· On 18 November, the Palestine Book Awards 2015 will hold an event with the shortlisted authors for the Awards in London. The event will be chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, Oxford. The shortlisted books are “Baddawi”, by Leila Abdelrazaq, “Chief Complaint” by Hatim Kanaaneh, MD, “Gaza, A History” by Jean-Pierre Filiu, “Jerusalem Interrupted” by Lena Jayyusi, “The Drone Eats With Me” by Atef Abu Saif, “The Palestinians” by Elias Sanbar, and “Vanished” by Ahmed Masoud.
· On 19 November, the Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University in New York City held a discussion with Irene Gendzier and Rashid Khalidi “Dying to Forget: Oil, Power, Palestine and the Foundations of US Policy in the Middle East”.
· On 28 November, the Canada Palestine Association in Vancouver will commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and honour Robert Lovelace, indigenous activist, lecturer and twice a Freedom Flotilla to Gaza sailor.
· Last month, the Geneva Initiative organised a field tour for of Greater Jerusalem for foreign diplomats based in Israel. The Geneva Initiative also organised a field tour last month for key political and social activists from the Ethiopian-Israeli community. During the tour the participants saw the separation between the Jewish and Palestinian neighbourhoods of Jerusalem, heard about the “unique” status of residents of East Jerusalem and discussed possible solutions within the framework of a permanent status agreement.
|Algiers||27/11/2015||International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People|
|Ankara||29/11/2015||Outreach Activities related to International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People|
|Dakar||29/11/2015||Celebration of the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people in partnership with UNIC Dakar, CODESRIA , Cheikh Anta Diop University and Palestinian Embassy|
|Dar es Salaam||29/11/2015||International Day of Solidarity with the Peoples of Palestine|
|Ouagadougou||29/11/2015||Public conference on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People|
|Pretoria||27/11/2015||Commemorative event to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, in partnership with the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation, as well as the Embassy of the State of Palestine.|
10.00 Special Meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. All the UN membership is invited. This year’s speakers include the President of the General Assembly, the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, the Chairman of the Committee, the President of the Security Council and the Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine. Defence for Children International Palestine will also speak.
15.00 Annual Debate of the General Assembly on the Question of Palestine
18:00. A photo exhibit entitled “Palestinian Children: Overcoming Tragedies with Hope, Dreams, Resilience and Dignity” featuring photographs of Palestinian children in Gaza, will be opened in the public lobby of the UN.
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