Palestine: News in brief

Gaza, July 2014.

Israel plans to shut down Palestinian TV station

Israel plans to shut down a new Arabic-language television station that services Palestinian citizens of Israel, Electronic Intifada said on June 25.

Jake Lynch wins another BDS battle

The University of Sydney has found no grounds to dismiss Associate Professor Jake Lynch as director of the university’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, following its investigation into possible breaches of its code of conduct.

Lynch will keep his job and has been cleared of serious misconduct after an investigation into a campus protest left him facing dismissal.

This follows an announcement by the university in April clearing Lynch of accusations of anti-Semitism.

Palestinian official: Venezuela is 'our ‬most important ally‭'

Palestinian Authority‭ (‬PA‭) ‬foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki has described Venezuela as‭ ‬“Palestine's most important ally‭”‬,‭ ‬ said on May‭ ‬19.‭ ‬Al-Maliki made the comments while in Caracas for bilateral talks with‭ ‬Venezuela's socialist government.

Palestine supporter Jake Lynch assaulted at BDS action

Associate Professor Jake Lynch, a member of Sydney Staff for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), was assaulted by an elderly Zionist woman during a demonstration in support of Palestine on March 11.

The assault occurred at Sydney University, during a pro-Israel talk given by Colonel Richard Kemp, a former commander of the British forces in Afghanistan and supporter of Israel.

Demonstrators interrupted Kemp’s talk, targeting his support for the Israeli occupation in Palestine, chanting “Richard Kemp, you can’t hide, you support genocide.”

Al Nakba rally marks 67 years of dispossession

A Friday night march through Sydney city streets marked the 67th anniversary of Al Nakba, “the catastrophe”, the beginning of the violent dispossession of the Palestinian people.

Politics in the Pub: Colonel Kemp and Israel morality: A rigth to protest: University as judge and jury

Speakers: Dr David Brophy, University of Sydney; Michael Bull, journalist, New Matilda. Thu May 21, 6.30pm. Harold Park Hotel, cnr Wigram Rd & Ross St, Glebe.

Event date: 
Thu, 21/05/2015 - 6:30pm

Remember al Nakba (Perth)

On Saturday, May 16, FOPWA will be holding our annual Perth rally marking the Nakba (or catastrophe); the day in 1948 when 700 000 Palestinians were driven from their homes, with hundreds of villages being destroyed, as the state of Israel was being founded. The annual demonstrations mark a day of commemoration. Yet, they are also a protest against the ongoing dispossession and oppression of the Palestinian people today, from the periodic bombardment of Gaza, to the expansion of illegal settlements, to the inhumane treatment of Palestinian political prisoners.

Event date: 
Sat, 16/05/2015 - 10:00am

Venezuela calls for Third World alliance

The Third World countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America should form an alliance in order to “end imperialist domination,” Venezuelan vice-president Jorge Arreaza has said.

Arreaza proposed a Third World alliance during a speech at the Asia-Africa Summit in Indonesia on April 25. Speaking as a special Latin American representative, Arreaza told the audience the alliance was needed to overthrow imperialism and end the unipolar system imposed on Southern nations.

RALLY: Remembering the 1948 Nakba

Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney.
May 15, 1948 marks the day over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes and made refugees as the state of Israel was declared. Join this annual protest to declare our solidarity with the ongoing struggle of the Palestinians for justice. Call Rahaf Ahmed on 0402 811 613 or Mona Abu Zalaf on 0416 044 410 to get involved.

Event date: 
Fri, 15/05/2015 - 6:30pm

FORUM: The Palestinian Nakba — Why it’s still the Issue

Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville.
Commemorate the 67th year since the Palestinian Nakba with an evening of Palestinian history, Q&A, entertainment, trivia, a fundraising auction and food! Auction to raise funds of the Gaza Childrens Fund. Entry $10.
Organised by the Palestine Action Group.

Event date: 
Sat, 02/05/2015 - 6:00pm
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