East Kent Justice for Palestinians


The aim of the group is to work in the east Kent area in support of justice for the Palestinian people, recognising that a just settlement and an end of occupation is a precondition for a sustainable future for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

The Group will seek to promote this aim through such activities as:

Membership of the Group is open to all who support the aim of the Group, including those of all faiths and none.

Agreed at general meeting 22 July 2010

A list of some useful resources can be found here

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Forthcoming Meetings

Meetings are in Canterbury unless otherwise stated

Monday 22 February to Friday 4 March 2016
Israeli Apartheid Week at Canterbury Christchurch University
and at the University of Kent
details to be posted

7.30 pm Thursday 25 February 2016
AGM of East Kent Justice for Palestinians
St Paul's Parish Hall, Church Street, Canterbury CT1 2NH see map

The business part of the meeting will be preceded by a bring-and-share meal and there will be a short film. All members and would-be members are invited.

Recent Meetings

Postcolonial Seminar Series - University of Kent
Amira Hass (Haaretz)
Israel and the Palestinians: Colonialism and Prospects for Justice
6 pm Thursday 28th January 2015
University of Kent, KLT1 (Keynes Lecture Theatre 1)

7.30 pm Tuesday 3 November 2015
Bishop Richard Llewellin reviews the latest situation in Israel/Palestine and speaks about some of those he met on his visit to the West Bank earlier this year. At St Paul's Church Hall, Church Street, Canterbury CT1 2NH

7.30 pm Wednesday 17 March 2015
AGM of East Kent Justice for Palestinians
St Paul's Parish Hall, Church Street, Canterbury CT1 2NH

Monday 23 February to Friday 27 February 2015
Israeli Apartheid Week at the University of Kent

6 p.m. Wednesday 18 February 2015
Dr Keith Dimond Everyday Life in Palestine
Rutherford Lecture Theatre One (RLT1) on campus
Rutherford College Grass Roots Lecture.

Keith Dimond was a member of staff in the Electronic Laboratories (now EDA) for many years, and then became Master of Keynes College before his subsequent retirement. He spent three months serving with a World Council of Churches programme in the Northern Palestinian City of Tulkarm. During this time he accompanied Palestinians in their everyday life, going with farmers to their fields located across the Israeli Barrier or workers who cross the barrier each day to work in Israel. He also met with charitable organisations, both Israeli and International, that provide aid to Palestinians. Over the three months he was able to meet with many Palestinian families and see something of their life. Keith will illustrate the talk with pictures he has taken.

6 p.m. Tuesday 3 February 2015
A meeting of Kent University Palestinian Society
Ahmad Muna The Issue of Jerusalemites: The Past and the Future
Keynes Lecture Theatre Six (KLT6) on the Kent University campus.

Ahmad is a Palestinian from Jerusalem and a graduate of the University of Kent. The status of Jerusalem is one of the core issues of the Israel/Palestine conflict.

earlier meetings...