Linking together for human rights

Hearing about CADFA visits to Palestine

Join us on Thursday 18th (6.30 pm food available, 7.30 talks) to hear from recent CADFA visitors to Palestine about their experience.  They will show pictures and be available for questions and answers. We hope this will encourage you to visit Palestine if you have not been before. The feedback from these well-run visit is excellent, and we have the following coming up this year… A GENERAL visit in June … Read More →

“Brilliant, a lot of lessons and knowledge learnt with some difficult truths.”

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We keep going with these visits because they are greated so strongly by the people who take part. This title is part of one of the evaluations from our recent CADFA visit to Palestine – as usual on our visits, the participants were all very enthusiastic about the organisation, the people met, and the experience – but very sad to find out about the situation in Palestine.  The picture is the group photographed … Read More →

Meetings with Jerusalem women

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We were very happy to welcome Ruba Imam and Hiyam Elayyan to London on CADFA’s 2019 women’s visit from Palestine.  We’re proud to say that we have had women’s visits between the two countries every March since 2006 so this was the fourteenth! And it was a very useful visit, including meetings with many organisations and public events in north, south, east and west London as well as Northampton and … Read More →

Let’s Talk about Palestine

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to this evening talking about the recent visit to Palestine with Cadfa, describing the warm welcome they appreciated and the shock at what they learned of Palestinians’ life under occupation. They were struck by many things including the checkpoints, the soldiers’ behaviour to Palestinians, the threats to Jabal al Baba and Khan al Ahmar, the pressures on Jerusalemites and the appalling situation in Hebron old city. The evening … Read More →

Welcome to Abu Dis

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One of our new volunteers in Abu Dis has written a moving and interesting first blog post. We are posting it below and suggest keeping an eye on the blog: abudisvolunteers.blogspot.com. The fan is gently wafting the warm air in the bedroom of the Guest house as I write.  It is the end of our first full day in Abu Dis. Flo has arrived completing our group and Yas and I have returned … Read More →

“Now you’ve seen this, we hope you will do something about it.”

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 →