The Promise Delivers

Excellent gripping and powerful drama about the history of Palestine available on 4OD for those who missed it:
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-promise/episode-guide

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Lyrix Organix supports THJFA

We are pleased to announce that we will be part of the next great Lyrix Organix event on 26th February at the Rich Mix! We will have a stall with information about our group and be selling Palestinian fair trade produce. To get a little taster of what’s in store, check out Lyrix Organix TV: http://www.youtube.com/user/LyrixOrganix

For more info about the acts, check out the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134777389919547&num_event_invites=0

Look forward to seeing you there!

The Theatre of Truth

Dear all,

We need your support. There is a new powerful play to be performed at The Orange Tree Theatre Richmond:

http://www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk/Reading-Hebron/

The play is about the 1994 Hebron Massacre in which 29 Palestinians were killed at prayer by an American settler. The play is coming under attack from the organised Zionist community in London who are making accusations of bias and anti-Semitism, which is unfortunately a standard response to anything critical of Israeli occupation.

Brent PSC would like you to lend your support to this play. Help get across the truth about what is happening in Palestine by coming to support the play and provide it with the audience it deserves!

Backgammon-a-thon Success!

Here is a message from Guy Shennan who played Backgammon for 12 hours non-stop on Saturday to raise money for THJFA:

“A massive thank you to those of you who came along to play or support me yesterday.

There was a fantastic £200 donated during the day and with the sponsorship pledges I’ve received it looks like we’ll be raising well over £500 from the event.

One of the main things we raise money for is to support visits to Tower Hamlets by people from Jenin. Our next visitor is Saba Jarrar, a social worker from Jenin who is staying with us in Tower Hamlets from 3-10 March as part of an annual visit of women from Palestine to the UK.

It was a great thing to be part of yesterday, and a special thanks to Matt, the landlord of the Camel, who couldn’t be there, for creating a pub where such an event could happen.

Best
Guy”

Good News!

It seems to be the week for promising news and potential…the Egyptian revolution and fall of Mubarak have been widely welcomed in Palestine – http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11800.shtml

And here in Tower Hamlets, a significant motion has been passed to support the boycott of Israel. Tower Hamlets voted “to do everything in its power” to support the boycott in our borough. The news has been covered in the appropriately concerned Jewish Chronicle http://www.thejc.com/community/community-life/44974/tower-hamlets-council-backs-israel-boycott; a sign of the growing significance of BDS in putting pressure upon Israel to end its illegal occupation and siege of Gaza. We congratulate the council on its laudable decision to support Palestine in overcoming oppression through BDS, specifically to review its contracts with Veolia and not to renew them.

We will be writing to the mayor to express our support for this motion and hopes that he will act upon it. Any accurate review of Veolia would show its crucial role in the Israeli occupation and therefore should lead to an immediate termination of its contract with the borough.