Opinion piece by Donald Macintyre in the Guardian: ‘A hundred years after the Balfour declaration that established a pathway to a Jewish state, the prime minister should acknowledge its role in Palestinian suffering’
From Al Jazeera News, 13 Oct. The US has announced it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accusing the body of “anti-Israel bias”.
Sampension, a DKK290 billion ($43.5 billion) Danish labour market pension fund, made the announcement in a press release last week, stating that two Israeli banks, Hapoalim and Leumi, as well as Heidelberg Cement and Israeli telecommunications company Bezeq, are now excluded.
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100 Years After Balfour is a new talking heads film made by Independent Jewish Voices. The film spells out the troubling legacy of the Balfour Declaration, challenging the notion that this year’s centenary is cause for celebration, given the grave consequences of the document for Palestinians above all.
We have recently sent the Sabeel-Kairos Response to the Balfour Declaration, to all Members of Parliament and Anglican Bishops in the UK. This statement was put together by Palestinians and international advocates at the 10th International Sabeel Conference earlier this year. Please read the full statement below.
Oxfam international have launched the social media campaign #LightsOnGaza in response to the desperate electricity crisis people in Gaza are facing.