Join us in Appleton Tower LT2, Edinburgh University, Wednesday 22nd February, 7pm We are hosting a panel discussion with three young Palestinian activists: Aghsan Barghouti…
It’s a busy and exciting few months for Edinburgh SJP, here’s what we have planned (so far!): January 24th: Professor As’ad Abu Khalil, the ‘Angry…
The BBC have messed up again. They have rightly come under fire for censoring the word “Palestine” in a performance by rapper Mic Righteous on Charlie Sloth’s BBC 1Xtra hip hop show. On the 21st of May, people from all over Britain will demand that the BBC air the word “Palestine”. We will not stand for this censorship. We will email, text and phone every contact for every show and we will get Palestine on air.
Edinburgh Uni SJP are holding a last meeting on the student trip to Palestine this summer for people to come along, find out more and sign up!
Press Release 16/03/11: Edinburgh University students vote overwhelmingly for boycott of Israeli goods
A motion to boycott Israel was overwhelmingly passed at the Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) General Meeting on Monday 14th March. In what was described as a ‘landslide’, the motion, ‘Boycott Israeli Goods in EUSA shops and supply chains’ received around 270 votes in favour, with only 20 students voting against.
A motion is being proposed at the forthcoming EUSA GM to boycott Israeli goods in EUSA shops and supply chains. This is part of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement which has its foundations firmly in international law.
The recent leak of the Palestine papers has made clear just how non-existant any peace process is. In this stalemate, as Israel continues the military occupation of Palestinian territory, expropriate land, enforce a brutal siege on Gaza, and lock up political leaders, what direction should the movement for a just peace take? Come along and hear three Edinburgh University students present the case for Boycotting Apartheid Israel.
As part of International Women’s day and Israeli Apartheid Week, SJP & SPSC will be co-hosting Rafeef Ziadah and Terri McLaughlin.
Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian refugee, spoken word artist and activist. She is on the committee of International Israeli Apartheid Week and has spoken at international conferences on behalf of the Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) National Committee.
SJP are having another meeting regarding the trip to Palestine at the end of May. If you are interested in coming on the trip it is really important that you come to this meeting! All your questions will be answered and we will start to put plans in place for the trip itself.
A lecture yesterday afternoon by Ron Prosor, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, at Edinburgh University, was met with protests from within and outside the venue.