Our monthly Cafe Palestine will welcome guest speaker Nick Evans, a Town Planner and Geographer, who visited the occupied West Bank earlier this year and will speak about his impressions from the perspective of a Planner. As usual, there will be tea and coffee, cakes and plenty of time for discussing how best to support Palestinians and their struggles for justice and self-determination.
Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN
On 18th November, Edinburgh Students for Justice for Palestine are hosting a Night of Palestinian Culture at Teviot Underground at the main university campus:
“For just £5 you can join us for a night of falafel, homemade food, music, henna, traditional custom-made goods for sale and more, ALL THIS with a contribution to Medical Aid for Palestine.
The schedule for the night will be up shortly and tickets will be sold starting from next week!
Don’t forget to buy £1 raffle tickets for the chance to win wonderful prizes from Maqbools, Word Power Books, Jordan Valley and More”.
See https://www.facebook.com/events/658894537612165/ for more details.
On Sunday, 30th October, Edinburgh Action for Palestine held a commemoration of the massacre of over 100 inhabitants of the Palestinian village of al-Dawayima on 29th October 1948. It was held meet by a memorial plaque for al-Dawayima which was laid by the the Lord Provost in 1998 on Melville Drive.
Earlier this year, a letter by one of the Israeli soldiers who had taken part in that massacre was published in full. It stated: “There was no battle and no resistance (and no Egyptians). The first conquerors killed from eighty to a hundred Arabs [including] women and children. The children were killed by smashing of their skulls with sticks. Is it possible to shout about Deir Yassin and be silent about something much worse?” See here for a Mondoweiss article with more details.
Edinburgh Action for Palestine will be holding its regular Cafe Palestine on the last Sunday of September, from 4-6pm, at the Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JN.
We will be showing the film “Arna’s Children”, produced in 2004. The film is set in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. It focuses on a theatre group for children in Jenin, set up by Arna Mer Khamis to help the children express everyday frustrations, anger, bitterness and fear. The film then returns to Jenin after the Israeli’s massacre of 50 Palestinians there in 2002. Click here to read a review of the film. There will be time for discussion and for refreshments, too.