NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE MAIREAD MAGUIRE AND PEACE PERSON ANN PATTERSON
 DEPORTED FROM EGYPT WHILE EN ROUTE TO GAZA WITH WOMENS DELEGATION

Israel/Palestine, Press Releases
On 5th March, 2014 Mairead Maguire and Ann Patterson, members of the Peace People, N.Ireland were deported from Egypt as they attempted to enter the country in order to join an international delegation of 100 women wishing to visit Gaza via the Egyptian Rafah Border. The women from around the world had been invited by the Women of Gaza to join them on 8th March, International Women’s Day. Only 17 of the 100 women were allowed to enter Egypt and those turned away were given no reason for this decision by the Egyptian Government, who later when challenged, said those refused entry to Egypt had been black-listed. (They gave no criteria for blacklisting the Women.) The Egyptian Government has closed the Rafah Border until Sunday 9th March when it is…
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PEACE PEOPLE Joins International Delegation of Women to visit Women of Gaza.

Israel/Palestine, Press Releases
In response to a call from the women of Gaza, PEACEPEOPLE Delegation is joining an international coalition of 100 women travelling to Gaza to witness the hardships facing the l.7 million residents, to deliver humanitarian aid, and call attention to the need for a serious strategy to achieve peace and justice for Palestinians. The delegations will attempt to enter Gaza through Egypt at the Rafah border on March 6th. They will be in Gaza for International Womens Day, which is on March 8th, and return to Egypt on March 12th. The delegation will be delivering solar lamps to the women of Gaza, who have been facing severe electricity shortages. The delegation includes Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, and Ann Patterson, Peace People representative. Also members of organizing event include CODEPINK…
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Support Palestinians call for BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign until Palestinian Human Rights are recognized by Israel.

Israel/Palestine, Press Releases
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, called on the International community to be brave and support B.D.S. Campaign until the Israeli Government recognizes Palestinian Human Rights. Mairead Maguire said: ‘The Palestinian narrative is a story of a prolonged occupation by Israel based on policies of Apartheid and racism, ongoing building on Palestinian land of Israeli settlements, house demolitions, and the continued denial by Israel of the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people. Gaza, the largest open air prison in the world, of which Israel is its jailer as it holds the keys and totally controls all aspects of life of the people of Gaza. One and a half million people in Gaza, mostly under 2l years of age, continue in the words of Israeli Professor and Academic, Jeff Halper, to…
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An Introduction to Human Rights, Media and Campaigning in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Israel/Palestine, Training
Promises: a six week development education course The Israel-Palestine Conflict is one of the most long running and misunderstood conflicts of modern times. Investigating its history and portrayal in the media, and using human rights law as an analytical tool, this course will untangle what the issues are and provide paths for participants to affect positive change.  Using development education methodologies this course will challenge opinions and appeal to those interested in human rights, activism and conflict studies. Faciliatator: Richard Irvine, co-ordinator of The Palestine Education Initiative, lecturer at Queen's University and former Education Officer of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign   Previous participants said: “The course really deconstructed the conflict from a human rights perspective and enabled me to view it from a less emotionally-driven point of view”.  “I feel…
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