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We shall be holding a stall at Godalming Town Day from 10am – 4pm.  This is quite a major event at which local charities and other organisations set up stalls in the High Street selling items and distributing information on their work.  We plan to hand out information leaflets, collect signatures for a petition to the Israeli Embassy against the settlement building and also sell some Zaytoun produce from Palestine. 

We are looking for people who can help at the stall for an hour or two on the day.  Please contact us if you are able to help.  There is always a lively, friendly atmosphere at the event, so it should be an enjoyable occasion and very worthwhile.

 

 

 More Incitement in Occupied Palestine

So far in 2016, Israel has destroyed 323 structures, mostly in Area C, (2015 total was 521). 514 Palestinians have been displaced. The number of structures provided as humanitarian assistance but destroyed or confiscated by Israeli authorities this year already exceeds the equivalent figure for all of 2015 (108 structures). This week they dismantled/ confiscated a new school section in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu Nuwar, to the east of Jerusalem. This week Israelis forces also uprooted approximately 120 olive trees in Deir Istiya (Salfit) on grounds that the area is designated as a nature reserve. They damaged 400 dunums of land planted with barley by residents of the Jinba , Al Halaweh and Al Markiz communities in the Masafer Yatta area of Hebron, in the course of a ‘military training’.


From: http://www.ochaopt.org/index.aspx

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

 

The Bullet, the Ballot and The Boycott”

 

David Sheen, St Nicolas Hall, Guildford 24 November 2015

 

We have had many speakers to talk about the impact of the occupation of the Palestinian Territories, of illegal settlements. Not so many to inform us about the position of minorities in Israel, not just Palestinian Israeli citizens - the 1.7 million or so descendents of those not expelled 50 years ago - but also the many other minorities. Yet they are becoming increasingly important.

 

David Sheen is a Canadian Israeli, a prominent journalist, film-maker and speaker who has lived in Israel since 1999. With just an hour for his presentation before Q&A, he chose to focus on the last part of the title. In a twist perfectly suited to this upside-down world, where oppressors are feted internationally, and the oppressed are ignored, David explained that “the boycott” in the title referred to Israel’s boycott of the Palestinians, both inside its territory, and in the territory it illegally occupies.

Ann Davison spoke about her experiences of life under the Occupation as an Ecumenical Accompanier to a big audience in St Mary's Church Frensham on 4th March. The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel is an international, ecumenical programme that recruits and despatches observers (Ecumenical Accompaniers) to Palestinian towns and villages to monitor the interaction between the Palestinian inhabitants and the Israeli military. The presence of EAs is intended to offer protection and to moderate friction. Abuses of authority are monitored and reported and EAs speak publicly of their experiences.