‘A Day for Palestine’ will update our understanding of the tensions in the region and help us consider what we can do to bring justice for Palestine now, and in the future…
Saturday 18 April 2015
Afternoon 1pm – 4.30pm Free Entry
1pm – join us for Lunch
Palestinian food on sale. drinks at the bar. tea, coffee & soft drinks
jewellery . ceramics . embroidery . crafts . books & information
2– 4.30pm Speakers & Discussion Session
‘Health care for the children of the West Bank’
Alistair Morris, Consultant Paediatrician, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Dr Morris has just returned from his fifth visit to Palestine, where, for the past 8 years and in partnership
with the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, his team has
been empowering Palestinian healthcare workers deal with the wide range of paediatric and mental
health issues they face every day
‘The Gaza Flotilla Story – it’s far from over’
Paveen Yaqub, Peace Campaigner and Humanitarian Aid Worker
Ms Yaqub was aboard the Mavi Marmara, the lead ship taking humanitarian aid to Gaza in 2010
when it was stormed by Israeli commandos. Ten of her fellow aid workers, mostly shot at close range
and multiple times, were killed by Israeli troops. She herself was threatened, imprisoned and criminalised.
Paveen, a Huddersfield resident, will talk of her experiences and her determination to return to Gaza
‘Conflicting and competing narratives in Palestine and Israel’
Annie O’Gara & Paul Wimpeney, Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign
It’s 2015 and Palestinians are still living under occupation and siege. But another, different battle
is being waged, without weapons, for a great prize – legitimacy. This session will explore some
aspects of this competition for hearts and minds and ways in which we can respond in order
to advance justice for Palestinians.
Evening 7pm Film £5 entry
For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, Shin Bet, share their insights
and reflect on their actions and decisions in this 2012 documentary, directed by Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh.
The film offers an exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures and sheds light on the
controversy surrounding the occupation in the aftermath of the Six-Day-War in 1967.
The Gatekeepers was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2013.
Organised by Palestine Support Network Huddersfield [email protected] M: 07808 920 600
Venue: The Red & Green Club. 42 Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield HD3 4LU