Sunday, December 01, 2013

December events

December events


The Palestinian History Tapestry Christmas Bazaar

Diary date please... Saturday December 7th at the Friends Meeting House 43 St Giles Oxford, between 2pm and 5pm we will be holding our Christmas Bazaar.   We will be selling beautiful embroidery from Gaza and from many other parts of Palestine to suit all tastes and pockets. The faithful olive tree has provided us with, edible produce through Zaytoun, and olive wood artifacts through Palcraft Hadeel. Last year was a great success and we met up with many of our friends and supporters.  Please come and see the Palestinian History Tapestry panels and spacers and hear about the work in progress in Gaza and the Galilee.  

We look forward to seeing you.   Don't miss it


Tuesday December 10th: 7.30pm. The Stones Cry Out: The Story of the Palestinian Christians.  A film by Yasmine Perni, followed by Q&A with the Director.

Council Chamber, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford  

Christianity was born in Palestine two thousand years ago.  From there it spread throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world.  Yet many are unaware Christians still live in the land.For more than 60 years, the Palestinians, Christians and Muslims, have suffered displacement, expulsion, wars, occupation and oppression.

The voices of Palestinian Christians have all too often been drowned out in the turmoil of events.

This is their story, in their voices, from the Nakba of 1948 until today.

Please join us for this event that is jointly organised with Friends of Sabeel, UK


Saturday December 14th 11.15 (for 11.30) – 12.30.  Women in Black Silent Vigil for Palestine.

Bonn Square, Queen Street, Central Oxford.


In the run up to Christmas, Women in Black hope to remind the public of the still desperate situation faced by Palestinians in the "little town" of Bethlehem and throughout Palestine.  Please join us for this silent vigil and wear black. Men as always are very welcome to support us by handing out leaflets and talking to the public.


Thursday December 19th: 5.50pm for 6-7pm. Alternative Carols for Palestine.

Outside St Michael’s Northgate, Cornmarket, Central Oxford


Awareness raising of situation in Bethlehem/Palestine where Jesus was born 2013 years ago, and fundraising for Medical Aid for Palestinians.
Others usually join in as we have the words written up large for all to see!

Drinks and mince pies after.



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 activ

ity 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.


If you are not already a member of PSC join us now!


Upcoming Events: UK/International



Other Items:


Palestine Solidarity Campaign 2013 Christmas Cards

They are £3 for a pack of 5 and £12 for a set of 25.

Call 0207 700 6192 to order over the phone or fill in and return the website order form.



Palestinians walk on the side of a street flooded with waste water in Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. A Palestinian official said sewage from a treatment plant overflowed onto streets in the Gaza Strip because of a shortage of electricity needed to process the waste. Photo by Adel Hana / AP

UNRWA: Gaza is quickly becoming uninhabitable

By  Palestine Information Centre/Occupied Palestine
November 20, 2013

AMMAN – Outgoing commissioner general of UNRWA Filippo Grandi warned on Tuesday that the impoverished Gaza Strip is getting quickly unsuitable for human life as a result of the blockade, expecting further military escalation between Gaza and Israel.

Grandi made his warning before the advisory commission of major donors and governments hosting the Palestinian refugees during a meeting held yesterday in the Jordanian capital Amman.

“Gaza is quickly becoming uninhabitable, and further conflict is bound, as before, to affect civilians in Gaza and southern Israel, unless its causes are addressed,” the UN official said.

He called on the international community not to forget Gaza and to address the human dimension.









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