Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   20 January 2019
Everyday Life in Apartheid Israel.

A talk by Dr. Jenny Tonge.      Thursday 24 January. 7 - 9 pm.

Central Hall, 5a Bank Buildings, Station Road, Hastings TN34 1NG
[Between Cafè Nero and The Body Shop].

Why we had to change the venue: full story here.

All money collected at the meeting will be sent to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).

Dr. Jenny Tonge.

Dr. Tonge worked as a doctor for the NHS for over 30 years before entering the House of Commons as MP for Richmond Park in 1997.

In 2008, she took part in the Gaza Flotilla which broke through the blockade to deliver humanitarian aid. Raised to the peerage as Baroness Tonge of Kew in 2005, Dr. Tonge has been a fearless fighter for Palestinian rights and justice throughout her distinguished career.


Life under apartheid.

More examples which show how Israel has become an apartheid state:

Israel's new 'Apartheid Road' opens, Separating Palestinians and Jewish Settlers (Route 4370, image left).

Segregation in Israeli maternity wards.

Israeli maternity wards, Jewish and Arab segregation Is the default. (From May 2018).

Israeli Knesset rejects bill to 'maintain equal rights amongst all its citizens.'
Knesset approves 200 communities where Arabs are banned.

From the people who should know best: South Africa tells UN: Israel is only apartheid state in the world today.

Mistreatment of Palestinian children.

We've sent in 26 sheets of petition signatures: "We the undersigned, support an end to the mistreatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention and for the rights of Palestinian children to be upheld in accordance with international law." Thanks to everyone who has signed. The online version is here: End the mistreatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention.

First Palestinian child killed by Israeli forces in 2019, 13 year old Abdel-Raouf Ismail Mohammad Salha (Photo, right). was struck in head with tear-gas canister.

Israeli Border Police seize 6-year-old in Hebron, drag him to a checkpoint, and hold him for an hour.

Israel refuses vaccinations into Palestine: No Vaccinations for Palestinian Children.

The case of Mahmoud Kheireddine.

How Israel used a fake 'humanitarian' group inside Gaza; and how a Palestinian, even when he served in the IDF, was still only regarded by Israel as a second class citizen. Palestian Mahmoud Kheireddine was killed serving as an IDF commando in Gaza. While Housing Minister Yoav Galant was attending the mourning tent, Kheireddine's father denounced him: "My son gave you his life, but you were too miserly to give him a building permit!" Israeli Commando Operation Exploited Gaza Humanitarian Relief NGO as Front.

News from the occupation:

The young Israelis imprisoned for refusing to serve in the IDF.

Israel to seize 34 acres of land in Ramallah for settlement.

Israel demolishes statue of Palestinian novelist Ghassan Kanafani.

"Price Tag", Settlers continue to wreak havoc in Palestinian communities, shielded by military and police.

Dozens of Palestinian olive trees destroyed by Israel's settler gangs.

Seven decades after Resolution 194, why haven't Palestinian refugees returned home?

Dramatic Rise In Number Of Idf Soldiers Reporting Sexual Assault.

Christians no longer welcome in Israel, says Palestinian group.

Israel spraying herbicides inside Gaza violates international law.

Who gets to vote in Israel's version of democracy in 2019.

Palestine in Pictures: December 2018.

Israeli army razes home of prominent Palestinian activist.

Meet the Israeli and Palestinian teenage girls risking jail time to be friends - and to march for peace in the region.

Israeli Colonialist Settlers Invade The Area Surrounding St. Saba Monastery In Bethlehem.

Other news:

Dutch ministry calls on Jews around world to criticize Israeli occupation.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute under fire for rescinding Angela Davis honour.

USACBI condemns British Labour Party's adoption of IHRA's "antisemitism definition."

Americans Are Increasingly Critical of Israel.

Palestinians denounce Hollywood stars' $60m for Israeli army 'terror.'

YouGov polls show anti-Semitism in Labour has actually reduced dramatically since Jeremy Corbyn became leader. (March 2018).

Scotland may be dropping the IHRA definition of anti-semitism.

Pro-Israel lawyer sanctioned for smears against Scottish PSC member.

BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) news

18 Highlights of BDS Impact in 2018.

Strategic Affairs Ministry To Form Anti-Bds Legal Network.


Saturday information stalls - in Hastings and Rye.

We've run weekly information stalls in Hastings Town Centre opposite Lloyds Bank every Saturday 12.00 'til 14.00 (2 pm) since 2014.

From January - March, we'll decide on the Friday whether to go ahead or not depending on the weather forecast - 'phone number to ring to find out: 07854 486794. Back to normal in the Spring.

We run fortnightly stalls on the cobbles at the top of Conduit Hill, where it meets the High Street. 11 - 1 pm. For anyone in the Rye area who wants to help out, please contact us.

Please come along to either (or both!) of our stalls to say hello and support us: any amount of time is appreciated.

Hastings PSC Membership.
We welcome new members! Becoming a member of Hastings PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We haven't an online system as yet, but please fill in our membership form and hand it in at one of our information stalls or meetings. Download form here. We also encourage local people to join the national PSC.

Recent Hastings PSC newsletters:

11 January 2019
12 December 2018
26 November 2018

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