Save Sheikh Jarrah! – Free Palestine!


This Saturday 15th May 2021 Bristol will be showing it’s solidarity with the people of Palestine as they face the latest attack from the Israeli state and its backers.

A demonstration will start at 2pm from Castle Park, Bristol. Marching to College Green for a gathering of speeches.

For more details follow this link Palestine Solidarity Demo – Save Sheikh Jarrah

Please bring PPE, water, and remember to social distance as much as possible.

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Bristol Nina Franklin Fund sponsored Walk 2021

Walk for Palestine

in aid of the Nina Franklin Fund
Sunday 2nd May 2021

Following the successful and enjoyable Walk for Palestine in October 2020,  the Nina Franklin Fund are holding a second fundraising walk.  A beautiful 5 or 10 mile walk across Purdown and through the Frome Valley, with good company, food and drink at the end.
You are welcome to join them – to register your interest at eventbrite Nina Franklin Fund where you can find links to the their blog and the how all funds raised are used to support schooling in Palestine.

If you can’t walk yourself or sponsor anybody who is, you or your branch can make a donation at Nina Franklin Fund

Nina Franklin, who died last summer, was a National Union of Teachers (NUT) national president (2010/2011) and was a committed campaigner against injustice. Nina was a member of the NUT and the NEU for more than 40 years. Nina was a leading member of Bristol NUT/NEU, and of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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Meet the Palestinian Ambassador in Bristol

Palestine Museum - Bristol

Friday 14th December
1.00pm until 4.00pm
At the Palestine Museum and Cultural Centre
27 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HG

Food and snacks will be available for purchase in the Resbite cafe on the ground floor
Why not go for lunch – cafe open from 11.00 am.
No booking required

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Public meeting: Corbyn, Antisemitism and Justice for Palestine

Corbyn, Antisemitism and Justice for Palestine public meeting

Monday 17th September 2018, 7.00pm
The Kitchen, Silver St, Bristol, BS1 2AG

The introduction to the meeting from Stop The War Coalition states “Criticism of Israel is being conflated with antisemitism in ways that threaten free speech and the right to protest while silencing Palestinian voices. We must vigorously oppose all forms of antisemitism, but we can’t let smears be used to silence criticism of the Israeli state.”

– Lindsey German, Convenor of Stop the War Coalition
– Bernard Regan, Palestine Solidarity Campaign national committee
– Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, British-Palestinian human rights lawyer
– Rob Ferguson, Jewish anti-racist
– Jay Blackwood, Jewish Voice for LabourChair: Michal Nahman

The introduction goes onto explain that –

“Jeremy Corbyn – a lifelong anti-racist in all respects and prominent figure in the Palestine solidarity movement – is being labelled an antisemite and a racist by those who oppose his politics and leadership of the Labour Party.

“This meeting will discuss the importance of challenging any attempt at a witch hunt, strengthening the struggle for Palestinian freedom while maintaining zero tolerance for antisemitism and all forms of racism.

“In order to cover the costs of the venue we will be asking for donations on the door for those who are able to afford it. The venue has a large capacity so let’s make it a big meeting.”

This event is organised by Bristol Stop the War Coalition.

The Struggle for Palestine

The Struggle for Palestine

Monday 11th June 2018, 6.30pm
27 Broad Street Bristol

Palestine Museum Cultural Centre are pleased to welcome Dr Aqel Taqaz to Bristol for a much needed talk, at a time of serious difficulties and uncertainties,  exacerbated by key US decisions. Dr Aqel Taqaz will focus on the implications of recent events, and the historical contexts which lead us here.

Dr Aqel Taqaz is the president of the Palestinian Committee for Peace & Solidarity (PCPS) which is based in Ramallah,

This event is organised by the Palestine Museum Cultural Centre

Firefighters under occupation

Firefighters under occupation

Firefighters under occupation
A film by Ciaran Gibbons
7.00pm, Thursday 19th January 2017
27 Broad St, Bristol, BS1 2HG

Firefighters Under Occupation offers a firefighter’s perspective on occupation, struggle, fear and hope, taking you on a journey from Dundee to Palestine. The military occupation of Palestine by the State of Israel is a subject that has resulted in many commentaries, films and artworks depicting the plight of Palestinians. This new film sensitively documents the lives and work of the Palestinian firefighters who work in the occupied West Bank.

An inherently dangerous job in any country, those tasked with firefighting in Palestine face two challenges: fire and the Israeli Occupation Forces. Directed by Welsh Firefighter and Fire Brigades Union (FBU) member Ciaran Gibbons, Firefighters Under Occupation documents the humanitarian support given to Palestinian firefighters by The FBU as well as the facilitation of training here in Scotland and the long standing bond between Dundee and its twin town of Nablus.

Accompanied by Dundee-based FBU facilitator Jim Malone, Gibbons travelled to Palestine and Israel in 2015 to document the upsurge in violence in the country, visiting Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem and flashpoint Hebron, interviewing and meeting Palestinian firefighters and their families and discussing how Israeli firefighters found a mutual respect with the FBU in Scotland.

Followed by a question and answers session with the film maker Ciaran Gibbons.

Occupied Palestine

Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX
Thursday 10th September – 7pm


Occupied Palestine

As part of the ‘question everything’ film screenings, a series of films about resistance at home and abroad.

The controversial 1981 film about resistance to the Israeli occupation of Palestine

Director: David Koff

Come and join the Unite Community Branch at Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX, on Thursday 10th September – 7pm for the screening and discussion afterwards.