Sunday, March 23, 2014

April events




Upcoming Events: Local

All lectures will take place at 7pm.

Friday 21 Feb
‘Palestinian Refugees in the Context of the Syrian Revolution’
Speaker: Sami Adwan
Balliol College, Lecture Theatre 23

Monday 24 Feb
‘Palestine is still the Issue’
Speaker: Prof. Ilan Pappé, Exeter University
Chair: Prof. Avi Shlaim, Oxford University
Wadham College, Old Refectory

Tuesday 25 Feb
'Queer under Apartheid and the Palestinian Struggle for Liberation'
Speaker: Haneen Maikey, Founding Director of Al Qaws
Balliol College, Lecture Theatre 23

Wednesday 26 Feb
‘Palestine and the Meaning of Solidarity’
Speaker: Dr Abdel Razzaq Takriti, Sheffield University
Wadham College, Old Refectory

Thursday 27 Feb
‘Zionism and the British Left’
Speaker: Dr. Paul Kelemen - Manchester University
Chair: Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh, Fellow of the British Academy, Balliol College
Balliol College, Lecture Theatre 23


The BDS movement calls for a sustained campaign of global pressure until Israel meets its obligations under international law: full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, an end to the occupation and colonization of all Arab lands – including the Golan Heights, the Occupied West Bank with East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip – and dismantling the Wall, and the protection of Palestinianrefugees’ right to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in U.N. resolution 194.

For more information, please visit:

8 April: Mahmoud Hawari, archaeologist, will speak about Jerusalem.7.30pm Oxford Town Hall, all welcome.

Mahmoud, leading archaeologist of Jerusalem, and of all Palestine and the Middle East, author of several books, has taught in Oxford and Palestinian Universities, and has been a leading member of Palestine Solidarity in many places including Oxford. Archaeology in Israel and Palestine is very entwined with politics.




Boycott actions:


On the first Saturdays of following weeks we shall be leafleting local stores stocking Sodastream, and other Sainsburys branches. The Argos store off Botley Road and Robert Dyas hardware store on the Clarendon Centre both stock Sodastream products. If you shop at either of these stores, at Sainsburys, or indeed at Tescos and are offended at settlement goods being on sale, write to the manager (politely and reasonably).



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



Campaigning for Palestine: a trade union conference A Palestine Solidarity Campaign conference for delegates from trade unions, sponsored by the TUC Saturday 5 April 2014 - See more at:  



Please contact me if you have information about Israeli produce especially settlement produce, in local shops, and if you would like to participate in leafleting the stores on March 1st.