[UKPMHN mailing] Earlier this year a petition was submitted to the Government asking that it apologise on behalf of the country for having issued the Balfour Declaration in 1917, thereby giving some credibility to the Zionist plan to colonise Palestine. The UK Government has responded to the petition. In the letter in which it refuses … Continue reading From Balfour to BDS: Is it ‘immoral’ to support the sanctions movement?
[UKPMHN mailing] SUBJECT: Supporting Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli gaols. Plus: MAP report underlines impact of Occupation on mental health situation in Palestine, and news of Ahmed Masoud's new play about life under Occupation Dear Friends, 1. In support of the mass hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners As, predictably, there has been … Continue reading Supporting Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli gaols
[UKPMHN mailing] Attacks on Thinking One of the Mental Health Network's Aims is to encourage the mental health community to address the challenge posed by the combined voice of Palestinian civil society: should we stand in solidarity with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS)? see this link, 'what is BDS?': https://bdsmovement.net/what-is-bds To answer this … Continue reading Omar Barghouti interrogated!
[UKPMHN mailing] Dear friends, We would like to bring two articles to your attention. Rita Giacaman's article 'Mental health, social distress and political oppression: The case of the occupied Palestinian territory' argues for a reframing of mental health paradigms to meet the needs of mass political violation and destruction of human security. She suggests the … Continue reading Articles by Rita Giacaman and Ruchama Marton
[UKPMHN mailing] Dear friends, 1. Adding insult to injury: psychiatrist Dr Samah Jabr provides the context for Teresa May's invitation to Netanyahu to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration: http://tinyurl.com/z2f2rsr 2. 'The Mainstreaming of Palestinian Genocide'. Former IDF Paratrooper and Dr of Psychology Yoav Litvin writes on public attitudes among Jewish Israelis towards the … Continue reading Public morals in the UK and Israel
Dear Friends, Just weeks after the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 confirmed that Israeli colonization of the West Bank was illegal, the Israeli Government has announced plans for more settlements. The UK Government voted for Resolution 2334: we need to ask what it is going to do to ensure the resolution is enforced. This week, … Continue reading UKPMHN mailing 27 Jan 2017
23 December 2016 As members of the UK-Palestine Mental Health Network we welcome Security Council Resolution 2334 which "reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard". In all our visits … Continue reading UKPMHN statement about UN Security Council Resolution 2334