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Palestine Action protesters target Piccadilly Gardens bank building again - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - New York - county Garden - Israel - Palestine
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
16.04.2024 / 08:23

Palestine Action protesters target Piccadilly Gardens bank building again

Pro-Palestine protesters have targeted the offices of a bank in Manchester city centre again.

Alcopop and Big Scary Monsters record labels join The Great Escape boycott over Barclaycard sponsorship in solidarity with Gaza - www.nme.com - Israel - Palestine
nme.com
16.04.2024 / 01:41

Alcopop and Big Scary Monsters record labels join The Great Escape boycott over Barclaycard sponsorship in solidarity with Gaza

The Great Escape over its ties to Barclays bank.The Brighton-based festival is sponsored by the bank, which has been a source of controversy amid the current events in Gaza because of its financial investment in companies that supply arms to Israel.The issue was first highlighted by a petition started by the promoter How to Catch a Pig and the band The Menstrual Cramps, and has since been signed by artists including Kneecap, Lambrini Girls, Alfie Templeman, Lip Critic, Wunderhorse and Mary in the Junkyard who have urged the festival to drop Barclays as a sponsor. Altogether, 208 of the 440 bands who had originally been booked for the line-up have signed the petition, which has 977 signees in total.It reads: “A bank that is involved in Israel’s genocide has no place at The Great Escape, which is a fixture of the independent music scene and has a prized place in the industry.

Foreign Office issues urgent warning for 18 countries including Dubai and Egypt - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Manchester - Jordan - Dubai - Saudi Arabia - Egypt - Syria - Iran - Qatar - Iraq - Uae - Algeria - Morocco - Tunisia - Israel - Lebanon - Oman - Palestine - Bahrain - Libya - Yemen - Kuwait
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
13.04.2024 / 09:41

Foreign Office issues urgent warning for 18 countries including Dubai and Egypt

The Foreign Office has issued a new urgent travel warning for 18 countries, including popular Mediterranean holiday destinations. The government's latest advisory cautions travellers about an increased risk of terrorist attacks in countries around the southern Mediterranean and the Middle East due to heightened tensions following recent events in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Israeli Film Festival Says UK Cinema Chains Have Backed Out Of Hosting Screenings Over “Safety Concerns” - deadline.com - Britain - Ukraine - Russia - city Cambridge - Israel - Palestine
deadline.com
09.04.2024 / 12:59

Israeli Film Festival Says UK Cinema Chains Have Backed Out Of Hosting Screenings Over “Safety Concerns”

The Seret International Film Festival, an Israeli film event hosted in cities across the globe, has criticized its longtime UK partners Picturehouse and Curzon Cinemas for backing out of this year’s event over what organizers described as “safety concerns.”

Succession star Brian Cox among Scots auctioning items in Palestinian aid fundraiser - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Scotland - USA - county Charles - Palestine
dailyrecord.co.uk
09.04.2024 / 12:07

Succession star Brian Cox among Scots auctioning items in Palestinian aid fundraiser

Scots stars have joined celebrities from around the world to help raise funds for Palestinian aid.

Joaquin Phoenix, Elliott Gould, Chloe Fineman and More Jewish Creatives Support Jonathan Glazer’s Oscars Speech in Open Letter (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - county Elliott - Israel - Palestine - city Broad
variety.com
05.04.2024 / 14:35

Joaquin Phoenix, Elliott Gould, Chloe Fineman and More Jewish Creatives Support Jonathan Glazer’s Oscars Speech in Open Letter (EXCLUSIVE)

Ellise Shafer Joaquin Phoenix, Elliott Gould, Chloe Fineman and more than 150 other Jewish creatives have signed an open letter in support of Jonathan Glazer’s Oscars speech. The list of 151 signees obtained by Variety also includes Phoenix’s sister Rain, three-time Oscar nominee Debra Winger, “May December” director Todd Haynes, “Sorry to Bother You” helmer Boots Riley, acclaimed filmmaker Joel Coen, “Room” director Lenny Abrahamson, “Arrested Development” star David Cross, documentarian Amy Berg, “Barbie” actor Hari Nef, legendary playwright Tom Stoppard, former Focus Pictures CEO James Schamus, comedian Kate Berlant, “You Hurt My Feelings” director Nicole Holofcener, “Secrets & Lies” auteur Mike Leigh, “Passages” filmmaker Ira Sachs, “Gossip Girl” actor and writer Tavi Gevinson, “The Princess Bride” actor Wallace Shawn, “Bottoms” director Emma Seligman, “Mistress America” star Lola Kirke, “Zola” helmer Janicza Bravo, “Broad City” stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson and IndieWire film critic David Ehrlich.

