Linking together for human rights

Arabic in Palestine

زيارة

Arabic in Palestine – an exciting change to our planned October virtual visit to Palestine! This will now be an ARABIC-LEARNING visit to Palestine, including ARABIC CLASSES with the great Cafe Palestina Arabic tutor, and Arabic language partners from Palestine, as well as useful VISITS to groups and individuals in Abu Dis, Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus, Jordan Valley and more, as we do with our usual CADFA visits. We know … Read More →

“It was a big time commitment – but worth it.”/ “I learnt more than I thought possible”

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Thank you very much to our lovely visitors for the excellent feedback that they gave from our virtual visit to Palestine in August. Every one of them said that it exceeded their expectations and that they had learned a lot.  We also expected less – because it was a virtual visit  – than was in the end achieved. Now we are encouraged to do another one! And we are inviting applications. We asked our … Read More →

Pushing Palestinians from Jerusalem

القدس

Today the virtual visit to Palestine went to Jerusalem, where we went (virtually) to Im al Zarazeer, the Old City and Beit Safafa and heard a number of talks about Palestinian life in the city. All of the talks were about the pressures Israel is putting on Palestinians and one was about the issue of Jerusalem residency. Since it was started, Israel has continually pushed Palestinians from the city, first … Read More →

Virtual visits between the UK and Palestine

الزيارة الافتراضية

Faced with the problems of Covid-19, CADFA isn’t currently organising actual visits between the two countries. We were sad to cancel (for the time being) our health workers’ visit to Palestine in March and our planned next youth visit to the Uk which we hoped would be happening now. We hope those will happen later. But in the meantime, we’ve found a very good second-best – virtual visits, though using … Read More →

Wonderful women’s visit

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We’re so proud of this wonderful visit, our great visitors and amazing volunteers and helpers in the UK – This was a special visit because it involved old friends from Abu Dis with whom we’ve been linking right back (in some cases) to 2005, and new and old friends in the UK from across the country – Bradford, Cornwall, Salisbury, Whitstable, Worcester, Chichester, Hastings, Reading and London of course. What … Read More →

Palestinian Voices Matter – students’ visit shows people want to hear them!

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We were delighted to meet the group of  young people who joined our student visit from Palestine in Jan-Feb, along with the Head of Student Activities from Al Quds University, the CADFA co-ordinator from Abu Dis and the Mayor of Al Walaja village, who joined the group because of our co-operation with the Bedford-Al Walaja group for this two-week-long visit. What a time it was, full of individual, group, university … Read More →