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Historian to speak in Canterbury

Historian Ilan Pappe will lecture at University of Kent on Thursday 22 March on the history and consequences of the Nakba, the catastrophe 70 years ago that saw an exodus of Palestinians in the face of Zionist forces and massacres. The lecture will also interrogate the changing ways in which the Nakba has been represented … Continue reading

‘Open Bethlehem’ screening in Canterbury

Our friends at East Kent Justice for Palestinians will show a screening of Open Bethlehem on Tuesday 28th November in Canterbury. The film was described by Channel 4’s Jon Snow as “One of the most remarkable and moving documentaries I have seen. The tragedy of the Palestinians encapsulated in the life of one town.” Leila … Continue reading

Shining threads of resistance

A packed house at the Labour Club in Whitstable was treated to a stunning display of Palestinian costume and embroidery on October 13. Rayya Ghul displayed her personal collection of beautifully intricate thobs – a style of traditional dress – interweaved with the story of her own family history, a tale of refugees on both … Continue reading

Appeal: help make young skaters’ dream come true

Our friends at SkatePal have launched an appeal to raise funds for a new skatepark in Palestine, working in partnership with a local non-profit called SkateQilya. SkatePal have discovered a huge interest in skateboarding by Palestinian youth – both girls and boys – who have found it a wonderful way to express their creativity, skills, … Continue reading

Where Canterbury & Whitstable’s new MP stands on Palestine

Rosie Duffield, the newly elected Labour MP for Canterbury & Whitstable, has given early indications of being a supporter of Palestinians’ rights. The surprise winner of the seat, who ousted Conservative Sir Julian Brazier in the 8 June election, answered five questions on Palestine and Israel during the campaign, put to the candidates by Faversham … Continue reading

‘This is the story of how skateboarding came to Palestine…’

Epicly Palestine’d is the story of how skateboarding arrived in Palestine – and the difference it has made to young people in the West Bank.   ‘A small group of Palestinian teenagers gain the attention of the skateboarding world when they create a skate scene from scratch in the heart of the West Bank – … Continue reading

Fortnight of apartheid events at University of Kent

Students at University of Kent have announced their Israeli Apartheid Week events will take place across a fortnight this month, from 22 February to 4 March. The programme will be “dedicated to raising awareness of Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land and its oppression of Palestinian people”.  The Kent Palestine Society added: “This year marks … Continue reading

Hear ‘one of the greatest truth seekers’

Haaretz journalist Amira Hass will be speaking on the prospects for justice in Palestine at the University of Kent this month. Amira Hass is columnist and reporter on the Occupied Palestinian Territories for Haaretz newspaper in Israel, and is author of Drinking the Sea at Gaza (1999) and Reporting from Ramallah (2003). She has also … Continue reading

Child prisoner abuse: questions for Whately and Brazier

PSC members are being urged to contact their local MPs ahead of a parliamentary debate on 6 January on Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military. Photo from IMEMC and Electronic Intifada Israeli occupation forces are documented as arresting children as young as 12, and possibly younger. They are often abducted by soldiers in the … Continue reading

Students pour scorn on Israeli embassy propagandist

Guest post by Ellen Lee and Eman Salem, University of Kent Palestinian Solidarity Group On 10 November, several members of the Kent Palestinian Solidarity Group gathered in front of the Powell Lecture Theatre building on the Canterbury Christchurch campus to demonstrate against a talk being given that evening, by Israeli Embassy representative Rony Yadidia. Her … Continue reading

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