CADFA is actually over eleven years old, having got going in a meeting at the end of 2003, but our official launch date was 4th October 2005 when Ken Loach, Julie Christie and Ahdaf Soueif attended a packed meal in Daphne’s Restaurant, Camden Town, and the organisation was launched. Durring the next year, our first group visits to Palestine and from Palestine took place, and we became a charity in 2005 … Read More →
A really good and friendly event – CADFA’s summer party featured presentations by our four EVS volunteers Emilio, Mo’min, Dunja and Nadine who are leaving us after several months. We had lovely music by Julia from SOAS Arabic Band, and then saw three films made in Abu Dis through CADFA projects. Lovely Lebanese food gave us the chance to talk to CADFA friends new and old. This picture of Dunja … Read More →
Press release from CADFA about our demo today at 5pm On 31st July, an 18 month old Palestinian baby, Ali Dawabsheh from Duma village near Nablus in the West Bank was burned alive in his house which was set alight by Israeli settlers. His mother, father and 4 year old brother are still in hospital with severe burns and they are all fighting for their lives. The settlers threw a fire bomb … Read More →
A big thank you to CADFA’s volunteers for organising and running CADFA’s Eid event at the Calthorpe Project on 23rd July. It was great to hear the SOAS Arabic band playing music from Fayrouz and Marcel Khalife – and to discover that our EVS volunteer from Jerusalem, Nadine, is a serious singer, who we hope will sing again with them at our next event – Do look out for it!
CADFA volunteers in London organised event at Tartreez Café, Hackney