Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   13 December 2022
Film show: Postponed

Wednesday's screening of the film 'Boycott' is postponed due to adverse weather conditions. We plan to re-arrange a screening of the film in the new year.

Next Hastings Friends of Al-Mawasi meeting
Saturday 17 December 11.00

Members of Hastings Friends of Al-Mawasi will be meeting at 11am on Saturday the 17th of December in Jempsons Cafe in central Hastings, to discuss our plans for the new year, including our English language lessons with people in Al-Mawasi and future fundraising events.

If you would like to come along to the meeting or find out more please contact Grace on hastingsalmawasi@gmail.com or 07834828292.

Information stalls

The next information stalls will be on Saturday 17 December, Saturday 24 December and Saturday 7 January. Our stalls are 12.00 noon until 2 pm (weather permitting) in the town centre near Millets. Please pay us a visit. We're always happy to have members and supporters come to visit or stay and help. We have keffiyehs from Hirbawi in Hebron, a range of T-shirts and Palestinian flag umbrellas.

Barclays - Don't Bank On Apartheid

Thanks to everyone who came to visit and take part in the picket. It was very well-supported, very noisy and very crowded outside - and - inside Barclays. We were there, along with the local Extinction Rebellion, CAAT - and the local police!

Barclays has £1.3 billion invested in armaments companies that supply the Israeli military, and it has given these companies £4 billion in loans. These investments include Elbit, the Israeli manufacurer of killer drones.

Netflix's "Farha" is a mild depiction of the Nakba

Jonathan Ofir shows that even some of the most harrowing scenes in the film are not an exaggeration of the behaviour of the fledgling Israeli army during the Nakba (the Catastrophe). Article here.

Love Under Occupation

Under new Israeli restrictions on foreign entry into the West Bank, foreigners romantically involved with Palestinians must declare their relationship to the occupying Israeli government. Please watch the video made by Mondoweiss and the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Article here.

Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit loses £280 million UK contracts

Elbit has lost the £160 million contract to deliver training for the UK Dreadnought-class submarine crew. There are ongoing negotiations for the UK to end its £123 million Project Selborne navy training contract. Andrew Feinstein, ex ANC South African MP now resident in the UK, is quoted as saying: "I strongly suspect that they have lost these contracts as a consequence of the Direct Action group Palestine Action having so successfully revealed the brutal reality of Elbit's gross human rights abuses..." Article here.

Elbit's contract losses prove that economic sabotage works Article by Huda Ammori of Palestine Action: "The power of direct action."

How Palestine became a 'forbidden word' in German high schools

The pervasive affect of Israeli and pro-Israel propaganda in German schools and colleges. How Palestinians are experiencing discrimination and censorship in German classrooms. Article here.

More news:

Israeli man shot dead by Israeli soldier after being 'mistaken for a Palestinian': Article here.

New video footage contradicts Israeli claim on civilian killing: Article here.

German presenter fired for joining protest in occupied West Bank: Article here.

Israeli Army Bars Hundreds From Entering Hebron for Human Rights Tour: Article here.

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.

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2 December 2022
25 November 2022
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