Sunday, September 18, 2016

The 2016 Oxfam One World Fair will be held in the town hall on 19 November. This is always an important event for Oxford PSC.

As always we need a team of volunteers to help with the stall. If you can offer an hour or two between 10.00 and 4.00 on the day please let me know. Also if you can help with delivery to the town hall at 9.00 and collection at 4.00 that would be very helpful.

Please get back to Oxford PSC if you can help and let us know if you can offer one hour or two and if you have a preferred timeslot.


Come and hear Sahar Vardi, Israeli conscientious objector and peace activist, talk on Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW

Based in Jerusalem, Sahar coordinates the Israel programme for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), focusing on countering the militarisation of Israeli society. Sahar started protesting against Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people at a very young age, joining her father doing agricultural work with Palestinian villagers, mainly planting trees. She was conscripted to the Israeli Defence Forces at age 18 but publicly refused to serve and spent several months in military prison for conscientious objection in 2008. 

Since then, Sahar has been active with several Israeli peace and human rights groups . Today much of her activism is in Jerusalem in Palestinian-led struggles against house demolitions, child arrest and acts of discrimination against East Jerusalem Palestinian residents.

Sahar Vardi has been invited to the UK by the Amos Trust 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are now continuing to run a regular stall on Cornmarket every 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.
Dr Ramzy Has asked me to publicise a meeting on Thursday 22nd September at 5.30 p m , at the Multifaith Chaplaincy room 20 at Oxford Brookes University,. It is a dialogue on Jewish-Muslim relations to be addressed  by Rebecca Abrahamson  who lives and works in Israel, and is married to an orthodox rabbi.