Café Palestine Eighteen on Sat 12 December

Café Palestine Eighteen on Sat 12 December
15.45pm (UK time) / 17.45pm (Pal time)

Remal Salah and Dima Tadros
Palestinian Counseling Centre

Broken Homes, Broken Families:
supporting families whose homes have been demolished”


In this post

  1. Café Palestine 18: “Broken Homes, Broken Families: supporting families whose homes have been demolished”
  2. Palestinian intellectuals critique the IHRA “working definition of anti-Semitism”
  3. Al Khan Al Ahmar is facing demolition: petition the ICC
  4. Recording of Cafe Palestine 17

1. Café Palestine Eighteen: “Broken Homes, Broken Families: supporting families whose homes have been demolished”

In this last Café Palestine of 2020 we focus on the destruction of people’s homes that so epitomise the brutal nature of Israel’s control of Palestine and its people. We welcome Remal Salah and Dima Tadros from the Palestine Councelling Centre to discuss the support they provide to families who have experienced this unimaginable assault. The meeting will be chaired by Linda Ramsden, Director of ICAHD-UK.

Remal Salah is a Senior Psychologist, professional supervisor, and trainer at the Palestinian Counseling Center. Remal has over 20 years of experience in psychological first aid and emergency response in Palestine. Remal holds two Master degrees in Art Therapy and in Psychological and Educational Counseling, as well as a Higher Diploma in Clinical and Community Supervision.

Dima Tadros is a programs development officer and trainer at the Palestinian Counseling Centre. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work at Bethlehem University.

Linda Ramsden is the Director of ICAHD UK which supports the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). For over twenty years ICAHD has been opposing Israel’s cruel, tragic demolition policies that are a gross violation of international law and that have effected hundreds of thousands of Palestinians lives. During 2020 while the coronavirus pandemic has swept through the region, ICAHD has witnessed one of Israel’s largest campaigns of home demolitions since its work began.

Broken Homes”, a report prepared by PCC in conjunction with Save the Children called Broken Homes can be found here:

Explore the icahd website for analysis, statistics, activism and videos on this subject .

We are scared all the time, just scared, all the time scared”:

The Cafe will open with live music
at 3.45pm (UK time) / 5.45pm (Pal time)
The discussion will start at 4.00pm (UK time) / 6.00pm (Pal time)
The whole event is expected to last about 90 minutes

نوفر خدمة الترجمة إلى اللغة العربية في مقهى فلسطين لمن يحتاجون إلىها، سيكون هناك  ملخص حصري ومتداول باللغة العربية للعرض والأسئلة والإجابات.

إذا كنت تحتاج إلى الترجمة إلى اللغة العربية، أرسل رسالة إلى الإيميل التالي:

ستتوفر الترجمة من خلال الانضمام إلى مجموعة في تطبيق الواتساب


ARABIC TRANSLATION AT CAFE PALESTINE: Throughout Cafe Palestine there will be a rolling Arabic text summary of the presentation, questions and answers available via Whatsapp. Please contact if you would like to be added to the Whatsapp Arabic translation group.


2. Palestinian intellectuals critique the IHRA ‘working definition of anti-Semitism’

Essential reading: we have all been aware of the current attempts to re-define anti-Semitism, to marginalise Palestinian rights and silence the international solidarity movement. Now, over 150 Palestinian academics and writers, including Café Palestine’s first speaker Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkain, have signed a clear, principled critique of the IHRA document, which was published in the Guardian last week. The letter can be read in full here:


3. Al Khan Al Ahmar is facing demolition: petition the ICC

The entire village of Khirbet Hamsa in the Jordan Valley was demolished on US election day, leaving 73 Palestinians homeless; a court has ordered the eviction of 400 Palestinians from an entire neighbourhood in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah; 26 Palestinian families (800 people) in Silwan’s Batan al Hawa are newly threatened with eviction. The far-right NGO Regavim has called for the immediate demolition of Al Khan al Ahmar village and its iconic “car tyres” school. The bulldozers may move in at any moment. As Israel continues to ignore international law, its impunity appears to be as unchallenged as ever.

Due to this emergency, international support has been requested by the Bedouin; their lawyer, Adv. Tawfiq Jabareen, called for the international community to work to save the village. Over 24,000 have signed this petition to the ICC to rule in defence of Palestinian rights:


4. Recording of Cafe Palestine 17

The recording of Cafe Palestine 17: “THEATRE, CULTURAL RESISTANCE & THERAPY“ with Jonathan Chadwick, director of Az Theatre in the UK, and Hossam Madhoun and Jamal Al Rozzi. from Gaza’s Theatre for Everybody is now available: