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Friday 9th October we are live with rock legend Roger Waters!
We're live tomorrow with Roger Waters. Tickets are limited, register now to avoid disappointment.

Roger Waters is one of the most important musicians of our time. A founding member of legendary progressive rock band Pink Floyd, he has also had a prolific solo career since leaving the band in 1985.

Join us Friday October 9th, same time, 4pm UK // 6pm Palestine // 11am EDT. Host Mark Seddon speaks live to Roger Waters taking centre stage and answering your questions. Learn more about Roger's voyage of discovery on Palestine and hear his thoughts on the most important issues of our time. Register on Eventbrite.

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ACRPS' wide-ranging 2019-2020 Arab Opinion survey reveals huge opposition to normalisation with Israel (The New Arab)

"The 2019-2020 Arab Opinion Index (AOI), published by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies on Tuesday, indicates a significant discord between popular sentiments and government rhetoric on the question of Palestine specifically in Saudi Arabia and Sudan, where the political elite has been making overtures to Israel recently."

"Three quarters of the survey's 28,000 respondents said they thought the Palestinian cause concerns all Arabs, not just Palestinians, however this rose to 89% among respondents in Saudi Arabia, the second highest among the countries surveyed."

"Notably, only 13% of Sudanese respondents were in favour of their country recognising Israel, with 79% rejecting such a move."

"Meanwhile in Saudi Arabia only 6% of respondents said they agreed to the recognition of Israel, with 65% saying they rejected it."
EU gives Palestinians ultimatum by linking aid to financial ties with Israel (Axios)

"European Union leaders have told the Palestinian Authority they will refuse to provide any additional financial aid as long as the Palestinians refuse to accept tax revenues collected by Israel, European diplomats and Israeli officials tell me."

"As part of that new position, the Palestinian Authority stopped accepting tax revenues amounting to $150million per month that are collected on its behalf by Israel."

"But the EU, France, Germany, the U.K. and Norway made clear that they consider annexation to now be off the table, and thus the Palestinians should accept the $750 million in revenues now held by the Israeli Ministry of Finance."
 
Palestinian in critical condition after 70-day hunger strike (Al Jazeera)

"Relatives and supporters of a Palestinian man held without charge by Israel said he was in critical condition in an Israeli hospital following a hunger strike of more than 70 days."

"Maher al-Akhras, 49, began his hunger strike after he was arrested and placed into administrative detention in late July."

Al-Akhras’s wife, Taghreed told Associated Press, “He lost half of his weight. He suffers spasms,” she said. “He has a constant strong headache and constant buzzing in the ears, fatigue, with no energy to talk to me.”

Qadura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, said: “Administrative detention is a crime and should end. We hold Israel fully responsible for his life and call for his immediate release.”

Jeremy Corbyn Was Successful When He Stuck to His Socialist Principles (The Jacobin)

Ed McNally reviews Owen Jones' This Land which promises to the tell the inside story of the Corbyn movement and why it failed.

"Attacks on Corbyn over the past five years were only superficially about the man himself. Many headline-grabbing controversies had a deeper purpose, of delegitimizing the causes for which he had long stood — above all, that of the Palestinian people."

"In This Land, we are given an account of Israel’s history in which there is no mention of 1948 and the Nakba. Rather, Jones tells us that 'the collective communities of the kibbutzim seemed like the incubators of a new socialist society.' It was only after 1967, he says, that Israel 'came to resemble a colonial occupier.'"

"Then comes a sentence which could have been written by Shimon Peres: 'with the right-wing Likud party in power, Israel jettisoned its original socialist principles.'"

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Organised by Labour and Palestine. Kindly hosted on Zoom & Streamed by Arise: A Festival of Labour's Left ideas. Register at Eventbrite.
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