10:30 am - 5:00 pm
*THE EVENT IS POSTPONED*
Stop the JNF Campaign Day Conference
The Ethnic Cleasing of Palestinians: The Role of the Jewish National Fund (JNF)
The Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a pillar of Israel’s state-enforced residential segregation. Before the bloody ethnic cleansing that founded the State of Israel, the JNF played a major role in driving Palestinians from land to found Jewish-only communities. The JNF remains active in the Israeli State’s current operations to dispossess the Palestinian people. While planting trees to obliterate evidence of Israel’s crimes, the JNF seeks to present itself internationally as committed to environmental justice.
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown remain Honorary Patrons of the UK JNF, whose charitable status means that all donations are subsidized by UK taxpayers.
The Stop the JNF Sheffield Conference brings together experts in their fields to discuss the history and current criminality of the JNF, and how to continue the fight against the JNF in the UK.
The conference will be followed by a strategy day in Sheffield on April 19th, for those wanting to get active in the campaign. Accommodation can be provided in Sheffield. Register for this here.
Doors open at 10.00.
Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement (via Skype)
Nur Masalha, Palestinian academic and author
Kholoud al-Ajarma, Palestinian activist
Jonathan Cook, journalist and writer based in Nazareth