First boycott action at Sainsbury’s supermarket by newly formed London Palestine Action (LPA) network

First boycott action at Sainsbury’s supermarket by newly formed London Palestine Action (LPA) network Palestine solidarity campaigners targeted a branch of Sainsbury’s in Islington, north London, on Saturday 26th October, calling for the boycott of companies whose goods are made in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. More than 30 activists from the … Continue reading

Take creative action against Israeli apartheid – New Group, Open Meeting

Get together to create a new London Palestine solidarity group – Open meeting Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 19:00 – 21:00 The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, off Brick Lane, E1 5LJ Want to take creative action against Israeli apartheid? Trying to get involved in effective and participatory Palestine solidarity work? If that sounds like … Continue reading

Open Shuhada Street Global Actions Mapped

Some of us at Palestine Place have been hard at work mapping the global actions that took place last month in solidarity with Shuhada Street in Hebron, known as ‘Apartheid Street’ because it has been completely closed to Palestinians since 2000. This happened in bizarre connection to the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre, and despite … Continue reading

Video: Ilan Pappe talk now online

Video: Ilan Pappe talk now online

Click on the picture above to watch the video.
Total time – Talk: 30 min, Q&A: 1 hour
Renowned Israeli historian gives a talk at London’s Palestine Place on the current situation, starting with the pros and cons of the disappearance of “liberal” Zionism and the new political terrain. A Q&A session follows.
Recorded on the 8th of June, 2012
Audio version available here:

Main website: —– Space vacated, but we’ll be back

Please use for future updates! A brief debrief: Sadly our two weeks have come to an end and Palestine Place is no longer a physical space. But the network we’ve formed is still going. So watch this space. We have had two weeks of thoughtful discussion, sharing of skills, food, music, poetry, tea, ideas, … Continue reading

Video: Mahmoud Sarsak Vigil

  Activists from Palestine Place held a vigil for Mahmoud Sarsak, on his 86th day of hunger strike, at the Israeli embassy in London. Sarsak, a Palestinian from Gaza, is refusing food in protest of his “administrative detention” (being held without charge or trial in an Israeli prison).

Palestine Place successful in court today – staying as planned

Today Palestine Place was represented in Central London County Court in heroic fashion by Jim Saxon, in what he described as ‘singularly the weirdest squat defence case I’ve ever run’. We successfully prevented an interim possession order from being issued against our space at 24 Grays Inn Road. This would have made it criminal to … Continue reading

Update – events this evening

The list of this evening’s events:   All day Everyday… Exhibition of paintings by Artists in Gaza/Islington Friends of Yibna Exhibition of photographs by youth from Aida Refugee Camp/Lajee Center “I Am Palestine” – Image & Sound Installation   Friday 15 June 6pm Implications of the Syrian uprising for Palestine Discussion facilitated by Rif 7pm … Continue reading

[PRESS RELEASE] Demonstration at the Israeli Embassy, More Action to Come

Tonight activists from a variety of groups, including people involved in the Palestine Place project at 24 Grays Inn Road (a social centre set up in solidarity with the Palestian people) held a successful demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in support of Palestian hunger striker Mahmoud Sarsak, who has been on hunger strike for 85 … Continue reading


Palestinian political prisoner Mahmoud Sarsak is on day 85 of the longest ever hunger strike, in protest against being detained without charge or trial for nearly 3 years. He has been denied proper medical care and his condition is now critical. Time is absolutely of the essence in taking action to help prevent this murder. … Continue reading

Khader Adnan speaks at Palestine Place – video linkup transcript part II

Khader Adnan Live Video Link Up With Palestine Place, London – June 3 2012 Part II. On the one- or two-state question: the solution is to go back to pre-48 situation, where Jews are guests in the land and all stolen land should go to their rightful owner, rights do not disappear with time. Even … Continue reading

Ilan Pappe Speaks at Palestine Place – Download or Listen Online

On Friday 8th June the renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe gave a powerful, enlightening and charming talk, answered some great questions with equally great answers, and generally had a great time. Audio of the event is now available to be streamed here. Direct download links: Talk at Palestine Place: MP3, or Ogg Vorbis Q&A at … Continue reading

Fight for the life of Mahmoud Sarsak (Mon 11 June)

