MARCH TOGETHER – LONDON ON SATURDAY: plus 75 Years of the Nakba this Friday and other links

For those attending the NAKBA 75 national demonstration on Saturday 13th May, the UK-Palestine Mental Health Network (UKPALMHN) will be walking together, alongside supporters supporters of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions – UK (ICAHD-UK).

Our meeting place before the march is outside Café Nero at 273 Regent Street W1B 2EZ and at the corner of Great Castle Street; the nearest tube station is Oxford Circus.

Look out for UK-Palestine Mental Health Network banner!

In this mailing:
1. 75 years of the Nakba: Webinar 12 May and London March 13 May
2. ‘Shoah, Trauma and the Nakba’. Jews for Palestine-Ireland meeting 17 May
3. Dr Yasser Abu Jamei in the UK
4. Interview with Lara Sheehi, targeted by lobby groups in the US.

Online Meeting Friday 12th, plus join us on the London March, Saturday 13th

a) ‘Palestinian Collective Memory: 75 Years of Nakba and Resistance’
Friday 12th May at 6pm UK / 8pm Palestine

Join an online event organised by the Palestine Global Mental Health Network. The impressive line-up includes Jeanine Hourani, Asrar Kayal, Lama Khouri, Rozeen Marjieh and Rawan Nemer, with discussants Lara and Stephen Sheehi.

Further information, speaker backgrounds and Zoom link HERE.

b) NAKBA 75 – National March: Free Palestine – End Apartheid
Saturday 13th May 2023 at 12pm UK
Location: The BBC, Portland Place W1A, London
Organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Palestine Forum in Britain, Friends of Al Aqsa, Muslim Association of Great Britain and CND.

See online details here.

Meeting place for the UKPMHN to walk together, alongside supporters of ICAHD-UK: outside Café Nero at 273 Regent Street W1B 2EZ and at the corner of Great Castle Street; the nearest tube station is Oxford Circus. Please look out for UK Mental Health Palestine Banner.

2.  ‘Shoah, Trauma and the Nakba’Wednesday 17th May at 7pm UK / 9pm PalestineJews for Palestine-Ireland meeting including speakers from the West Bank, Gaza, Ireland and Dr Mohamed Altawil from the Palestine Trauma Centre UK. It is hoped that Ruchama Marton, founder of Physicians for Human Rights-Israel will also take part. 

To register email:
3. Dr Yasser Abu Jamei in the UKA reminder that Dr Yasser Abu Jamei, Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, will be in the UK later in the month.We anticipate two opportunities to hear him speak in London. The first will be at Birkbeck University on Thursday 25th May from 5pm – 7pm at a gathering chaired by Jacqueline Rose.

Further details, and to register, visit this link.  

4. ‘Fighting the Israel Lobby’s Racism’: an interview with Lara Sheehi

An independent investigation exonerated Professor Sheehi from the charge of anti-Semitism, and concluded that ‘the expansive view of the definition of antisemitism’ pressed by the lobby organisation Stand With Us, ‘if accepted in the university environment, could infringe on free speech principles and academic freedom’. 

This interview was published on the Electronic Intifada website in February.