Linking together for human rights

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

مقلوبة

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 visit to the UK from Palestine went very well

We loved our group of visitors from Palestine who ‘travelled’ by Zoom to the UK in July, and thank them for their interest in the UK and the efforts they made  to present their country clearly to many groups of people on their journey. The visit took them to London, Bedford, Derbyshire, Cambridge, Chester and the Welsh Borders, and many thanks too to our partners in those places for creating … 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 →

Miral Ayyad and Mazaj band

ميرال

Thank you so much to Miral Ayyad and Mazaj band for helping CADFA and the Maqassed Clinic Abu Dis in a wonderful fundraising concert on Zoom last Saturday – It was memorable and we are very grateful. The Maqassed Health Centre are under financial pressure as is CADFA at this difficult time, and we would be grateful for further donations that can be sent in (and will be divided between … Read More →

Demos against annexation.

مظاهرات

CADFA and friends did socially-distanced demos in 18 places across the country – just some of the pictures are here. This was on 1st July, the date given by Israel for annexation of the Jordan Valley and ‘areas C’ – but this did not in fact go ahead. The land takeover did take place, years ago, but perhaps the world has so far not been ready for the formal takeover … Read More →