Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Our thoughts are with friends in Gaza. We hope Harry keeps safe – he is doing essential on the spot reporting in Gaza:!/updatefromgaza

• The Israelis have bombed Gaza TV news, the hotel where journalists were staying, and Israel and Facebook are blocking Harry’s livestream and other communication – but he is continuing on twitter Gaza updates on Twitter @harryfear


Upcoming Events: Local

Tuesday 20th November, 5 o clock, Cornmarket Street, Oxford. Rally and demonstration for Gaza.

Sunday 25th November, Phoenix Cinema, Jericho, Oxford 5 Broken Cameras with live panel discussion

Also showing at the Ultimate Picture Palace, Cowley Road, 8.45 0n the 18th November

Palestinian Baazar.

In support of the Palestinian History Tapestry Project.

Saturday 8th December, Friends’ Meeting House, 2-5. : Bazzar – see attached flier from Helen.

Sale of Palestinian Fair Trade produce, food, olive products, books.

Exhibition of Palestinian embroidery..

Tuesday 11th December: 7.30pm

Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford

Screening of Little Town of Bethlehem

Little Town of Bethlehem, a documentary film, follows the story of three men of three different faiths and their lives in Israel and Palestine. The story explores each man’s choice of nonviolent action amidst a culture of overwhelming violence.

The film examines the struggle to promote equality through nonviolent engagement in the midst of incredible violence that has dehumanized all sides

Thursday 20th December: 6-7pm

Cornmarket, Central Oxford (by St Michaels at the Northgate)

Alternative Carols for Palestine

Please join us for this event to sing amended words to familiar carols to raise awareness about the reality of life today in the “Little Town”.

We will also collect for Medical Aid for Palestinians

Oxford Palestine Film Season

16th October-29th November 2012, University of Oxford

A series of lectures, screenings and discussions celebrating the best in contemporary Palestinian filmmaking and scholarship

Twitter: @oxpalfilmseason. Facebook: Oxford Palestine Film Season. Email:

Co-organized by Karim Mattar (University of Oxford), Anna Ball (Nottingham Trent) and Mohamed-Salah Omri (University of Oxford)

All events run from 5-7pm, are free to attend, and will be followed by a drinks reception. No booking required.

Every Saturday 11.30-1.30pm: OXFORD PSC STALL in Cornmarket by St Michael at Northgate church. The OPSC Saturday street stall on Cornmarket Street is one of the main ways we use for raising the issue of Palestine with the public at large. It is an important activity for offering information leaflets to the public, inviting them to join PSC or leave their email for Oxford PSC updates. Generally we are there 11:30 to 13:30. Always a minimum of two people on shift. Please consider volunteering for a shift: it’s an opportunity to meet other PSC members, those wanting information and occasionally those wishing to challenge our views, even volunteering for one shift a year would help. Please email ali at if you're able to help.

Upcoming Events: UK/International

• Join us next Saturday in London - assemble 12 noon Downing Street, marching to the Israeli Embassy

National Demonstration: End Israel's war on Gaza! End the siege now!

November 24 at 12:00pm

Downing street

PSC update

National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine

Wednesday 28th November

2pm-6pm, House of Commons, Parliament, London SW1A 0AA

Come and join us to lobby your MP as part of the National Lobby of Parliament for Palestine. We provide briefing papers and questions for your MP, all you need to do is to come along on the day to meet with your MP and show support for Palestine. No previous experience or knowledge required.

Every year hundreds of MPs are lobbied during the National Lobby Day for Palestine by their constituents, some of whom have visited Palestine and others who are new to the issue but want to make a difference. The day is timed to coincide with the UN 'International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People', so it is vital that we lobby as many MPs as possible.

In the evening we normally hold a post-lobby rally, which we would encourage you to attend, so you get to hear from some of our many British Parliamentarians who are standing up for Palestinian human rights week-in, week-out.

What do I do now?

1. book the day off work or make any arrangements that you need to make so that you can be in London on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th November

2. book your train, bus or other means of transport (whilst fares are still low!)

3. email your MP to simply say that you will be coming to meet them on Wednesday 28th November, from 2-6pm and can they please make sure they keep time free to meet. Find your MP here>>

4. ask your friends to come with you. If they have a different MP, ask them to email their MP too.

If you are part of a local group that supports Palestine please ask them to organise a group to attend the lobby.

For more information please email Sara>>