Hazel Grove MP William Wragg apologises over involvement in sexting scandal - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Palestine
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
04.04.2024 / 21:13

Hazel Grove MP William Wragg apologises over involvement in sexting scandal

Hazel Grove MP William Wragg has apologised over his involvement in a sexting scandal that targeted fellow MPs. It is reported that police are investigating after politicians were targeted and sent flirtatious messages.

The Mancunian Way: A protest in art - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Palestine
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
04.04.2024 / 13:19

The Mancunian Way: A protest in art

After a Manchester venue cancelled a Palestinian event last week, the fallout has spilled into the gallery’s other exhibitions.

'When this is over, I will live in a tent next to my demolished house' - www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk - Britain - Manchester - Israel - Palestine
manchestereveningnews.co.uk
03.04.2024 / 06:07

'When this is over, I will live in a tent next to my demolished house'

Dr Mona El-Farra has lost everything. Her family home, her precious childhood memories and many of her friends and colleagues.

Scooter Braun Launches 'Care Together Campaign' to Support Both Palestinians Affected By War & Families of Israeli Hostages - www.justjared.com - USA - Israel - Palestine
justjared.com
02.04.2024 / 20:47

Scooter Braun Launches 'Care Together Campaign' to Support Both Palestinians Affected By War & Families of Israeli Hostages

Scooter Braun is launching a new campaign to support both Palestinians in Gaza who have been affected by the war, as well as families of Israeli hostages.

Humza Yousaf condemns sickening racist graffiti found near his Dundee home - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Scotland - Pakistan - Egypt - county Hamilton - Palestine
dailyrecord.co.uk
02.04.2024 / 10:21

Humza Yousaf condemns sickening racist graffiti found near his Dundee home

Humza Yousaf has warned it is "increasingly difficult" to shield his children from racism after he was targeted with Islamophobic graffiti near his Dundee home.

Chef José Andrés Says World Central Kitchen Members Were Killed in Gaza Airstrike - variety.com - Bahamas - Ukraine - Indonesia - Turkey - Morocco - Israel - Palestine
variety.com
02.04.2024 / 02:47

Chef José Andrés Says World Central Kitchen Members Were Killed in Gaza Airstrike

Michaela Zee Celebrity chef and humanitarian José Andrés has announced that several members of his World Central Kitchen nonprofit organization were killed in Gaza on Monday. “I am heartbroken and grieving for their families and friends and our whole WCK family,” Andrés wrote on X/Twitter. “There are people…angels…I served alongside in Ukraine, Gaza, Turkey, Morocco, Bahamas, Indonesia.

Row Breaks Out After UK Theatre Cancels Palestinian Writers Event, Citing Safety Concerns - deadline.com - Britain - Manchester - Palestine
deadline.com
01.04.2024 / 10:23

Row Breaks Out After UK Theatre Cancels Palestinian Writers Event, Citing Safety Concerns

Less than a week ago, the UK’s popular art venue the Home Theatre in Manchester was sharing on social media that it would be “celebrating Palestinian voices” at an event called Voices of Resilience in April.

Ramy Youssef prays for a ‘free Palestine’ and to ‘free the hostages’ in emotional ‘SNL’ monologue - nypost.com - Israel - Palestine
nypost.com
31.03.2024 / 18:23

Ramy Youssef prays for a ‘free Palestine’ and to ‘free the hostages’ in emotional ‘SNL’ monologue

delivered an impassioned opening monologue as host of “Saturday Night Live.”“This is an incredibly spiritual weekend,” the “Ramy” creator began on a light note. “We’re in the holy month of Ramadan. Tomorrow is Easter.

Ramy Youssef Asks God to ‘Free the People of Palestine’ and ‘Free the Hostages’ in Heartfelt ‘SNL’ Monologue - variety.com - Israel - Palestine
variety.com
31.03.2024 / 04:35

Ramy Youssef Asks God to ‘Free the People of Palestine’ and ‘Free the Hostages’ in Heartfelt ‘SNL’ Monologue

Ethan Shanfeld In his “Saturday Night Live” monologue, Ramy Youssef called for a free Palestine and for the release of the hostages taken in the Israel-Hamas War. At the top of his monologue, Youssef joked, “This is an incredibly spiritual weekend. We’re in the holy month of Ramadan.

