Palestine On Thames – May 12th and 13th, plus “Prisoners of Narcissism” and other papers

1. Palestine On The Thames

Mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba by exploring its meaning – celebrating Palestine – at Palestine on the Thames in Hammersmith 12th and 13th May 2018. The Network will be there. Art, culture, talks… free entry. Full details below.

2. The Maiming Fields of Gaza

Derek Summerfield et al describe how Gazans are deprived of the right to health:

and Medical Aid for Palestinians raises concerns over the mental health impact of Israel’s violence against Gaza protesters:

3. “The Psychoanalytic Activist” has published a series of articles online by mental health professionals, also to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba.

They include the following:

Dr Caesar Hakim, Clinical Psychologist, on the political culture of Israel: ‘Prisoners of Narcissism’:

Dr Martin Kemp, Psychoanalyst, ‘Slouching Towards Salem’, on the misuse of allegations of anti-Semitism to silence criticism of Israel:

Other contributors include Dr Lara Sheehi, Dr Mustafa Qossoqsi, Christine Schmidt, Lama Khouri, Hala Alyan, Elizabeth Berger, Rebecca Fadil, Samah Jabr and Hammam Farah. The full series can also be found on the USA Network’s website, here:


marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakb

There will be a number of presentations by speakers sharing their views, feelings, experiences about what Nakba means to them. Apart from that, the 2-day event is set to host a vibrant programme including art, workshops, stalls and pop up shops. There will be a raffle, excellent food and good discussion.

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What to expect?

When and where?

On Saturday and Sunday, 12 and 13 May 2018, between 10:00 and 20:00 (Free entry)

Uthink Creative generously hosts this event at:

Riverside Building
Winslow Rd
W6 9WA, UK

Who’s Speaking?

Saturday 12th May 2018

(times to be announced unless otherwise stated)


Sunday 13th May 2018

(times to be announced unless otherwise stated)


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For further information, please contact Salah AbuEin, the event coordinator, on