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Discussion with Palestinian Ambassador to the UK
14 January 2021
10am PT, 1pm ET (US, Canada) / 6pm UTC / 8pm Palestine
Hexham and Newcastle Labour Friends of Palestine,
Newcastle Palestine Solidarity Campaign
You are invited to a discussion between Dr Husam Zomlot, the Palestinian Ambassador to the UK and Louise Haigh, MP, Vice-chair of Labour Friends of Palestine (& Middle East)
Introduced by Ann Schofield, Newcastle City Councillor and Chair, Newcastle Labour Friends of Palestine
Discussion followed by Q&A
Join the Zoom session here
Next Generation’s Perspectives on the Occupation
Film and Discussion • 17 January 2021
12noon PT, 3pm ET (US, Canada) / 8pm UTC / 10pm Palestine
Voices from the Holy Land and Bright Stars of Bethlehem
This month’s Online Film Salon features three short films produced by recent students of Dar al Kalima University’s College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. The student film directors and the head of Dar al Kalima’s Film Program will participate from Bethlehem. Suhad Babaa, Executive Director of Just Vision and Executive Producer of “Naila and the Uprising”, will moderate the audience Q&A discussion.
Our co-sponsor for January 2021 is Bright Stars of Bethlehem, the US-based organization supporting Dar al Kalima University.
Registrants will be able to watch these short films at their own convenience and then join us for the Q&A discussion on January 17th.
Watch the Trailer: tinyurl.com/trailerDKstudents
Interview with Mark Braverman
From Bonhoeffer to the Kairos Palestine Call: Summoning the Church to Resistance
Webinar • 18 January 2021
11am PT, 2pm ET (US, Canada) / 7pm UTC / 9pm Palestine
Mark Braverman is Executive Director of Kairos USA, and one of the American leaders of the Global Kairos for Justice Coalition. He is a Jewish American with family roots in the Holy Land and has been closely involved in the growth of the international church movement for a just and lasting peace for Israelis and Palestinians. Mark is the author of Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land and A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, healing, and the struggle for peace in Israel and Palestine. His writings, blog, and sermons
can be found at: markbraverman.org
Join the Zoom session here
Visit Palestine: An Immersive Journey
Virtual Tour • 18 January 2021
10:30 PT, 1:30 ET (US, Canada) / 6:30pm UTC / 8:30
Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and
the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD)
Want to travel on an immersive virtual reality journey while social distancing at
home? Join the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD) on a three-day immersive VR travel journey to explore Palestine through locally guided tours with exclusive footage. The events will provide you with a rare chance to fully immerse yourself in the Palestinian experience by connecting with a range of experts, activists and people on the ground.
January 18th: Honing in on the coastal cities of Gaza and Jaffa, looking at and contrasting the respective lived experiences of Palestinians there.
Engaging the 117th Congress and the Biden Administration
Webinar • 19 January 2021
5pm PT, 8pm ET (US, Canada)
Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCIP) and American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Please join the #nowaytotreatachild campaign for our first webinar of the year! We will share updates, opportunities, and plans for engaging the 17th Congress and the incoming Biden administration to end Israeli military detention of Palestinian children.
The new year presents new opportunities to advocate for Palestinian children who endured grave violations of their rights at the hands of Israeli forces throughout 2020. You can read Defense for Children International – Palestine’s year-in-review to prepare for this webinar and learn what we’re up against.
Resisting Lawfare on Campus
Webinar • 20 January 2021
10am PT, 1pm ET (US, Canada) / 6pm GMT / 8pm Palestine
Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and
European Legal Support Center
In the face of growing student support for Palestinian rights on campus, Israel and its allies are using a myriad of tactics to suppress support for Palestinian human rights, including support for the the Palestinian-led movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions until Israel complies with international law.
This includes lawfare; using threats of litigation and semi-legal arguments to attempt to prevent and restrict pro-Palestine events on campus. Crude lawfare tactics mean pro- Palestine events can be subject to a host of restrictions, including the imposition of ‘neutral’ chairs, and the condition that an opposing view must be heard.
Moreover, the statutory duties in the government’s Prevent agenda, and the pressure being exerted on universities to adopt the full IHRA definition of antisemitism, with examples and without caveats, can contribute to a stifling of voices speaking up for Palestinian rights on campus.
While most pro-Palestine events on campus go off without a hitch, it’s vital we’re prepared, and informed of our legal rights to campaign in solidarity with Palestine.
Join this webinar with legal experts to hear what to do if your event faces unfair, and potentially illegal, restrictions in the run up to Israel Apartheid Week 2021. Find out about the support that will be available to you to ensure IAW 2021 is the biggest and most successful ever.
Dima Khalidi, Director, Palestine Legal
Giovanni Fassina, Programme Director, European Legal Support Center
Lewis Backon, Campaigns Office, Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Christ at the Checkpoint 2021: Hope and Resilience in a Broken World
Conference • 10-14 June 2021
See website for schedule: https://christatthecheckpoint.bethbc.edu
Location: Bethlehem, Palestine
Join is in the year 2021 in Bethlehem for the sixth international Christ at the Checkpoint conference. The theme will be Hope and Resilience in a Broken World. Join us as what we consider what it means to follow Christ in the shadow of walls and conflict, and how to be resilient in our Christian witness, keep hope alive, seek just peace and truth, and preach good news in the midst of a broken world.
We are a community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. Which means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.
Learn more and Register: https://christatthecheckpoint.bethbc.edu