Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Newsletter   24 January 2023
Talk and Film Show: 'Boycott'
Wednesday 25 January 7pm   The Pig, 37 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JP
Free Entry.

A chance to find out about BDS/Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions with our speaker Zeyn Mohammed, coordinator of the UK 'Right to Boycott' campaign.

Boycotts have been a powerful tactic of solidarity in many campaigns but there are attempts to undermine and even outlaw the boycott of Israel. The film 'Boycott' shows the fight against US legislators' attempt to penalize individuals and companies that support BDS. There are clearly parallels with the UK in light of the government's anti-BDS legislation, and other plans to limit the right to protest.

Come along and find out why the global boycott movement is so important to the fight for Palestinians rights.

Article in the Hastings Online Times:
Exclusive screening of real-life thriller 'Boycott.' This is our Facebook event page. Please share widely.

Two of the cases featured are of Mik Jordahl and Bahia Amawi (below).


Information stalls

Our stalls are every Saturday 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. Apart from a range of leaflets, pamphlets and stickers, we have keffiyehs from Hirbawi in Hebron, a range of T-shirts and Palestinian flag umbrellas.

Israeli company capable of hacking into security cameras, monitoring their live feeds, and altering them

Scary stuff - Israeli company Toka has mastered the technology capable of locating security cameras or webcams, hacking into them, monitoring their live feeds, and altering them without a trace. Article (Haaretz) here.

A father of eight children was killed by Israeli soldiers when he tried to help his son

Israeli soldiers dragged a Palestinian child, Ramzi Aslan, from his home; beating him up in front of his mother. When the father, Samir Aslan, came out to defend his son, the soldiers shot him dead. Then the child was arrested later that night. Article here.

Photo: Samir Aslan's son watching his father's funeral in Qalandia refugee camp. (WAFA).

Israel was never a democracy, so why is the West lamenting the end of a 'liberal' state?

Dr Ramzy Baroud shows that the extremist Israeli government that has been sworn in is the most rational outcome of the West's blind support for Israel over many years. 'In truth, Israel has not changed much since 1948, either in its own self-definition or in its treatment of Palestinians.' Article here.

History of the IHRA definition

David Cronin explains how the EU distorts the history of how it helped weaponize anti-Semitism. Article here.

More news:

Give up your right to live in the West Bank, or never see your children in Gaza again: Article here.

Sally Azar becomes first Palestinian woman pastor ordained in Jerusalem: Article here.

Elbit to supply British Army with Magni-X drones: Article here.

Without Decolonisation, Liberation Has No Future In Palestine: Article here.

Stealing Gaza's power: Article here.

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