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The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and the New Theatre will hold a Palestinian Cultural Night in Dublin, on 29 November. The Palestinian Cultural Night will present Palestinian food, film, music, poetry and prose, including a film screening of ‘When I Saw You’ by Annemarie Jacir, plus an exhibition of posters from the IPSC archive.
On 28 November, the “Association belgo-palestinienne” will hold a one-day event: “ABP – 40 ans de solidarité avec la Palestine”, in Brussels. Among the speakers will be the new Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Belgium and numerous NGO representatives including Addameer. The situation of Palestinian political prisoners and the psychological consequences of life under the occupation will be discussed. A concert, picture and sculpture exhibition will close the event.
On 29 October in Washington D.C., the Palestine Center of the Jerusalem Fund received Dr. Yasser Abu-Jamei, Executive Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, and Ran Goldstein, Executive Director of Physicians for Human Rights, Israel. They discussed the impact of the blockade as well as the mental and physical health crisis of children in Gaza. You can watch the video of the discussion here. Dr. Abu-Jamei and Mr. Goldstein were on a US tour from 13 to 31 October at the invitation of dozens of medical institutions, universities, faith groups, and advocates including Rebuilding Alliance, the Gaza Mental Health Foundation, the Seattle Physicians for Social Responsibility, Psychologists for Social Responsibility, Harvard School of Public Health, the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, and Jewish Voice for Peace.
A photo exhibit entitled “Palestinian Children: Overcoming Tragedies with Hope, Dreams, Resilience and Dignity” featuring photographs of Palestinian children in Gaza was inaugurated in the public lobby of the UN on the evening of 23 November. On behalf of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Vice Chairman of the Palestinian Rights Committee thanked civil society throughout the world who work and support the Palestinian people.