From Balfour to BDS: Is it ‘immoral’ to support the sanctions movement?

[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?

Supporting Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli gaols

[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

Articles by Rita Giacaman and Ruchama Marton

[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

Public morals in the UK and Israel

[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