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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: http://archive.org/details/IlanPappeAtPalestinePlace
Please use palestineplace.org 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
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).
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
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
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
URGENT: VIGIL TONIGHT AT ISRAELI EMBASSY 10-11:30PM, AND EVERY NIGHT UNTIL MAHMOUD SARSAK IS RELEASED OR CHARGED
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 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
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
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
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
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
This strikingly honest advertisement produced by G4S publicity team was snapped outside Kings Cross
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
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.
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 from Palestine Place on Vimeo.
#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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Photos /footage: available this afternoon on request. When: Today Tuesday June 5 from 12 NOON till 4PM Where: Starting at Palestine Place … Continue reading
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: email@example.com 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
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
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
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 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
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  : 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