Tag : palestine

Israeli Spokesperson Sparks Protests on Campus

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Members of Leeds University Union’s Palestine Solidarity Group staged a silent protest on Wednesday to show their opposition to Yiftah Curiel, a spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in London, speaking at an event organised by LUU’s J-Soc and POLIS. PSG members staged a sit-in protest at the event, ‘Yiftah Curiel … Read More

Union votes "yes" to Al-Quds University twinning

3 years ago / 0 comments

University of Leeds students have voted yes to a referendum to twin with Al-Quds University in Palestine. The results of the referendum were as follows: 1161 people voted in favour of the motion, 851 people voted against the motion and 23 people abstained from voting. In the run up to … Read More

The Case for Al-Quds

3 years ago / 0 comments

As the semester draws to a close, with those final assignments being submitted and the holiday spirit kicking in, this last week at university is set to be a busy one for us all. Amidst the holiday excitement, this week not only marks Human Rights Week, but it also stages … Read More

Leeds scholars sign up to Israeli boycott

3 years ago / 0 comments

Eleven University of Leeds scholars have declared that they will be boycotting Israeli academic institutions in response to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land. The declaration to show solidarity to Palestinians has a list of 300 signatories from a range of British universities who will be boycotting the universities. It … Read More

Palestinian Solidarity Group commemorate lost lives in vigil

3 years ago / 0 comments

On Thursday LUU’s Palestinian Solidarity Group, who aim to raise awareness on campus of the contemporary and historical situation in Palestine, held a vigil outside of the Union to commemorate those killed in the recent wave of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. PSG’s co-president Yusra Ahmed, a second year Middle … Read More

LUU PSG stage mock checkpoint as part of ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’

4 years ago / 0 comments

Members of the Palestinian Solidarity Group organised a mock checkpoint outside the Union on Tuesday. The demonstration was part of the ‘internationally recognised Israeli Apartheid week. The checkpoint was constructed to raise awareness of the restriction of movement for Palestinians caused by the Israeli occupation. Students acted as Israeli Defence Force … Read More

Comment | Let’s talk about Gaza

4 years ago / 0 comments

The conflict currently raging in Gaza is the third in six years. I use the word ‘conflict’ to describe the confrontation between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement that governs the Gaza strip, with hesitation. In fact, I probably shouldn’t use it at all. This is because the word … Read More

TV | The Honourable Woman – Nothing is what it seems in this exceptional spy thriller

4 years ago / 0 comments

A tight close-up of a blade and the swish of metal on metal, but the camera pans out to show it’s only a wire bread basket and tongs. A waiter neatly lines the basket with a napkin and fills it with bread, laughing and joking with other staff in the … Read More

Comment | Israel's abuses must end

5 years ago / 0 comments

Israeli Apartheid Week is often accused of been divisive, creating tensions and alienating people. These accusations are completely correct, in that it divides those who defend apartheid from those who do not. The International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid state that the crime of … Read More

Photo: PSG construct Union checkpoint

6 years ago / 0 comments

Members of the Palestinian Solidarity Group constructed a checkpoint outside Leeds University Union this week. The stunt intended to highlight the day-to-day struggles faced by Palestinians living in the West Bank. Second year English student Joe Bilsborough explained how “checkpoints are one of the main systems used by the Israeli … Read More