After our first solidarity demonstration on Tuesday 5 June, another event has been organised for tomorrow: Date: Monday 11 June Location:  Outside the Department of Media, Culture and Sport (just behind Trafalgar Square) @ 2-4 Cockspur Street London SW1Y 5DH. Time: 2pm at Palestine Place, 3pm at the Department of Media, Culture and Sport Bring footballs, football … Continue reading

Khader Adnan speaks: video link-up transcript, part 1

Skype video link with Palestine Place in London on June 3 2012 Transcribed after translation from original Arabic – Names unverified KA: Salam alaikum to freedom loving people in the UK. I am happy to meet with free people of the world fighting for the rights of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons and the right of … Continue reading

Shareholders meeting of Israeli prison contractor G4S targeted

Palestine solidarity activists joined anti-deportation and anti-austerity groups for a noisy demonstration outside the annual meeting of private security company G4S in London yesterday. Chanting by the more than 70 campaigners present could be heard inside the meeting, while shareholders were handed an alternative annual report that looked like an official G4S publication but profiled the company’s … Continue reading

New G4S Advertisement outside Kings Cross

New G4S Advertisement outside Kings Cross

This strikingly honest advertisement produced by G4S publicity team was snapped outside Kings Cross

Video from Mahmoud Sarsak Solidarity Demo 5th June

5th June- Demonstration in support of Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak from Palestine Place on Vimeo. Here’s footage from when we took to the streets with a few footballs in solidarity with Mahmoud Sarsak, the Palestinian footballer who is still on hunger strike, more than 80 days after he started in protest at his imprisonment by … Continue reading

Video Highlights of Frank Barat (Russell Tribunal) talk from Palestine Place

Highlights from the 6th June meeting at Palestine Place, a reclaimed building in central London hosting 2 weeks of events for Palestine. These highlights are taken from the Palestine and International Law talk given by Israeli-born solicitor and founder of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights Daniel Machover and Frank Barat of the Russell Tribunal.

Look back at things so far, Excitement at things to come…

Palestine Place continues to go from strength to strength, with workshops, events and actions happening inside and coming out of the space. Despite the jubilee, this weekend saw more than 150 people in attendance at a variety of workshops, and today’s event on International Law and Palestine (which included free Palestinian food) saw around 60 … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Palestine Place to join coalition of protesters opposing notorious security giant G4S tomorrow

Immediate Release 06.06.2012 TOMORROW: Palestine Place to join coalition of protesters opposing notorious security giant G4S Where: London Stock Exchange, Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS When: 12.30PM onwards Contact: Zaneta on 07927 189671 or Hilary 07756 977167 or phone 07448 613383 This Thursday (June 7) a coalition of protestors will demonstrate against the private security … Continue reading

Da Poet at Palestine Place

Da Poet at Palestine Place from Palestine Place on Vimeo.

Wednesday June 6th at Palestine Place

Tuesday at Palestine Place there was a very productive planning meeting for the G4S AGM protest, a film screening and a very moving talk from former Israeli soldier Sebastian Rodriguez, now a BDS activist and Anarchists Against the Wall member. The football action for Mahmoud Sarsak was also very successful with a Palestinian journalist  from Gaza who came … Continue reading


#letsarsaklive We are just about to set off to play football around London and flyer to raise awareness about Mahmoud Sarsak. A Palestinian footballer who has been detained without charge for 3 years and is now on his 80th day of hunger strike. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Contact the Football Association and ask them to … Continue reading

Press Release: ‘Let Sarsak Live’ football protest in London today

Immediate Release 5 June 2012 TODAY: Londoners to stage football protest for Palestinian political prisoner on hunger strike Contact: Zaneta 07927 189671 or Hilary 07756 977167 or general phone 07448 613383 Email: Photos /footage: available this afternoon on request. When: Today Tuesday June 5 from 12 NOON till 4PM Where: Starting at Palestine Place … Continue reading

Events today Tuesday 05th June

We had another great day filled activities: media workshop, film screening, filming and discussions over shared dinner. Palestine Place is growing and beginning to feel like home to more and more people. Events planned for tomorrow, Tuesday 5th June, are: 4pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop  This introductory workshop will be run daily and … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan tells British people: ‘Go out into the streets and protest’

