Linking together for human rights

Looking forward to today’s conference and AGM

conf room

Here’s the events room at CADFA ready for the conference today – so looking forward to a useful discussion in our new home.  We have good speakers lined up for our conference – but it won’t be all listening!  We will have workshops and films as well as talks in person and on Skype by Abdulwahab Sabbah (Abu Dis), Dr Munir Nusseibeh and Hiyam Elyan (Jerusalem) – Our guest from … Read More →

Horrific events at Al Khan al-Ahmar

We’ve been drawing your attention for some time to the Israeli pressures on the Bedouin villages east of Abu Dis which they want to evacuate and demolish in order to expand their own settlements around Jerusalem. This is cruel, unfair,  internationally illegal and amounts to ethnic cleansing – It emphasises strongly the apartheid of the Israeli occupation. Today’s news and videos were appalling – the Israeli bulldozers moved in and … Read More →

Preparing for the CADFA conference 2018

We’re looking forward to CADFA’s conference 2018 which will take place on 14th July.  The conference will bring members together for an update on the serious situation in Palestine in summer 2018 as well as a discussion on the next steps for CADFA as an organisation promoting human rights in Palestine.  We are looking forward to hearing from speakers from Abu Dis, Jerusalem and from the Bedouin village of Jabal al- Baba as well as … Read More →

May 2018: a terrible month in Palestine.

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The human rights report from Abu Dis, May 2018 describes a particularly terrible month in Abu Dis and Palestine as a whole, of course. The conflict moved to another stage of rawness in all the areas of racist and unequal treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli government and military. The US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem (despite the previous international consensus against) seemed to signal a dramatic upturn … Read More →

A wonderful youth exchange

end of exchange

This photo was taken during the evaluation session of the Ma’an-Together project yesterday, when French, British and Palestinian participants agreed that it had been an unforgettable experience with more exchange, reflection and learning than we could have imagined. There were many lovely, surprising and funny moments – and also real sadness and shock for the Europeans to discover what living under occupation means for all aspects of life for our … Read More →