Category Archives: Past events

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.


Reflections on Justice & Peace In the Holy Land

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Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December,  6.15pm,  for 15 minutes. 

Silent Reflections by candlelight

Gathering at the Palestine Awad Key

St Mary’s Cathedral,

Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW


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Thu 2/11/2017 Citizen’s Apology for the Balfour Declaration 

Citizen’s Apology outside the Scottish Parliament – Thursday 2 November at 11am

2 Nov is exactly 100 years since Balfour sent his letter to Lord Rothschild.

Hopefully, 100+ people will be present, everyone with a placard they have made themselves with individual wording of apology for Britain’s role.

11.00: Group from Palestine to lead community singing until 11.30.

11.30:Address by Sandra White MSP (Chair of Scottish Parliamentary Cross Party Group on Israel/Palestine) and 2 other MSPs. Followed by Khaled Khahil, Issam Hijjawi and Hala who will speak for Palestinian women.

There will be a minute’s silence during which we hope all placards will be lowered. The silence will be broken by a lament played by bagpipe. After that, placards will be raised.

Network of Palestinian Photographers will be presenting its documentary exhibition – The legacy of Balfour – as part of the People’s Apology event to mark the centenary of the infamous Balfour Declaration. 

Palestine Jazz in Edinburgh

Palestine Jazz in Edinburgh, hosted by NiNi Productions

When?  Saturday, 29th July, 7.30 pm to 10 pm

Where? St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW

What? The freshest Palestinian sounds come to Edinburgh. Following her inspiring appearances in Glasgow and Perth last year, Nai Barghouti comes to Edinburgh joined by some of the best young musicians in Palestine. In a unique double bill, Paris jazz band Mohamed & Friends complete their first UK tour fronted by Palestinian clarinet and composer Mohamed Najem. In an age of barriers these musicians preach unity and inspiration at its finest.

Tickets: £11.14, click here to book (or by at the door unless sold out)