Talk and concert in Worcester on Thursday 2nd October 2014

Worcester Palestine Friendship double event.

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions Talk

Firstly, in St George’s Catholic Church Parish Hall (our usual venue), Ofer Neiman from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) will give a talk about his work and the organisations with which he is involved, including the Israeli BDS organisation, Boycott From Within. Ofer is an Israeli citizen brought up in a liberal Zionist environment. He is also a member of group called Jews Against Genocide. His talk will start at 5pm and will be followed by refreshments and a discussion ending at around 6:30pm. The talk is free but donations to the work of ICHAD would be welcome.

Musical Concert and Q&A

This will then be followed by a concert by the Galilee Quartet in the main church building which is adjacent to the parish hall. This will start at 7pm so please note this is earlier than the normal start time for Worcester Palestine Friendship guests.

The Galilee Quartet is made up of three brothers and their sister from the Saad family. They are a highly talented group of siblings who play regularly with the Palestine Strings (the orchestra that Nigel Kennedy invited to play with him his Orchestra of Life at the 2013 Proms in the Royal Albert Hall) as well as by themselves as the Galilee Quartet. The oldest brother, Omar has served time in an Israeli military prison for refusing to serve in the Israeli Defence Force. As an Israeli Arab Druze, the law does not exempt him from performing national service, but he very publicly announced his intention not to serve in an army that is responsible for maintaining the occupation and oppressing his fellow Palestinians. He was punished for his conscientious objection. He and his brothers and sisters are in the UK promoting the work of Amnesty International although their performance in Worcester will be in aid of Medical Aid for Palestinians. After the concert there will be a chance to ask questions of the family about their music and about their experiences as Arabs living in Israel.

Posters for these events

ICAHD poster

Galilee Quartet Poster 2 Oct 2014

and also Evesham 3rd October
Evesham Galilee Quartet 3 Oct 2014

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