Israel’s 60th Birthday


UK Action – Windsor JNF dinner Protest by Dave

Some upcoming events in the UK really worth attending – 

Windsor JNF dinner Protest

MONDAY 7TH APRIL, 6PM ONWARDS
 
‘COME SPOIL ISRAEL’S 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH AT WINDSOR CASTLE’
 
Demonstrate against Israel’s 60th Birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire.  Come with banners and placards and join us at the main entrance to the castle, Henry V111th Gate, Castle Hill, Off High Street, Windsor, Berks.
 
Directions:
M4, Junction 6.  Follow signs for Windsor and Town Centre.
M3, Junction 3.  Follow signs for Windsor.
 
By Rail:
Paddington to Slough (22 mins).  Shuttle train from Slough to Windsor (5 mins) .
Waterloo to Windsor, direct line (50mins).
Train stations and car parking 4 minute walk to Castle entrance which is in the centre of Windsor.
 
Sixty years of ethnic cleansing by Royal Appointment.  The Duke of Edinburgh will be hosting a special banquet for the Jewish National Fund at Windsor Castle on Monday 7th April to celebrate Israel’s Birthday.  Shimon Peres has been invited as guest of honour and both Gordon Brown and David Cameron both JNF patrons will no doubt be on the guest list.  Join us at 6pm on the day to show your disgust at this Royal endorsement of ethnic cleansing.   
 
Organised by Bucks and Berks PSC
For more information please contact the PSC office.

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End the Siege of Gaza!
End Israeli Occupation!

 
Saturday 5th April 4-6pm
Protest opposite No 10 Downing Street
Whitehall, London
 
Situation in Gaza worsens
 
As the humanitarian crisis continues to worsen in Gaza, the statements from Israeli army spokespeople and ministers continue to be issued warning of further military interventions and a full scale invasion of Gaza.
 
International protests are continuing to take place against the siege of Gaza and the increasing horrific death toll. In Israel’s operation that it named ‘Operation Warm Winter’, the Israeli army killed 120 in Gaza between 27 February and 3 March, 60 on one day alone. A quarter of those killed that week were children. The death toll as a result of those delayed or denied access to essential treatment outside Gaza reached 117 by 25 March.
 
Organisations working on the ground including Christian Aid, Save the Children, Amnesty and Oxfam have released a report, called The Gaza Strip — a humanitarian implosion. The report explains that ‘the situation for 1.5 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is worse now than it has ever been since the start of the Israeli military occupation in 1967.’ It says the humanitarian crisis is a ‘direct result of on-going collective punishment of ordinary men, women and children’ which ‘is illegal under international law’. Movement in and out of Gaza is ‘all but impossible’ and the report says supplies of food and water, sewage treatment, and basic healthcare ‘can no longer be taken for granted’. Hospitals cannot generate electricity to keep essential equipment working, and sewage is flowing through streets and into the sea.
 
See the report here.

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National Demonstration for Palestine
 
Saturday 10th May 2008
 
FREE PALESTINE
END THE SIEGE ON GAZA – FOR THE RIGHT OF RETURN – END ISRAELI OCCUPATION
 
Assemble 1pm Temple Underground station/ Victoria Embankment, rally in Trafalgar Square.
 
Organised by: BMI, PSC, PFB. Supported by UNISON, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), Association of Palestinian Community UK , Friends of Al Aqsa UK, War on Want,  Jewish Socialist Group, Pax Christi, Stop the War Coalition, Britain Palestine Twinning Network , Midlands Palestinian Community Association.
 
Please make sure to put this date in your diary right now and start booking transport to London. Contact your local PSC branch for coaches and to find out how you can help.
 
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PSC and Al Zaytouna Dabke group present
ILA HAIFA
by Ghassan Kanafani
Thursday 8th, Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of May 2008
Doors open 7pm – Start 7:30 prompt.
The first adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani’s “Returning to Haifa” fusing music, theatre, contemporary and traditional Palestinian dance, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba (1948 Palestinian catastrophe).
At the Greenwood Theatre, Weston Street, London SE1 3RA
Closest Underground: London Bridge tube and train station.
View a map here: http://tinyurl.com/27833s 
Tickets:  Advance Booking: Adults: £15, conc: £12  // On the door: Adults: £17, Conc: £15
Tickets from the PSC 0207 700 6192 and www.palestinecampaign.org
Or send cheque to PSC Box BM PSA WC1N3XX London.
 
www.alzaytouna.org
 
www.palestinecampaign.org

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