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Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   17 September 2021
  In this newsletter we have...
  • Boycott Puma Day of Action this Saturday.
  • The Ragged Trousered Troubadours this Sunday.
  • Film: the Mayor next Thursday.
  • Resisting the IHRA Definition Webinar.
  • Gilboa Prison Breakout,
  • 39 years since the Sabra and Shatila massacres

    Boycott Puma Day of Action Saturday 18 September 12pm - 2pm

    Outside Sports Direct, 1-7 Wellington Place Hastings TN34 1NR
    Puma continues to sponsor the Israel Football Association (IFA) which operates in illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land. While companies such as Ben & Jerry's have ended their involvement in illegal settlements, it's time for Puma to do the right thing and end support for Israeli apartheid.

    In July there were over 50 actions in towns and cities throughout the UK. It was great to see Clapton CFC come out in support (image left). Article here.

    Join us in the town centre this Saturday to show support for the campaign to get Puma to end its complicity in Israeli's apartheid policies: Facebook event page.

    The Ragged Trousered Troubadours

    Sunday 19 September 3-7pm. The Conquerors March, Stonestile Lane, Hastings TN34 2RA
    Please visit our stall and say hello.
    "The Ragged Trousered Troubadours hits Hastings in an afternoon of music, comedy, spoken word and solidarity." Food and drink are available all day. Facebook event page.

    Film: the Mayor

    Thursday, 23 September 11.00am and 8.00pm The Electric Palace, 39A High Street Hastings TN34 3ER
    Documentary film about the Mayor of Ramallah Musa Hadid trying to run a city under occupation. The film has won a host of awards and rave reviews from the critics. We'll have a stall at both performances.

    "Rich with detailed observation and a surprising amount of humour, the film offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don't have a country?"
    The Electric Palace website.

    Resisting the IHRA Definition Webinar

    Wednesday 22 September at 6 pm
    The IHRA 'definition of anti-semitism' is being used to undermine our ability to hold Israel accountable for its policies of ethnic cleansing against Palestinians. Facebook event page.

    Information stalls

    Our weekly information stalls will resume Saturday 25 September 12 to 2 in Hastings town centre near Millets (weather permitting).

    Sanctuary Festival 2021

    Thanks to the organisers and volunteers for putting on such a lively event. We had a very busy stall at the festival - thanks to everyone who came to say hello.


    Why Israel's Gilboa Prison Break has Palestinians Celebrating

    The latest is that 2 of the prisoners are still free. Of the 4 that Israel has re-captured, Zakaria Zubeidi, co-founder of the Freedom Theatre in the Jenin refugee camp, is in intensive care after being severely beaten by Israeli police.

    Article by Miko Peled explaining why, on hearing of the breakout, Palestinians took to the street in triumph: Why Israel's Gilboa Prison Break has Palestinians Celebrating.

    Article by Amjad Iraqi explaining how Israel has imprisoned an estimated one in five Palestinians since 1967. And the background to Zakaria Zubeidi's struggle: "To the benefactors of apartheid, a Palestinian promoting art is as much a threat as a Palestinian wielding a gun." The many prisons of Palestinian life.

    39 years since the Sabra and Shatila massacres

    Donald Wagner gives the background to the massacres: Was Sabra and Shatila a genocide?

    Black Hebrews ordered to leave Israel within two weeks

    When we state that 'Israel is a racist endeavour,' we usually refer to Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. In this case, it is 'black hebrews' that are on the receiving end of this racism. In April Haaretz reported on the story of Yahhlitahl Hercules, 22, who with her eight children who live in Israel have been told to leave: "I was born and raised here, I went to school here, I don't know any other place. My home is here, so why do I have to leave?" 'Print page' due to Haaretz paywall: Black Hebrews ordered to leave Israel.

    Palestinian Teacher Shortlisted for World's Best Teacher Award

    From over 8,000 nominations Nesreen Qutainah, a science and maths teacher at Dora Primary School for Girls in the occupied West Bank city of Al-Khalil (Hebron), has been shortlisted for this year's World's Best Teacher Awar

    Nesreen says she follows two guiding principles as a teacher: "I try to enlighten a mind, for you will then revive a person," and "no to stereotypes, yes to creativity." Palestinian Teacher Shortlisted.

    In 2016 the winner of the award was Palestinian Hanan al-Hroub. Hanan grew up in the Dheisheh refugee camp near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. We mentioned Hanan's award at the time: April 2016 newsletter.

    Hastings and Rye PSC online membership and donations

    Becoming a member of Hastings and Rye PSC is an important way of supporting our work.The annual subscription is £10 waged, £5 unwaged. We now have an online membership payment form. It can also be used to renew membership. The work of Hastings & Rye Palestine Solidarity could not continue without the generous donations from members of the public. If you would like to support our work without becoming a member please visit our shop page here and see the right hand column: Donate to Hastings & Rye PSC.

    Recent Hastings and Rye PSC newsletters:

    11 September 2021
    29 August 2021
    9 August 2021

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