Cafe Palestine 4 – Change of Date to Saturday 30 May


Dear All,

A number of Palestinian colleagues have contacted us, asking that we avoid scheduling a Cafe Palestine event on the weekend of the end of Ramadan. So we’re pleased to announce that the next Café meeting will now take place on Saturday, May 30th, and that we shall arrange further openings on a fortnightly basis thereafter.

The UKPMHN would like to wish everyone a joyous and peaceful Eid

All else remains the same, and we look forward to introducing Yoa’d Ghanadry-Hakim’s presentation on trauma on Saturday May 30th , 11am (London time), 1pm (Palestine time). Further information and the zoom link will be circulated to the mailing list on the Thursday prior to the event.

Palestinian Counseling Center – المركز الفلسطيني للإرشاد

Other Resources

  1. Zochrot Webinar: ‘Return home: why Palestinian health is linked to their liberation’.

6.00pm (UK time) 8.00pm (Palestine time) Monday 18th May:

Zochrot is an organization that advocates for the Right of Return of Palestinian refugees: its website is a mine of information. Tomorrow evening’s webinar features specialists in health care: paediatrician Osama Tanous, physician concerned with global health Bram Wispelwey, and activist and educator Moran Barir. See:

Register here;

  1. Book Talk: The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine – Rashid Khalidi and Raja Shehadeh in conversation

Our activism as citizens and mental health workers is underpinned by historical and political analysis, and our ability to challenge mainstream framings of the ‘conflict’. Rashid Khalidi’s recent book describes the century-long development of the Zionist settler colonial project. Responding to Shehadeh’s penetrating questions, their conversation touches on many fascinating questions – how British repression had begun the destruction of Palestinian society, whether Palestinians could envisage or imagine what was going to befall them prior to 1948, whether the current status quo is sustainable, etc.