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Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Trade Union Solidarity with Palestinian Workers    Saturday 12 November 2022 in Central London 


This day conference is for trade unionists who want to develop and further their solidarity work with Palestinians living and working under occupation and apartheid. 

Supported by:
ASLEF, AUE, BFAWU, CWU, FBU, NEU, PCS, RMT, Thompsons Solicitors, TSSA, UCU, UNISON, Unite the Union.

The event will feature specialist speakers from Palestine and the UK, including trade union activists, who will present on the situation of Palestinian workers under occupation, the role for trade unions in building support for Palestinian freedom and self-determination, and concrete campaigns for trade unionists in solidarity with the Palestinian anti-apartheid movement.

A series of seminars will be offering detailed sessions on key topics, including on how to organise for Palestinian rights in your union, an in-depth discussion of Israel’s apartheid system, and what the next Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaigns are.

We are calling on all trade unionists to join us on Saturday 12 November in London for a one day conference looking to strengthen and further the work undertaken in UK trade unions, for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people.



We are pleased to announce a range of specialist speakers, including:

Samia Al-Botmeh, Assistant professor in economics and researcher at the Centre for Development Studies at Birzeit University in Palestine

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary NEU 

Riya Al'Sanah, PhD candidate at the University of Exeter, co-authored the Working Palestine: Covid-19, Labour, and Trade Unions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip report along with Dr. Rafeef Ziadah and Professor Adam Hanieh. 

Jo Grady, General Secretary UCU 
Aimee Shalan, Co-Director MAKAN 

Mariela Kohon, Senior International Officer TUC   

Kamel Hawwash, Chair Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Liz Wheatley, Chair of UNISON International Committee



Friday, 8 July 2022

Still time to purchase your tickets for Stand Up for Children of Gaza fundraiser with Mark Thomas et al on July 15th



Mark Thomas, Daphne Baram, Imran Youssef, Jenan Younis and Ivor Dembina will take part in this fund raising comedy event, which will be compered by Ian Saville. All these comedians are totally committed to raising the issue of the curtailment of human rights in Palestine. Monies raised from tickets, donations online (via Eventbrite) and donations on the night will support the work of the Palestine Trauma Centre (UK) in Gaza which was established by Dr Mohamed Altawil who was born in Gaza but escaped to the UK and is now the Director.

Brent Friends of Palestine, organisers of this event, are in close contact with the Director and supervisors of the Palestine Trauma Centre (UK) and the workers in Gaza itself... zoom has enabled all this to happen easily. We have continued to be impressed by the commitment of these people and what they achieve in a part of Palestine which has been blockaded by Israel for 15 years turning it into an open air prison. Days of Joy have been the focus of our fundraising over the past 6 years; activities include drama, sport, play and fun entertainment. Therapists join the entertainers and will look out for children who might need some kind of therapeutic support which will be then offered to them and their families. Thousands of children and young people have taken part in the Days of Joy activities; they are all organised by the Palestine Trauma Centre (UK) in Gaza and sponsored by fund raisers like Brent Friends of Palestine in the UK and Ireland.

Saturday, 2 April 2022

Land Day tree planting in Gladstone Park commemorates destroyed Palestinian Village of Dayr Yasin


The Plaque

Photos: Pete Firmin

Supporters of Palestine gathered in Gladstone Park on Land Day, March 30th, to plant a tree to mark Land Day and the destruction of the Palestinian village of Dayr Yasin that was destroyed during the Nakba.

The planting followed a similar event in the London Borough of Ealing last year and was financed by a crowdfunder.

Among those involved were Football Against Apartheid, Brent Friends of Palestine, IJAN and Brent and Harrow PSC.


Planting a tree in Gladstone Park Dollis Hill London to commemorate Palestinian Land Day.