Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   18 October 2018
Support for Palestine in East Sussex is growing.

First solidarity event will be an information stall in the town centre:
Saturday 20 October, 1 - 3 pm, on the cobbles at the top of Conduit Hill, where it meets the High Street. Please come and support. We hope this will be fortnightly - details about this to follow.
Our info stall will continue its weekly spot in the town centre Saturday 12 - 2 pm. This has now been running for more than 4 years now.
Great to see the Eastbourne Palestine Solidarity Campaign up and running. We wish them all the best. The branch has been holding monthly info stalls since May. Last month, they ran a successful picket outside the local HSBC branch highlighting the bank's support for the arms trade with Israel. Eastbourne PSC Facebook page.
Brighton and Hove
Brighton and Hove PSC is a very active, long established branch of 20+ years: Brighton & Hove PSC website..

Gaza - its economy is in "free fall."

"Israel is upholding the blockade as tightly as ever, preventing the flow of goods in and out of the enclave. Fishing is limited to three miles off the coast rather than the 20-mile zone agreed in the Oslo Accords. Hundreds of companies are reported to have folded over the summer." Useful article by Nazareth-based Jonathan Cook: As Gaza's economy collapses, so does any hope of peace.

Video (from 2016): Gaza in Context (background to the siege of Gaza and the occupation). Narrated by Noura Erakat.
No evidence a single Gaza protester killed by Israel was armed.
Official: More than 75% of cancer medicines unavailable in Gaza Strip.
Israel shoots 78-year-old Palestinian in Gaza.
Jazz concert in Gaza.

'Cracks In The Wall: Beyond Apartheid In Palestine/Israel.'

Great meeting with author and analyst Ben White. While it seems that Israel continues with its policies of occupation and violations of international law with impunity, there are certainly 'cracks in the wall.' Amongst groups whose support Israel has always taken for granted - the US Jewish community, especially Jewish youth - there is growing opposition to Israel's policies. Another reason to be positive is the growth of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Ben outlined the call for a single, democratic state. Ben's talk was followed by a very lively question and answer session. Thanks to Ben and everyone who attended. Ben White's website.

Nobel Prize Winner George P. Smith Is a Longtime pro-Palestine, BDS Activist.

George P. Smith, one of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is a veteran supporter of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement as part of his pro-Palestinian activism.
Nobel Prize Winner Supports BDS Movement For Palestinian Rights, Ending Military Aid to Israel.

Khan al-Ahmar under imminent threat of demolition.

For nearly a decade, the community of Khan al-Ahmar has been fighting the Israeli government's attempts to demolish its village, located just east of Jerusalem, and move its residents to a garbage dump in East Jerusalem. Everything you need to know about Khan al-Ahmar.
Israel settlers flood Khan Al-Ahmar with waste water

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.


News from and about the occupation:

Justifying landgrab, Israel says it is 'allowed to ignore international law' anywhere it wants.

My grandfather Nelson Mandela fought apartheid. I see the parallels with Israel.

Palestinian demolishes own home upon Israeli court order.

Israelis protest against Palestinian family purchasing home in Afula.

Political football: Real Madrid welcomes Palestinian Tamimi, angers Israelis

No justice for Bil'in Palestinian activist shot dead by Israeli soldier.

Israeli border guards arrested for 'stripping & sexually harassing' Palestinian women.

Israel destroys main water pipeline in Kafr Qaddum.

Ethiopian Jews: Israel's second-class citizens?

Puma celebrates Black Power while supporting Israel's war crimes.

British firm JCB helps Israel commit war crimes.

Yemen: Mercenaries trained in Israel lead battles of Al-Hudaydah.

Dutch supplier of Israeli attack dogs compensates Palestinian victim.

Strike empties streets: Palestinians unite against Israel's nation-state law.

De-colonising the mind - a former Zionist fighter's journey.

The remarkable disappearing act of Israel's car-bombing campaign in Lebanon or: What we (do not) talk about when we talk about 'terrorism.'

Pro-Israeli Terror Threat at Labour Conference Covered Up By MSM.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

Israeli court: New Zealand activists must pay for Lorde cancellation.

Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab respond to the Israeli court ruling on their open letter to Lorde.


Recent Hastings PSC newsletters:

18 September 2018
4 September 2018
15 July 2018

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