Sunday, 4 January 2009

Support Palestine

I'm sure all of us are aware of what's happening in Gaza at the moment, and though you may sometimes feel powerless to stop the atrocities, here are a few things you can do which can help make a difference:

1. Protest

National Demonstration: Saturday 10 January

March from Hyde Park to Israeli Embassy

Assemble 12:30 at Hyde Park

2. Support Gaza Emergency Appeal

Donate directly to Islamic Relief through the Justgiving page. Any bloggers can also add the widget on the right hand side of the page.

London Underground Collections

Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Time: 7:00am - 10:00pm

For further information or to volunteer, please call 0782 446 5463 or email Join the Facebook event here.

Charity Dinner for Palestine on behalf of Islamic Relief/ ESL:

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Kleftiko Restaurant
Street: 186 Holland park avenue

Join the Facebook event here.

3. Contact the Media

Friends of Al-Aqsa calls on everyone to contact the media and demand more balanced and fair reporting of the conflict. This should include demands that the Palestinian side of the story is given adequate coverage, which the media can achieve by contacting organisations which support the Palestinian cause such as:

Friends of Al-Aqsa – 07711 823524
Palestine Solidarity Campaign - 020 7700 6192
Stop the War Coalition - 07939 242229


Friends of Al-Aqsa calls on everyone to contact all the media agencies, who are providing imbalanced reporting, including:

BBC News
020 8743 8000 / 0870 0100 222

0207 833 3000

Sky News
020 7705 3000 / 08702 403000

4. Boycott Companies which support Israel
You can find an extensive list of companies that support Israel financially here.

5. Support Fair Trade Initiatives:

Make every penny count by support long term projects which help give Palestinians economic independance. Companies like Zaytoun sell Fair Trade olive oil and related products here in the UK. Check out the Palestine Fair Trade Association for more information.


Supernora said...

ahh sister sister, you are playing the same note book with me. I joined the palestinian organisation, I have ordered olivesoap and thinking my way around int he demonstration jungle how to organise a silent demonstration and go to pray near by green of Israeli embassy for 24 hours.

Anonymous said...

salam, i just want to say aswell all of last week aswell as everyday of next week there will be demonstrations outside the isreali embassy in high street kensington, i think they start from 5 till 7 so anyone who works or studies can go.

Anonymous said...

Salaam all,

I hope this is taken the right way, because I have the best of intentions in writing it.

I just want to say that although this is not an Islamic/religious blog per say, we would all benefit from the advice that making dua should be at the top of our to-do list when looking for ways to help the Palestinians.

I give to Islamic Relief (please do so if you can too) and I work with CAIR in the U.S., where we are organizing protests and coalitions for Gaza. However, Allah loves it most when we ask him for help—let's not forget that!

Scarf Ace said... is also a great site for fair and accurate reporting on the illegal and inhumane gaza raid.

Anonymous said... for live news on esktop, and by Aljazeera (good reporting)

Also, Boycott Israel companies, especially MacDonald and Starbucks

And one more thing, the people in protest seem to g et their hands on the nifty Shahada headbands - where can I get one online or in Canada?


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