1. Set your TV to record ‘Gaza Dreams’ This Saturday a new, if all too short, documentary on the impact of Israel’s blockade of Gaza for its people’s mental health will be shown at 4.30am and 9.30pm on the BBC News Channel. It will be on the BBC iPlayer after the broadcast, here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bmbg68 An attempt to put Israel’s … Continue reading Gaza Dreams
Mossawa Center details the oppressive implications of the 2018 discriminatory nation-state law that privileges Jewish people over Palestinian citizens in Israel, downgrades the Arabic language, and declares Jewish settlements on Palestinian land a goal of the State of Israel. We in the international community are outraged by this legalized apartheid.
1. STOP TRUMP! The UKPMHN will be at the London demonstration protesting Trump’s arrival in the UK. Watch out for our banner. The event begins at 2pm at Portland Place: See: https://www.stoptrump.org.uk/ 2. Decolonization as reconciliation: analysis by NADIM ROUHANA: one-time clinical psychologist, now Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies, urges us to ‘rethink the national … Continue reading STOP TRUMP + Analysis from Profs Rouhana and Shelhoub-Kevorkian
Hanan Bashir is a 21 year old student living and studying psychology in Gaza who has asked for assistance publicizing the following statement. Please share it widely: I have always hated crying for help. You may have read about Gaza’s plight in newspapers or academic articles and you may have heard about the many deprivations … Continue reading “A Letter from Gaza, June 2018” by Hanan Bashir
The USA-Palestine Mental Health Network hosted 2 ½ hour lunchtime conference, “Voices on Palestine,” at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City scheduled during the four-day annual meeting of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). The “Voices” event was part of the ongoing protest against IARPP’s plan to hold its 2019 meeting … Continue reading “Voices On Palestine” Forum
“Psychoactive - Mental Health Professionals for Human Rights” has issued a comprehensive denunciation of Israel’s crushing of the people of Gaza – the Occupation, the siege, the denial of political rights and of the material needs for life, and including an unqualified condemning of Israel’s “massive sniper fire that was directed at unarmed protesters during the Great Return … Continue reading Israeli colleagues seek our support for statement on Gaza: please add your name
Israel invests heavily in attempts to present itself as an ordinary Western state. Governments and media organisations do not take much persuading, ethical considerations seldom determining the willingness to continue ‘business as usual’. Still, a moral fable has to be told, which presents the Israeli regime with a problem. It is not normally acceptable to … Continue reading To the IARPP Board: What did Gaza mean to you?