NGO ACTION NEWS

31 March 2015

AFRICA


The 2015 World Social Forum organized on 28 March a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people. All events related to the question of Palestine are available here.

EUROPE

Association belgo-palestinienne (ABP) is co-sponsoring the festival Eye on Palestine from 28 March to 5 April.

The Dutch Palestine Committee (DPC) invited its supporters on 16, 17 and 18 March to attend the conference on the Israeli Occupation and International Law with Michael Deas, a human rights activist Dina Zbidat, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and peace activist.

Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign organized a national film screening tour featuring the award winning new documentary about the military-industrial complex in Israel, the Lab. A series of events, conference and protests were scheduled.

Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP) invites its supporters to run for Palestine in a fundraising campaign on 29 March 2015 at the Edinburgh Kilomathon. MAP also asks its supporters to contact their MPs and to make them sign the parliamentary motion on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) encourages its British supporters to contact their Parliamentary candidates for the upcoming General Elections and require them to clarify their views on Palestine.

Palestiniangruppen I Stockholm commemorates the Land Day on 29 March with a public discussion and book sales on international solidarity with Palestine.


NORTH AMERICA


Al Awda: Palestinian coalition for the right of return invites its supporters on 25 April to attend the discussion entitled ‘Mowing the Lawn – Understanding Ongoing Israeli Violence in Gaza’ organized by NYU Students for Justice in Palestine.

Canada Palestine Association (CPA) invites its supporters on 19 March to attend the discussion organised by Critical Race and Postcolonial Feminist Theory Group entitled ‘From Vancouver to Ferguson, Gaza and Beyond...Resisting Settler Colonial/Racial Violence’. CPA also launches an online petition addressed to Air Canada CEO to put an end to the maintenance agreement signed with Israeli Aerospace Industries, a military defense company.

Canadian Friends of Sabeel will hold a three-day conference from 23 March entitled ‘Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice’.

The Center for Palestinian Studies (CPS) is organizing on 25, 26 and 27 March readings of plays within the framework of the theatre festival ‘Permission to Narrate’. The CPS also invites its supporters on 30 March to the discussion with lawyer Suhad Bishara on Bedouin "citizens" in the Naqab (Negev) desert entitled ‘Contested Normality: Bedouin "Citizens" Under the Supreme Court of Israel’.

Churches for Middle East Process (US) are calling their US supporters to send a letter to their members of Congress urging them to relieve the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

End the Occupation organized on 26 March an online training entitled ‘Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child’. End the Occupation also calls its supporters to take action against HP complicity with the Israeli Occupation.

Foundation for Middle East Peace (US) is organizing a conference on 24 March entitled ‘Jerusalem, Divided or Indivisible?’ with Yudith Oppenheimer, from Israeli NGO Ir Amim, and Nava Sheer, an urban planner.

If Americans knew organized on 22 March a meeting with Alison Weir, journalist and author, to discuss her new book "Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel".

The Nakba Education Project is co-sponsoring with Badil and Zohrot a US Northeast speaking tour on “The Ongoing Nakba”.


UNITED NATIONS

UNRWA (USA) is organizing The Gaza 5K race, all over the US, in solidarity with Gaza refugee children affected by PTSD and other psychological trauma.

UNRWA calls for supporters donations for ‘The Vision Project’ which aims at developing devices for blind and visually impaired kids in the Gaza Strip.

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People held a seminar in Vienna from 31 March to 1 April on the Assistance to the Palestinian People focusing on “Speeding up relief, recovery and reconstruction in post-war Gaza”.


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