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November December Events

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"Justice for the Palestinians”

Meeting Justice for the Palestinians Wednesday 28th November On the day of the Lobby of Parliament for Palestine 7pm Committee Room 10, House of Commons, Parliament, London

Speakers include:
Prof Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian Delegate to the UK
Michael Scott-Joynt Bishop of Winchester
Lord David Steel
Daud Abdullah Muslim Council of Britain
Hugh Lanning, Asst Gen Sec PCS
Phillis Starkey MP
Sir Gerald Kauffman MP
Brian Iddon MP
J. Corbyn MP

End Israeli Occupation: Peace for all Lobby of Parliament 28 November 2007 2-6pm Westminster London

Isolation Our government must end the economic and political isolation of Gaza immediately. 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza are suffering a humanitarian disaster with 87% of Gazans living below the poverty line.

International law Our government must insist that Israel complies with international law and ends its continuing expansion of settlements on occupied Palestinian land. There are currently 500,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Illegal wall Our government must respect the International Court of Justice advisory opinion regarding the illegal wall in the West Bank and Jerusalem and hold Israel to account. The route of the Wall is effectively annexing 10 per cent of the West Bank to Israel, leaving 49,400 Palestinians stranded between the Green Line and the wall.

Democratic principles Our government must recognise those elected democratically by the Palestinian people and help to reconcile the differences between Fatah and Hamas. All illegally held political prisoners by both sides, especially children, must be released. An end to 40 years of occupation and a just settlement is the only way to achieve peace for both Palestinians and Israelis.

Help make the change! Join the lobby and speak to your MP.

To lobby your MP: Firstly, contact your MP as soon as possible and arrange a meeting with them on Wednesday 28 November. If you don't know who your MP is, go to www.faxyourmp.com or phone 020 7219 3000. Briefly explain to your MP what you would like to speak to them about. Secondly, please let us know when you have an appointment with your MP so we can co-ordinate with other people in the same constituency — phone 020 7700 6192 or email info@palestinecampaign.org or 020 7832 1310 / wattg@caabu.org

Even if you do not manage to contact your MP in advance, you can still try to meet them on the day — just come along to the lobby and ask for a ‘green card' which you then fill in to request that your MP meets you. We will be able to brief you on how to lobby your MP in the House of Commons on the lobby day. For more information please contact: PSC Tel: 020 7700 6192 Email: info@palestinecampaign.org www.palestinecampaign.org CAABU Tel: 020 7832 1310 Email: wattg@caabu.org www.caabu.org

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Book your tickets now for the annual PSC Christmas Concert VOICES FOR BETHLEHEM

Friday 7th December 2007 7pm Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church 235 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2

his is the annual Palestine Solidarity Campaign Christmas Concert to highlight the situation of the people of Bethlehem locked behind the wall. All funds raised will be used in the campaign for Palestinian people's rights.

FEATURING: Traditional English choir songs and carols from The London Finzi Consort Seasonal readings by acclaimed author Ahdaf Soueif Music by Tunisian singer and Oud player Firas Jabloun And Palestinian singer Amira Dibsy

Advance tickets: £10 Full price // £8 for concessions (unwaged and PSC members) Tickets on the night: £12 Full price // £10 for concessions (unwaged and PSC members) Children Under 12 accompanied by adults: Free Available from the PSC: by card please phone 02077006192 Or send a cheque to PSC Box BM PSA WC1N3XX London.

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A Taste of Palestine 1st and 2nd December 11am - 5pm Free Entry

SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square London, WC1H 0XG

A two day fair selling high quality and fairly traded produce of Palestine A wonderful array of Palestinian products for sale: Palestinian Olive Oil - Nablusi Soap - Olive Wood from Bethlehem - Embroidery from West Bank & Gaza - Hebron Ceramics - Clothing - Almond- Dates - Za'atar - Tahini - Jewellery - Music and Books - Olives - Calendars and Cards - Artwork - Cremisan Wine - Tours to Palestine…and more!

Relax and enjoy a delicious Palestinian lunch Participants: Zaytoun - Hadeel - Olive Coop - Evren Traders - 5th Gospel Retreats - Canaan Fair Trade - Maramia Café- PSC

DIRECTIONS: Walking distance from: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern Lines), and Euston Square (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines). Euston, St. Pancras and King's Cross. Limited metered parking is available in the streets near the Brunei Gallery. There are public car parks in Bedford Way, Woburn Place/Coram Street, and Marchmont Street. For further details please contact: 0781 4477188 or heather@zaytoun.org

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Box BM PSA London WC1N 3XX Email: info@palestinecampaign.org Tel: 020 7700 6192 Fax: 020 7609 7779 Web: www.palestinecampaign.org

 

 

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