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The support for PSC’s Sainsbury’s Day of Action, this Saturday 1st March, is growing with events being held up and down the country. The campaign aims to raise consumer awareness and support for the campaign for Sainsbury’s and other supermarkets to end all trade with companies operating in and exporting from the Palestinian Occupied Territory. Keith Taylor MEP has also now added his voice to the calls>
Please support Palestine Solidarity Campaign by helping fund our BDS work. We need your help to step up the pressure. You can give £6, £8, £25, £50. Just give whatever you can afford, every little bit makes a big difference.
Richard Falk’s final report details Israel’s Apartheid and calls for a ban on settlement goods
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“Through prolonged occupation, with practices and policies which appear to constitute apartheid and segregation, ongoing expansion of settlements, and continual construction of the wall arguably amounting to de facto annexation of parts of the occupied Palestinian territory, the denial by Israel of the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people is evident,” writes Richard Falk, in his final report as the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territory.
His report calls for the EU and US to back up their policies on the illegality of settlements with firm action, for example the blocking of settlement goods from being sold in the EU and US.
This week also saw the passing of another racist Bill in the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament), which the Bill’s sponsor says aims to “distinguish between Muslim and Christian Arab citizens and to heighten involvement of Christians in Israeli society.”
Meanwhile, in East Jerusalem the plans to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from Silwan goes on unabated.
Palestinians demand Israel expelled from FIFA
Jibril Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, has said they will seek the expulsion of Israel from FIFA at the next FIFA Congress, and that he has the support of other Arab and North African nations.Palestine has been demanding that Israeli security forces ease the travel restrictions on footballers and officials attending matches, and in some cases even training development sessions.
On Thursday 20 February 2014 the Red Card Israeli Racism campaign launched a petition to FIFA saying:
“Membership of the Israeli Football Association (IFA) should be suspended until Israel respects the human rights of Palestinians and observes international law, thus enabling Palestinian footballers to play and compete nationally and internationally”
During the apartheid era in South Africa, from 1964 to 1992, the South African FA was excluded from FIFA membership. Why then is the IFA still a member?
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Footballers in Hebron (credit: Sara Apps)
Please support Palestinian football by signing the petition: Petition | Suspend the Israeli Football Association’s FIFA membership | Change.org
News and events
Yarmouk Crisis | BBC
The desperate and urgent situation for Palestinian refugees in Yarmouk finally grabs the world’s attention
Jordan Parliament votes to expel Israeli Ambassador | The Guardian
Amnesty International accuses Israel of possible war crimes | Amnesty International
‘Come to sunny Gaza’ BBC correspondent tells listeners | EIPSC’s Amena Saleem contrasts the BBC report with a hard hitting report from Channel 4.
Gaza’s paralysis| Channel 4
The boy who never smiles | Channel 4
BDS wins | EI
Luxembourg’s state pension fund FDC has excluded nine major Israeli banks and firms and one US company because of their involvement in Israeli settlements and human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Palestinian film ‘Omar’ is up for an Oscar | The Guardian
Thursday 27 February – Concert for Palestine, Gun Room, the RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, Hampshire, PO4 9PN , Portsmouth Read More
Thursday 27 February – Film Screening: The Turtle’s Rage + Director Q&A
Riverside Studios, Crisp Road Hammersmith W6 9RL, London Read More
Friday 28 February – Liberation in Palestine: a Queer Issue, Room K2.31 – Strand Campus, Kings College, The Strand, WC2R 2LS, London Read More
Tuesday 4 March – Debate on Water Issues in Palestine in Scottish Parliament Scottish Parliament, EH99 1SP, Edinburgh Read More
Tuesday 4 March – Fairtrade Extravaganza, Centercom, North Row, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3BJ, Milton Keynes Read More
Wednesday 5 March – Merton PSC meeting, The William Morris Meeting Rooms, Wimbledon, LondonRead More
Thursday 6 March – Gig for Palestinians in Syria with Katibeh, 5 Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, London Read More
Saturday 8 March – Resistance, Survival and Identity – Palestine on International Women’s Day, St Mary’s Church,, Bramall Lane S2 4QT , SheffieldRead More
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