At the end of a packed week on our recent visit to Palestine, CADFA visitors from the UK were still trying to digest what they had learned. They had had a warm welcome from individuals and groups throughout the week, but they had been shocked by the evidence of the Israeli occupation. They were struck by the on-going cruelty of the occupation, as Palestinians are more and more crowded into particular towns … Read More →
In the long, hot summer holiday, any children need the opportunity for organised activities as well as the time to run around outside. The second is more difficult in Abu Dis where space is increasingly constricted (the “realities on the ground” of the Israeli occupation are pressing in – the Wall, the settlements, the checkpoints – making it a big affair to go outside of town). So local organisations often … Read More →
Plans are going into place for the next youth exchange in the CADFA Ma’an-Together project, funded by Erasmus+ (European Union). Young people from France, Palestine and the UK will join in the UK for the third youth exchange of this exciting project, following our exchanges in France last October and Palestine this April. The next exchange has a focus on young people expressing themselves in media, and we’re really pleased … Read More →
This was the main room for the CADFA conference (the events room at Cafe Palestina) on Saturday 14th July before the conference started. Once it started, we had a very energetic and positive conference and would like to thank everyone who spoken and everyone who came. Here is the conference report (with some pictures taken on a very full day).
Here’s the events room at CADFA ready for the conference today – so looking forward to a useful discussion in our new home. We have good speakers lined up for our conference – but it won’t be all listening! We will have workshops and films as well as talks in person and on Skype by Abdulwahab Sabbah (Abu Dis), Dr Munir Nusseibeh and Hiyam Elyan (Jerusalem) – Our guest from … Read More →
We’ve been drawing your attention for some time to the Israeli pressures on the Bedouin villages east of Abu Dis which they want to evacuate and demolish in order to expand their own settlements around Jerusalem. This is cruel, unfair, internationally illegal and amounts to ethnic cleansing – It emphasises strongly the apartheid of the Israeli occupation. Today’s news and videos were appalling – the Israeli bulldozers moved in and … Read More →