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Action Palestine - our partner for University twinnings
Twinning with Palestine
The Britain - Palestine Twinning Network - "promoting twinning and friendship links"
Twinning Campaign - University Groups
- Let Palestinians Study. Palestinian students who are trapped by Israeli sanctions are listed on this site. www.letpalstudy.org.uk
Trapped in Gaza (An online campaign was launched on Sunday 10.8.2008, aims at the right of Palestinian students in Gaza to access their studies abroad. The campaign complements the legal assistance that Gisha (Legal centre for freedom of movement - www.gisha.org) is providing to individual students in order to help them reach their universities.) - www.trappedingaza.org
These are the links to Twinning groups websites.
Well done Manchester University Students Union - after a concerted effort by Zionists to undo the Twinning with Beir Zeit University, the racist motion submitted was defeated by an even bigger margin at one of the best attended meetings of the Union - www.actionpalestine.org
Anti Apartheid week 2008, organised by many of the twinning groups in Universities. www.anti-apartheid.org
Have you filled in the questionnaire? If your group has not already done so, or is new and wishes to join the Twinning network, please download it here, and return it us as soon as possible (we need it for the next Conference).
Despite pressure from Zionist organisations to label groups supporting twinning with Palestine as racist or suggesting that motions made Jewish Societies "feel victimised", many Universities are now twinned with Palestinian educational institutions.
Glasgow University. Seeking to establish a Gaza twinning.
St. Andrews University. www.st-andrews.ac.uk
www.scotland4justice4palestine.org - There are many groups and charities throughout Scotland that support the Palestinians and Israelis in their struggle for peace with justice for all people in Israel and Palestine. This website is intended to facilitate this by providing a calendar of events and links to the various groups so that we can support each other and coordinate our activities as much as possible in order to have the greatest effect nationwide.
www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/crossPartyGroups - "To establish a link between Palestinians working, living or studying in Scotland, and civic Scotland - and to provide a forum for discussion on issue facing the Palestinian people in general and the Palestinian National Authority in particular."
www.elfunoun-scotland.com - El Fanoun is an established group for Palestinian Culture and Art who attempt to exhibit Palestinian culture in Scotland.
www.sjjp.org.uk - Scottish Jews for a Just Peace
www.sphrc.org - Scottish Palestine Human Rights Campaign. The three aims of the campaign are: (i) to highlight what the Israeli Occupation Forces are doing to the Palestinian people; (ii) to fundraise for the Palestinian people; and (iii) to actually get people over to the refugee camps and live and work with the people in them.
www.wibs.org.uk - Women in Black Scotland.
Cardiff University - .
- Is your town / city twinned with a community in Palestine? www.lgib.gov.uk
Have we missed one? Please contact us.
Useful link if your community is twinned with a town near Jerusalem - www.humanitarianinfo.org (pdf file)
Please note: The deadline for (short)applications is Friday April the 24th 2009.
We are currently planning a meeting for those who are interested in going on the tour. watch this space. Download application here
For the second year running, Action Palestine (AP) will be offering students the opportunity to visit Palestine and observe the situation on the ground first-hand. The 10-day tour will take place from 20-29th of June, and is designed to give participants a comprehensive picture of Palestinian life and an insight into Israel's occupation.
The tour will take participants to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus, Qalqilya and a number of the neighbouring refugee camps. We will also visit a number of the villages affected by Israel's Apartheid wall, meeting with local academics and activists along the way. The political briefings will be complimented with visits to key religious and cultural sights to give participants a comprehensive picture of Palestinian life. Given that we are a student organisation, we also work to foster relations between students and we will be visiting 2 Palestinian universities during our time in Palestine.
The tour costs £250 per person (flights not included) and go to pay the cost of transportation, accommodation and food during your time in Palestine. Given that AP is a volunteer-run organisation, your money goes directly towards running the tour making our tours one of the cheapest ways of visiting Palestine.
A limited number of subsidies are available to students who can demonstrate a commitment to public advocacy on the issue of Palestine. Applicants who are willing to write articles and speak about their experiences are encouraged to apply for subsidies, with applications from student journalists, student council/executive members and applicants who are in a position to influence public opinion particularly welcomed. If you are interested in acquiring a subsidy for your tour then please be sure to indicate this in your application (Application Form Attached, Please send all applications to email@example.com). We have had a large amount of interest this year and because of limited places we ask that individuals send us their applications ASAP. The deadline for applications is the 24th of April 2009.
"One can read about the Palestinian situation for years, but seeing it first hand will give you an understanding more profound than any number of books or documentaries ever could".
If there are any questions about the tour then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights in Gaza said 14 of the 15 higher education institutions in the Strip (most are in and around Gaza City) were damaged by Israeli forces. Six came under direct attack.
Three colleges - Al-Da'wa College for Humanities in Rafah, Gaza College for Security Sciences in Gaza City, and the Agricultural College in Beit Hanoun (part of Al-Azhar University) - were destroyed, according to Al-Mezan communications officer Mahmoud AbuRahma.
Six university buildings in Gaza were razed to the ground and 16 damaged. The total damage is estimated at US$21.1 million, according to the Palestinian National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan for Gaza
The Israeli offensive - in retaliation for continued Hamas rocket-fire from Gaza into Israel - began on 27 December 2008 and ended on 18 January.
www.irinnews.org/images/2009/200903266.jpg Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN
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