Immediate Release 4 June 2012 WORLD FAMOUS PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKER KHADER ADNAN TELLS BRITISH PEOPLE: “GO OUT INTO THE STREETS AND PROTEST” Contact: Zaneta 07927189671 or Hilary 07756 977167 Email: Photos: available on request. Speaking to a Western audience for the first time since his release in April from Israel’s notorious Ramle prison – … Continue reading

Events Schedule

Find out about hosting an event here. Tuesday June 5th  1pm Shared lunch  4pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop  This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. 5pm Action planning workshop ahead of G4S … Continue reading

Another incredible day of events, planning and discussion

Today at Palestine Place we’ve had around 150 people come down to another brilliant day of workshops, discussions and action planning. We’ve had two amazing live video link ups with Stop the Wall and Khader Adnan (video and transcripts to come!), a workshop about SmashEDO, and an introductory session on Israeli apartheid and BDS. As … Continue reading

More than 120 people visit first day of Palestine Place!

What a great first day!  We hosted workshops on BDS, Twinning with Palestine and the Palestinian youth movement. We ate lovely food, decorated our space and made decisions about how to use the space in the next few days.  And we’ve got a great day lined up tomorrow too: Sunday June 3rd 1pm Video link up … Continue reading

Open Letter to the Metropolitan Police

Open Letter to the Metropolitan Police   Palestine Place is a space reclaimed by the community for the community in solidarity with Palestine.   Our presence at 24 Grays Inn Road is a positive one and is in compliance with s.6 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. We expect the Police to … Continue reading

Palestine Place Eviction Attempt Resisted- Get ready for tommorrows events

Despite attempts by the state of London’s security forces to illegally evict Palestine Place, a large turnout by local activists and the strength of occupiers within Palestine Place has resulted in the resistance of our first eviction attempt and a strong resolve to remain. Standing in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the occupied … Continue reading

Palestine place is here!

Palestine Place is here  [1]  :  Artists  and Activists  put  ‘Palestine  on the  Map’  with  two  week festival in reclaimed London building ‘We aim to put Palestine on the map with this event. Palestine Place will be a hub for culture, art and activism. If you don’t know anything about Palestine but you’re curious, come … Continue reading

Facebook solidarity?

There have been widespread discussions regarding social media as a mobilising instrument, perhaps even that which enabled political action in and through the Arab uprisings. It is also seen to have had the unprecedented effect of “duplicating” such political action across several political contexts. However, the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and the “chain reactions” … Continue reading

Notes from Palestine Place first public meeting – Thursday 24th May 7-9pm

Introduced by Ewa Jasiewicz, activist, journalist and Gaza flotilla organiser, and Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal on Palestine coordinator, and Abdel Razzaq Takriti, Palestinian activist and political historian. Abdel Razzaq Takriti – A Brief History of Modern Palestine Israeli independence is for Palestinians the Nakba – the catastrophe. The humanitarian Nakba began, as most know, in … Continue reading

Tat List/Wish List of Items

In this section of our site, you will find a list of many of the items we expect to need whilst in the space. We are hoping we can beg/borrow/steal/blag as many of them as possible; but it would be great if you/your group have any of these items you would be willing to donate/monetary … Continue reading

First Open group meeting – Thursday 24th May

Thursday 24/05/2012 – First public meeting As part of the impending arrival of the Palestine Place, we are holding our first public meeting one week today @ G3 in Soas Universtiy. The event is likely to include a guest speaker (TBC) and aims to bring together a wide range of people to build momentum for … Continue reading

First Open group meeting – Thursday 24/05/2012

As part of the impending arrival of the Palestine Place, we are holding our first public meeting one week today @ G3 in Soas Universtiy. The event is likely to include a guest speaker (TBC) and aims to bring together a wide range of people to build momentum for the upcoming Palestine Place Project. Bring, … Continue reading

Palestine Place is coming to London soon!

Palestine Place is coming to London soon!

Hosting an event

Hosting an event If you or your group would like to run a workshop/training/discussion, show a film, or host any kind of event on one of the days please contact us at palesineplace(at)riseup(dot)net. We ask that those wishing to host events are willing to act within the parameters of our defined politics, which are solidified around … Continue reading