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Palestine Conference Saturday 14 May in London

Nakba: then and now – Palestine from 1948 to today Day-School Conference – Saturday 14th May 2016 To register: www.palestinecampaign.org/events/day-school-conference/   Join us at London’s Mander Hall for a Day-School Conference on the Nakba: Then and Now. Supported by the NUT. Prof. Nur Masalha, a Palestinian historian currently based at SOAS University of London, will speak about the …

What the Nakba means to me: Kamel Hawwash

Kamel Hawwash is Vice-Chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign. His family originates from Jerusalem. Here, Kamel talks about how the violent dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland in 1948, as Israel was created, impacted on his family and continues to impact to this day.  They say an Englishman’s home is his castle. Imagine …

Press release: Palestinians prepare to mark nearly 70 years of dispossession

Next week, one of the world’s most important historical anniversaries will be commemorated around the world. On 15 May, people will remember the violent dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in 1948. These events, which took place during the creation of the state of Israel, are known to Palestinians as ‘the catastrophe’ or, in Arabic, …

Letter to the Guardian: A Palestinian view on the antisemitism row

Our Vice-Chair Professor Kamel Hawwash wrote the following as a letter to the Guardian –  you can also read it on the Guardian website. Jonathan Freedland (My plea to the left, 30 April) asks us to imagine if a country far away was created for black people and asks if the left would treat it …

Nakba Week of Action

Palestine Solidarity Campaign has launched a series of events and actions to mark the 68th anniversary of the Palestinians’ loss of their land when the state of Israel was created in 1948. The loss, known by Palestinians as the Nakba or ‘catastrophe’, was a violent dispossession and removal of the native Palestinian population from their towns and …

Help end ethnic cleansing

Join us for Nakba Week Please join us for Nakba Week of Action, a series of events and actions commemorating the Nakba (‘Catastrophe’ in English) the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. During the creation of the state of Israel, around 750,000 (90%) Palestinians were driven out of their homes and never allowed to return. Whilst the rights to campaign for …

In Opinion

Article by Ben White: The Nakba – from 1948 to today

The Nakba –  From 1948 to Today – is an article specially commissioned by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, written by author Ben White. What is the Nakba? The Nakba (Arabic for ‘catastrophe’) refers to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and destruction of Palestinian communities that took place with the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. …