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Public Meeting with Iyad Burnat: Practising Nonviolence in a Violent World

Iyad BurnatEdinburgh Action for Palestine is delighted to welcome Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat to Edinburgh.

When: Thursday, 4th May, 7.45 pm

Where: Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL

Background:

Iyad Burnat is a native of Bil’in in the occupied West Bank, and a founder of the Bil’in Popular Committee. This citizen’s group was formed in 2004 to deal with the regular raids by the Israeli forces and sought to slow down the theft of Bil’in’s olive trees and the confiscation of farmland. The village’s fight for survival was documented by Iyad’s brother, Emad Burnat, in the Oscar nominated documentary “5 Broken Cameras”.

Iyad Burnat has been a leading proponent of a non-violent peace protest against the Separation Wall.  Under his skilful eye he has captured the images of occupation and documented the ensuing violence meted out to the protesters, young and old. Iyad was the recipient of the James Lawson Award for Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Conflict 2015. 

This will be his fourth tour of the UK having travelled worldwide previously.  His beautifully written book with stunning photographs “Bil’in and the Nonviolent Resistance” will be available to purchase; it tells the story of the struggle. We are delighted to have him joining us and telling us his story.

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Please sign petition calling for a public inquiry into the actions of the Israeli Embassy

Palestine Solidarity Campaign has launched a petition calling for a public inquiry to determine the extent of improper interference in UK democratic politics by the Israeli Embassy and to demand from the Israeli government that it is brought to an end.

The petition was initiated after revelation that an Israeli embassy official plotted to ‘take down’ Alan Duncan, a critic of Israeli policy and the UK’s Deputy Foreign Minister.  The embassy official’s words raise significant concerns about improper interference in UK domestic politics, echoed by Labour, the SNP and several Conservative MPs.

There have been calls from all major parties and party members for further investigation of the concerns raised by this footage.

Please click here to sign the petition.