Worrying about today in Jerusalem. Anyone who has been to Hebron – for example on a CADFA visit to Palestine – knows the bad situation with the Ibrahimi Mosque closed off with Israeli army checkpoints and turnstiles and searches and metal detectors This is what the Israelis are trying to do to the Al Aqsa in Jerusalem – already it’s hard for Palestinians to get to the city with walls, … Read More →
The first exchange of the Ma’an- Together project, a leaders’ training exchange that was held in June-July 2 017, also gave us the opportunity to meet local people in Llanidloes, Knighton and Camden. Our visitors from France and Palestine as well as the people from CADFA discussed the situation of young people in their own countries. Issues of discrimination in Europe were discussed as well as human rights in Palestine. We … Read More →
People who have visited Palestine usually don’t forget what they see, and last year’s CADFA youth visitors were no exception. Good luck to Samiha who has just finished her BTech in Textile Design at a Camden college, and made a final exhibition of work on a model of the Israeli Separation Wall that brutally divides Abu Dis. Her pieces incorporate images and issues from Palestine into her work.
CADFA were very shocked to have our International Women’s Day room booking cancelled by Kentish Town Community Centre. They (note, not Camden Council) decided that there was a potential problem with one of our speakers – Baroness Jenny Tonge – who is a peer of the realm, already has a platform in the House of Lords! and who had been cleared by a House committee of a smear that had … Read More →
CADFA volunteers have been working hard on CADFA stalls this week in North London. There’s lots of interest, both in the things we’re selling (products from Palestine) and in the issue of Palestine and human rights. If you’d like to help on one of our stalls (it’s fun!) or would like to buy Palestinian pottery – dolls – embroidery – olive oil and zaatar, do get in touch!