Every day is bringing more bad news from Palestine, where over 50 people have been killed in the past three weeks. An estimated 5000 people have been injured. Videos of horrible events are pouring out. CADFA is holding a series of street events like this one in Kentish Town to protest about what is happening, talk to people and collect petition signatures.
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 →
The month of October has so far been a terrible time in Palestine. Following tension around the Al Aqaa Mosque when settlers and the Israeli army entered it in early September, and the increasing involvement of the armed settler movement, there has been increasing trouble. The Israeli government gave notice of a shoot to kill policy against demonstrators. In October, serious bloodshed started: we have in the last three weeks seen … Read More →
We have just had a visit from Palestine to help us plan CADFA’s next exchanges between the two countries. Our teachers’ exchange, funded by Erasmus +, will bring a group of teachers to the UK in January 2016. They will work with teachers from linked schools in Britain to make some projects for the children in their schools and will work on these for several months. Then in October 2016, teachers … Read More →
CADFA AGM on 10th October began with a talk by Abdul Wahab Sabbah from Abu Dis. He spoke particularly about the serious situation in Palestine now and the pressures on young people in particular (and therefore on their families). The situation of on-going human rights violations is on-going and the past year has been full of problems. Unfortunately, the pressures on people are currently getting worse from all directions. Click … Read More →