UK’s Eurovision Entry Olly Alexander Rejects Call To Boycott Contest Over Israel-Gaza Conflict - deadline.com - Britain - Sweden - Israel - Palestine
deadline.com
30.03.2024 / 09:57

UK’s Eurovision Entry Olly Alexander Rejects Call To Boycott Contest Over Israel-Gaza Conflict

This year’s UK Eurovision entry has rejected calls for him to boycott this year’s Song Contest in protest at Israel being included in the competition.

Palestinian Directors Overseas Watch the War at Home — And Wrestle With Cinema’s Role in Conveying the Turmoil - variety.com - Britain - Qatar - Israel - Palestine
variety.com
29.03.2024 / 16:51

Palestinian Directors Overseas Watch the War at Home — And Wrestle With Cinema’s Role in Conveying the Turmoil

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent On Oct. 7, when the Israel-Hamas war broke out, Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir was just one week away from starting principal photography in Bethlehem, 45 miles from Gaza, on “All Before You.”The Oscar-nominated filmmaker’s long-gestating project reconstructs the 1936 farmer-led revolt against British colonial rule and the influx of Jewish settlements in Palestine that has been at the root of the conflict.

Olly Alexander confirms he will not boycott Eurovision: “It wouldn’t bring us any closer to our shared goal” - www.nme.com - Britain - Israel - Palestine
nme.com
29.03.2024 / 15:39

Olly Alexander confirms he will not boycott Eurovision: “It wouldn’t bring us any closer to our shared goal”

Olly Alexander has confirmed that he will not boycott this year’s Eurovision, despite Israel’s inclusion, saying “it wouldn’t bring us any closer to our shared goal”.The UK’s entry in this year’s competition has faced calls to withdraw in solidarity with Palestine, but it appears that will not be happening.In a personal statement posted on his social media accounts, he said: “I wholeheartedly support action being taken to demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, the return of all hostages and the safety and security of all civilians in Palestine and Israel.“I know some people will choose to boycott this year’s Eurovision and I understand and respect their decision.”Queers for Palestine sent me their letter asking me to withdraw from the ESC earlier this week and I responded to them directly, I’m sharing my response here alongside this mornings collective artist statement

Olly Alexander responds to Eurovision boycott calls: “We firmly believe in the unifying power of music” - www.nme.com - Ireland - Norway - Portugal - Switzerland - Denmark - Finland - Israel - Palestine - Lithuania - San Marino
nme.com
29.03.2024 / 11:47

Olly Alexander responds to Eurovision boycott calls: “We firmly believe in the unifying power of music”

Olly Alexander and a number of other performers have released a joint statement about their participation in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after calls to boycott the competition in solidarity with Palestine.Yesterday (March 28) hundreds of queer artists, individuals and organisations called on Alexander to pull out of the competition this year, after its refusal to expel Israel.Now, Alexander, alongside Ireland’s Bambie Thug, Norway’s Gåte, Portugal’s Iolanda, San Marino’s Megara, Switzerland’s Nemo, Denmark’s SABA, Lithuania’s Silvester Belt and Finland’s Windows95Man, have signed a letter outlining their response.“We want to begin by acknowledging the privilege of taking part in Eurovision,” it begins.pic.twitter.com/VBNQWwPe46— olly alexander (@alexander_olly) March 29, 2024“In light of the current situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and particularly in Gaza, and in Israel, we do not feel comfortable being silent. It is important to us to stand in solidarity with the oppressed and communicate our heartfelt wish for peace, an immediate and lasting ceasefire, and the safe return of all hostages.

Bill Clinton And Barack Obama Join Joe Biden For Blockbuster Radio City Fundraiser; Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Protest Outside Event - deadline.com - Israel - Palestine - city Radio - city Raleigh
deadline.com
29.03.2024 / 00:05

Bill Clinton And Barack Obama Join Joe Biden For Blockbuster Radio City Fundraiser; Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Protest Outside Event

Joe Biden was joined by his predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton today for a taping of the Smartless podcast, a prelude to a large-scale showbiz filled fundraiser this evening at Radio City Music Hall.

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