Sunday, November 09, 2014  


Tuesday 11th November, PSC monthly meeting. Discussion of Jerusalem, Al Quds, What is happening there and what can be done about it. Followed by some business including any motions for January’s AGM.

Speakers include: Akram Salhab, Palestinian from Jerusalem, currently studying for a Masters Degree in the Department of Politics and Intenational Relations, University of Oxford and Mahmud Hawari,archaeologist, who is just back from working in Jerusalem.





Oxford Students Palestine Society: BDS: Why We Need a Boycott of Israel

Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30pm

Venue to be announced - Central Oxford



Oxford Brookes University branch invites you to a public meeting:

After Gaza….. what now for Palestine ?

Guest speakers : Karma Nabulsi (Professor of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University and  leading campaigner for an Academic Boycott of Israel) and Sarah Colborne ( Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign), 5.30- 7.00pm Thursday 13th November, Oxford Brookes University room Gibbs 117


Below I have listed two up-coming events that will be supporting St Mary's Harvest Appeal 2014: The Olive Tree Campaign, Keeping Hope Alive in Palestine.

Saturday 15th November, 4pm Iffley Church Hall - film screening of award winning Palestinian documentary, 'The Stones Cry Out' - a documentary about Palestinian Christians, with live Q&A with film maker Yasmine Perni after the film at 5:15pm. Note: after the Q&A there will be an opportunity to discuss the forthcoming February 2015 trip to Palestine with the project. All welcome and refreshments will be made available.


Saturday 6th December, 6pm Iffley Church Hall - Dinner & Dance for Trees. An evening of elegance, great entertainment & fabulous food. An evening of luxury & decadence! Entrance: £14 (one olive tree), Tickets limited, so reserve to avoid disappointment. There will be a live entertainment during dinner, dance demonstrations with an opportunity to join in, silent auction, raffle, Christmas stall and much more! Dress code: elegant, black tie or ethnic.


To reserve, email Mariam at:






Helpers needed
for our PSC stall at the One World Fair, Oxford Town Hall, Saturday 22 November. If you can offer an hour or two between 10 am and 4pm it would be much appreciated. We aim to have two people on the stall at any one time. We also need helpers to transport materials to and from the event (particularly around 4.00 to help us pack up and transport leftover materials). It is always a very enjoyable event. Please reply to this mailing with any help you can offer and an indication of what time you would prefer to cover the stall. Many thanks!





We are now running a regular stall on Cornmarket twice a week:


   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. And :  others will be doing a stand every Wednesday between 12.30- 2.30 pm, please let us know if you can help, especially setting up and clearing, we hope to get as many of you as possible, please pass the word around and drop by after your Wednesday market shopping.
      Here is the National PSC update
       PSC FACTSHEETS can be downloaded and printed off here:
      Faraway, So Close

5 & 6 Dec, 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) Three young friends, three national identities – Israeli, Palestinian, British – reconnect after ten years apart. As they seek refuge from the violence unfolding around them in Jerusalem, the ghosts of the past emerge, forcing them to confront the politics of the present.

Faraway, So Close is a compelling, new physical theatre piece, exploring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Britain’s legacy in the region and what this might mean for British citizens today. At times hard-hitting, at times humorous and playful, it combines physical-theatre, theatre, dance, sound and video projection to immerse the audience in aspects of this complex, contemporary conflict.

Devised and directed by emerging theatre director Amy Hailwood, Faraway, So Close is inspired by travel to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and based on interviews with Israeli, Palestinian and other human rights activists. This performance is the premiere of the piece.

Three post-performance workshops are available on 11th, 12th and 13th December, exploring the themes of Faraway, So Close in an informal educational setting.