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Building for peace: first-hand news from Palestine

On Tuesday 5 February Gill Knight, of the Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Hastings against War, will give an account of an eventful 10 days she spent in Palestine last October on a solidarity and fact-finding tour. HAW’s John Enefer sets the scene.

Posted 15:14 Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Amnesty International Gill Knight Hastings Against War ICAHD International Criminal Court John Enefer Khan al-Ahmar Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Local woman calls for ‘Justice for Palestinians’

At a recent meeting in Hastings, St Leonards resident, Leah Levane, provided an eyewitness account of life in the occupied Palestinian territories. Those attending heard of her experience of being part of the largest ever all Jewish delegation to visit the occupied territories. Leah was one of 130 Jewish people, mainly from the US, who visited Hebron in May of last year. One of their aims was to restore a Palestinian family to the home they were evicted from 20 years ago. John Enefer writes.

Posted 08:25 Monday, Feb 12, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: Amnesty International Centre for Jewish Non-violence Fly Kites Not Drones Hastings Against War Hebron Israel Jewish Voice for Peace John Enefer Leah Levane Medical Aid for Palestinians Mondoweiss Palestine

A peaceful mission and vision

With the subject of Palestine and Israel very much in the news since US President Trump’s announcement that America will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, there will be a chance for people in Hastings to hear a first-hand account of a recent visit to Palestine made by a St Leonards woman, Leah Levane. John Enefer writes.

Posted 19:21 Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 In: Campaigns Tags: Amnesty International Center for Jewish non-vlolence Hastings Against War Israel Jews for Justice John Enefer Leah Levane Palestine Philip Luther

Drone week of action in Hastings

Sometimes I find myself looking up at the sky and thanking my blessings that I am not being targeted by drones operated by people from distant shores who see me as their enemy. I’m aware that we have military personnel in this country trained in the art of drone warfare, sitting thousands of miles away from their chosen targets for surveillance and attack – and I think: if we’re doing this to other people, why wouldn’t others use the same tactics on us? There but for the grace of God, etc. Zelly Restorick reports. 

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