No profit in stolen beauty gimmick!

Great success for global BDS in using a Ahava re-branding campaign to draw attention to its profit from illegal occupation via Twitter. For more, see:

http://bit.ly/mIBjEC

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Triathlon Success

A BIG congratulations to Julia Leewood for completing her first gruelling triathlon this morning in Eton! Julia ran, swam and cycled her way to immediately raising £755 for our first ever youth visit from Jenin. In fact Julia raised a magnificent total of £938, when including gift aid, for this great cause.

Thank you to Julia for all her hard work and everyone who supported her so generously!

Triathlon in Aid of Youth Visit from Jenin

Julia Leewood, a Tower Hamlets resident and THJFA member will be raising money for an exciting new project – a youth visit from Jenin to London this June. Our official partners, CADFA, have been running successful youth visits from Abu Dis every year for the last four years; now for the first time two teenage girls from Jenin plus their teacher will be joining them.

We are delighted that Julia will be raising money to bring these young people from Jenin for the first time. Please help us raise the necessary funds by sponsoring her to undertake her first triathlon on 15th May. Sponsor Julia by going to this page: www.virginmoneygiving.com/julialeewood

Updated pages!

Our website has recently been updated with information on the upcoming youth visit (see News), a new twinning between Newham and Jenin Refugee Camp (see above) and will soon feature a brand new video about visits (Visits page)

There is also information on the No2Veolia campaign which is lobbying for a removal of Veolia from the tendering of a lucrative contract for North London. We support this campaign and are doing our bit to make sure Veolia does not get a renewal of its waste disposal contract and is removed as soon as possible from our borough.

PSC Screening of Budrus in Tower Hamlets

IFT and PSC Screening of Budrus at Genesis Cinema with Q&A – in London

The Independent Film Trust is organising a special screening of the award-winning feature documentary Budrus on Wednesday 11th May, in collaboration with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

The screening will take place at 6.30pm at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel (see http://www.genesiscinema.co.uk/) and will be followed by a discussion.

The film follows a Palestinian community organiser who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter launches a women’s contingent that quickly moves to the front lines.

See: http://www.palestinecampaign.org/index9b.asp?m_id=1&l1_id=4&l2_id=99&Content_ID=1867