NGO ACTION NEWS
Europe

· On 10 February, in London, the P 21 gallery under the auspices of Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JFJFP) is launching a book discussion by James Rodgers entitled “headlines from the Holy Land”. The former BBC correspondent in Gaza will examine the challenges which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents for diplomats and for the new media.

· On 13 February, in Salisbury, UK, the Sarum College is Organizing a conference: Britain and Palestine: Past History, future Role.

· The Contemporary Art Gallery Mosaic in London, on 17 February is launching a book “ Gaza as Metaphor ” , which contains a collection of essays by journalists, writers, doctors, academics and others.


The United States of America

· The Centre for Palestine studies at Columbia University on 11 February is organizing a lecture “Palestine Re-Covered: Reading a Settler Colonial Landscape” by Abdul Rahim al-Shaikh, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University and Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, associate researcher at Mada al-Carmel-The Arab Centre for Applied Social Research.

· On 18 February, the James Gallery at the Graduate Centre of CUNY in New York is hosting a book presentation entitled “Nothing makes Sense Why Should I?” by Palestinian writer Suad Amiry which describes the reality of living under the protracted Israeli occupation.

· On 18 February, the Palestine Centre in Washington D.C. is hosting a panel presentation on “Understanding the current Palestinian Revolt: its context and consequences for Palestinian society”. The speakers are Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and Rania Khalek, an independent journalist.


Middle East

· The Palestinian Centre for Human rights (PCHR) on 3 February organized an activity in solidarity with administrative detainee, journalist Mohammed al Qeeq who had been on hunger strike for a consecutive 72 days and whose health is critical. In parallel, the centre published its weekly report (29 January - 3 February 2016) on “Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory”.

The United Nations

· On 2 February, UNWRA appealed to donors for $ 414 million to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees affected by the conflict in Syria.

· On 2 February, OCHA published its weekly (26 January – 2 February) Protection of Civilians report highlighting developments and incidents in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.


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