Sunday, February 08, 2015


      PSC updates:  The Big Push for Palestine!
                                                                              Upcoming Events:
      All welcome
      Note that the date for the hustings meeting is now 23rd April
      And that the social media skills meeting has been postponed. Oxford PSC will organise a more formal 'Activist social media skills' workshop at a later date. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
      Activist social media skills  POSTPONED
      An informal session exploring how we can use social media to grow and maximise the impact of our campaigns. Venue has Wi-Fi.  Bring your own device (laptop, ipad or smartphone)
      7.30pm, Tuesday 10 February  POSTPONED
      Far From the Madding Crowd, Friars Entry (off Magdalen street)
      Celebrating Palestinian women
      To mark International Womens Festival Jan Chalmers will speak about the Palestinian Tapestry Project.
      7.30pm Tuesday 10 March
      Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford
      International issues and the general election
      Parliamentary candidates are being invited to come along to a meeting jointly organised by Oxford PSC and other international and peace campaign organisations. Details to be confirmed.
      7.30pm Tuesday 23rd April
      Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford
      Oxford PSC Annual General Meeting
      AGM where we will have a guest speaker (to be confirmed), review our activities, plan ahead and elect our team of officers.
      7.30pm Tuesday 12 May
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford


Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College
Fri, February 6, 17:00 – 19:00
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
EU Middle East Policy Framework
Dr Christian Berger (Director for North Africa, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, Iran and Iraq, European External Action Service, Brussels)
Fri, February 13, 17:00 – 19:00
Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
How European Governments subcontract policy on Israel/Palestine to parliamentarians, civil society and businesses
Dr Phyllis Starkey (Former MP, and St Antony’s College)

Fri, February 20, 17:00 – 19:00
Nissan lecture Theatre, St Antony's
Israel-Palestine: Can Europe Save the Two-States Idea
Dr Alon Liel (Former Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tel Aviv University)




Robert Wistrich – Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Old Fears… New Threats? Mon 16 Feb at 20:00

Mehdi Hasan challenges leading Jewish scholar Robert S. Wistrich over why he thinks criticism of Israeli policies in the Middle East is a modern manifestation of historical anti-Jewish hatred.  Is anti-Zionism the new face of anti-Semitism?  Are boycotts of Israel driven by prejudice or principle?  Is criticism of the Palestinians and the Muslim world Islamophobic? And should we take Islamophobia more seriously?

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