NGO ACTION NEWS
Europe
· On 17 February, the UK Government announced a new planned rule which would forbid local authorities and publicly funded bodies to boycott Israeli suppliers.

· On 25 February, the University of Sheffield will host Vincent Fean, a British career diplomat who will present a public lecture on “Can there be peace between Israel and Palestine? How can we help?”

· On 9 March the Trinity College in Dublin will organize a lecture by Academics for Palestine on “Education under Occupation: reflections from Al Quds University”.


United States of America

· The Brooklyn Museum in New York, from 12 February through 5 June is hosting an exhibition of 12 internationally recognized photographers, “This Place” which explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

· On 19 February in Washington D.C. the Spokane Committee for Palestine is hosting Dr. Ramzy Baroud’s reading of “Palestine on my mind”.

· On 19 February “Arab Idol” winner Muhammed Assaf will in Chicago in the framework of “Peace Cures Benefit Tour 2016” which will visit seven major US cities. The proceeds will support medical care and education for Palestinians.

· On 20 February, Dallas, Texas is hosting the “third annual night for Palestine” folklore and entertainment event.

· On 22 February, Columbia University will screen the film “Recollection” by Palestinian director Kamal Aljafari.

· The Middle East Children’s Alliance and the Arab Resource and Organizing Centre on 23 February are organizing an evening in Berkeley, California for Palestinian poet Remi Kanazi who will present his new book “Before the Next Bomb Drops”.

· On 26 February, Harvard University is hosting a screening of the film “The wanted 18”. The event is co-sponsored by Harvard’s Middle East Initiative and Programme on Negotiations.

· On 27 February, Human Rights Task Force and Jewish Voices for Peace are organizing in Encinitas, California an event “ Crises in Palestine” which features opening remarks by professor Jonathan Graubart and a film screening “Stones cry out: the plight of Palestinian Christians” by Yasmine Perni.

· From 2-7 March in New York, Zochrot and a number of US solidarity groups will present a Film Festival on the Nakba and the right of return. New York University, Columbia, Brooklyn College, CUNY and Brown University will host screenings and film discussions in the margins of the festival.


Palestine

· On 10 February, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Al-Haq, Addameer, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights submitted a second communication to the ICC related to the Gaza war of 2014.

· On 18 February, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights published its weekly (11-17 February) report on Israeli human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.


Israel

· On 26 February, the Haifa Cinematheque in Tel Aviv, within the framework of a film festival on Nakba and the Return will host movie screenings, entitled “48 mm project”. They will be followed by interactive discussions.

· Zochrot on 21-23 March will convene the third International Conference on the Return of Palestinian Refugees at the Land of Israel Museum in Tel Aviv.

· On 15 February, OCHA published its weekly (9-15 February) Protection of Civilians report highlighting developments and incidents in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

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