Linking together for human rights

CADFA statement in relation to the IHRA definition of anti-semitism and free speech on Israel/ Palestine

CADFA as a charity doesn’t stand for or promote any political party and this statement addresses the crisis within the Labour Party because of its wider implications for everyone in Britain working for human rights, in particular in relation to Palestine.   We urge the Labour NEC and also those responsible for other parties, councils, the government and public bodies NOT to adopt the full IHRA definition of anti-semitism and in … Read More →

Threats including at Khan al-Ahmar

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      The CADFA Human Rights Report for July 2018 tells of the pressures on the people around Abu Dis at this time – “During this month, apartheid was pushed on further when the Israeli Knesset gave approval to a new ‘Nation State Law’ as one of the so-called Basic Laws of Israel. Although the effort has been in this direction from the beginning, the law for the first … Read More →

Volunteer in Palestine?

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Since our most recent volunteers left Abu Dis last week, lots of people have been asking when the next volunteers are coming. Have a look at our women’s blog and the Abu Dis volunteers’ blog for a taste of the experiences of the most recent people there, working with young people and women. Here is a picture of Pauline (one of the summer volunteers) in a local school. If you might … Read More →

Next CADFA visit to Palestine: October

CADFA now has dates in October 2018 for our next general visit to Palestine. The visitors will be based in Abu Dis and will have the opportunity to visit places across the West Bank and to meet a wide range of people and organisations. Our most recent visitors (July 2018) sent us photos from many contexts and (as usual) gave very positive reports about the programme. We will be inviting them to speak at … Read More →

Looking forward to our visitors from Palestine and France

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 (This photo was taken during the last Ma’an exchange in Palestine by Sohayb Megraoui) CADFA is now working hard on the next youth exchange that is part of the Erasmus+ – funded Ma’an project –  The youth exchange to the UK is just weeks away.  This is part of the project that has been going on for the past year  (see the project blog). The previous youth exchanges have concentrated on anti-discrimination (France, … 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 →