international law.

The destruction of the village of Khan Al-Ahmar will affect 181 people, over half are children. Israel's demolition of Khan al-Ahmar violation of international law.

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.

News from and about the occupation:

Report: Number of Israel settlers quadrupled since Oslo Accords.

The role of Christians in the struggle for justice in Palestine.

Video: Rabbi Shapiro Reacts to Israel's Nation-state law.

Inside Israel's Secret Program to Back Syrian Rebels.

Israel Secretly Armed Syrian Rebels And Then Abandoned Them, Reports Say.

Trump administration adopts new definition of anti-Semitism in schools.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

Seventeen artists - more than one-third of the festival's original international lineup - have dropped out of Israel's Meteor Festival.


Recent Hastings PSC newsletters:

4 September 2018
15 July 2018
30 May 2018

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