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Mon, Feb 26, 6.30-9 PM Where Are We Headed in Israel/Palestine? Jeff Halper, ICAHD


Monday, February 26,  6:30 – 9 PM

Studio at Augustine United Church  (accessible venue)
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

Jeff Halper, Director, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) argues that the Matrix of Control which Israel has laid over the Occupied Territory has effectively eliminated the two-state solution and produced instead a regime of apartheid. Faced with apartheid and the warehousing of the Palestinians, he outlines what appears to be the only just solution remaining: a democratic, bi-national state, which he explores in depth.

Reflections on Justice & Peace in the Holy Land

Awad KeyWednesday, January 24 at 6:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Palestine Awad Key, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh

We will remember the Palestinian children killed or imprisoned by the Israeli military regime. Please bring along photos of children in your own family and/or photos of Palestinian children.

Palestine Film Night – Shireen of al-Walaja & Children in Chains


Thursday, January 25 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Quaker Meeting House  (accessible venue, lift to meeting floor),

Victoria Terrace, (off George IV Bridge, opposite National Library of Scotland), Edinburgh

‘Shireen of al-Walaja’, an intimate portrait of one of the village’s most prominent activists, presented by Daz Chandler (Australian filmmaker) on UK tour . ‘Children in Chains’, portraying Israel’s brutal treatment of school-age Palestinians, presented by Jon Pullman (UK filmmaker).
Screening followed by commentary from Palestinian academic, Dr Majdi, a specialist in child resilience.

Café Palestine: Medicine in Gaza

As usual, our end-of the-month Café Palestine will be at 4pm on Sunday 31 July at the Peace & Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN. DR MAJDY ASSOUR from the Gaza Strip will make a presentation on the interaction between political history and health services in the Gaza Strip – just 2 days before he returns there for field work.

As usual there will be refreshments and an interesting and lively discussion.

You’ll be very welcome.
Café Palestine

Edinburgh welcomes Palestine Youth Orchestra

Elsewhere on this website (link) there’s information about concerts by the Palestine Youth Orchestra in Perth and Glasgow. Yesterday they made a visit to Edinburgh first for a wonderful meal provided by volunteers (including EA4P members) in Stockbridge and then a photo-call at the Scottish Parliament.  They were met by Andy Wightman MSP, a piper, and the Protest in Harmony ban of singers who all did their stuff magnificently.  The Palestinian musicians responded with applause, cheers and smiles, and wanted the words of the ‘Boycott’ song sung by Protest in Harmony.  There was much taking of photographs.  Then they went up the Royal Mile with piper and Palestine flags to Johnstone Terrace to get on their bus back to Glasgow.  IMG_1832