Events

Past Events - 2016

2016 Nakba Forum and Film
February 2016

Film presentation – “Youm Ilak Youm Aleik – Palestinian Refugees from Jerusalem 1948: Heritage, Eviction & Hopes” The film was introduced by Jerusalem resident Nahed Fraitekh. Ms Fraitekh is currently completing her Ph.D. in constitutional law at UNSW.

Emad Burnat presents 5 Broken Cameras
March 2016

Mr. Burnat presented 5 Broken Cameras in a special one-off screening in Sydney, and talk about the years of peaceful protest in his village of Bilin in the Occupied West in Palestine which he documented in his film.

Palestinians Under Occupation
July 2016

Presentations by Hilmi Dabbagh (APPA) and Cathy Peters (CJPP) on the situation facing Palestinians today under Israeli Occupation plus film: Samoud – the Struggle for Al Aarqib. Presented by Filef and CJPP.

John Dugard In Conversation – Has International Law Failed Palestine?
October 2016

CJPP is pleased to present internationally renowned South African Professor John Dugard in conversation with Professor Ben Saul, Challis Chair of International Law at the University of Sydney, with an introduction by Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Chair of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. John Dugard is a South African professor of International Law and Human Rights and has served on the International Court of Justice and as a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories from 2001-2008. As an outspoken critic of the policies of Israel in relation…

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Protest Netanyahu
February 2017

Protest Netanyahu’s visit to Australia

Past Events - 2015

Anti Apartheid Week
March 2015

CJPP supports 11th annual St African Anti Apartheid Week

CJPP at Politics in the Pub
March 2015

Presentation of The Russell Tribunal On Palestine: Preventing The Crime Of Silence

Supporting Yarmouk Refugees
April 2015

supporting the UNWRA Syrian appeal or the Syria Appeal of Australian charity “Act for Peace”

CJPP presents Amira Hass
April 2015

Israeli writer and journalist and Ha’aretz correspondent based in Ramallah in the Occupied West Bank

Commorating Al Nakba 1948
May 2015

Special guests – Fortune and Ibrahiem Jahshan, Palestinian Elders and film screening and discussion in assocation with ICE Parramatta

Gaza One Year Later
July 2015

Fifty Voices for Fifty Days of Conflict – UNRWA

Call for Arms Embargo on Israel – Gaza anniversary
July 2015

On the first anniversary of Israel’s brutal Operation Protective Edge onslaught on Gaza, CJPP again endorses the July 2011 call from the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Boycott G4S
September 2015

Join with international campaign to boycott G4S

CJPP presents Dr Ghada Karmi
September 2015

CJPP presents Palestinian academic, doctor, author and activist, Dr. Ghada Karmi in Sydney

When you Can’t go Home
September 2015

Dinner and Discussion with Dr Ghada Karmi

Recognise Palestine
October 2015

Support John Salisbury’s walk to Canberra from Opera House to Recognise Palestine

Celebrate the launch of PFTA
November 2015

CJPP launches the Palestine Fair Trade Association

Past Events - 2014

Australians Speak Out for BDS
April 2014

All that you want to know and are afraid to ask about the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian human rights. Presented by Australians4BDS – https://www.facebook.com/events/713991665289553/

Remembering Al Nakba in Film
May 2014

As part of CJPP’s annual Nakba commemoration presentation, we present- a series of documentaries by a range of film-makers that focus on the Nakba and ongoing Palestinian oppression – https://www.facebook.com/events/295418997281587/

Hands off Gaza Stop Israeli Crimes
July 2014

The Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP) has called an emergency gathering in Martin Place next week on Wednesday July 2 at 12.30 pm to condemn the current violence against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

Fundraiser for Gaza
July 2014

Music by Joseph Tawadros/Keynote speaker Arwa El Masri – Palestinian-Australian author. Recorded interview with Dr Mona El-Farra from Gaza City with introduction by Prof. Ahmad Shboul Songs from Sydney Arabic Choir / proceeds to Apheda Gaza Appeal

Protest the Gaza assault
July 2014

CJPP joins street protest and march with other Palestinian advocacy organisations to condemn Gaza attack

Rally for Gaza
August 2014

CJPP joins with other Palestinian advocacy organisations to condemn Gaza attack

Past Events - 2013

Al Nakba Commemoration
May 2013

Presentation from Dr Mona Al Farra – https://www.facebook.com/events/387415118037673/

Solidarity dinner with Dr Mona El Farra
June 2013

A farewell dinner and fundraiser. Join acclaimed human rights activist, Gaza blogger and physician, Dr Mona El-Farra

Past Events - 2012

Film Screening – Kingdom of Women “Ain el-Hilweh”
March 2012

A March film screening for International Women’s Day (8th March) and Land Day (30th March). Film introduced by Lynda Voltz, MLC & David Shoebridge, MLC (Co-convenors, NSW Parliamentary Friends of Palestine) and Paul Lynch, MP (Shadow Attorney-General). CJPP speakers to conclude event.

Israeli Peace Activists Speak Out
August 2012

Meet two young Israeli peace activists and hear them discuss their experiences. Sahar was imprisoned in 2008 when she refused to be conscripted into the Israeli army. Micha did his compulsory military service but it gave him a new perspective on his country. Coalition for Justice & Peace In Palestine/ Jews Against the Occupation (Sydney) / The Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies https://www.facebook.com/events/392942847426011/

Past Events - 2011

Conference: Temperatures Rising!
May 2011

Australian civil society & Palestinian freedom: analyses, resistances, solidarities, activisms 14-15 May 2011 | SYDNEY The Coalition for Justice & Peace in Palestine (CJPP) and the Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies (CCS) at the University of Technology, Sydney, are jointly sponsoring a two day conference to analyse current political dynamics and help strategise how to make Australian solidarity with Palestinian self-determination more effective. It’s time to re-focus on the core rights of Palestinians: rights to national freedom, equality, democracy, land and peace… and fundamentally, the right of the refugees to return to their homes. The conference will invite speakers from…

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Blockaded from Gaza, Barred from Bethlehem
July 2011

Welcome home event for Sylvia Hale & Vivienne Porzsolt, Australian participants in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2.

Peacewashing the Occupation
August 2011

This event co-organised by Leichhardt Friends of Hebron, Marrickville Peace Group and CJPP www.hebronleichhardt.wordpress.com

Public forum with Miko Peled
September 2011

Israeli peace activist and former military officer

Seminar with Miko Peled
September 2011

University of NSW

Freedom Carols for Palestine
December 2011

Christmas carols with messages to support Palestine – https://www.facebook.com/events/805852792833595/

Past Events - 2010

To Shoot an Elephant
February 2010

Film screening to support Gaza’s El Wafa Rehabilitation Hospital

Nakba Commemoration
May 2010

International Guest: Professor George Bisharat, Professor of Law, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco. Prof. Bisharat writes frequently on law and politics in the Middle East, both for academic audiences and for major media sources in the U.S. and abroad and his book, Palestinian Lawyers and Israeli Rule: Law and Disorder in the West Bank, is a classic exegesis of the situation of Palestinian lawyers working under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank.

Freedom Flotilla Solidarity Vigil
June 2010

The event was formally endorsed by the Australian Nursing Federation Federal Office, Maritime Union Australia Sydney Branch, the CFMEU NSW, The Greens NSW, Australians for Palestine, The Greens NSW, The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at The University of Sydney, and the International Commission of Jurists, Australia. More than 4000 people were there to show their concern at very short notice.

American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein
June 2010

Independent Australian Jewish Voices (IAJV) and the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP) screening of one of the most controversial films of the year – “AMERICAN RADICAL: the trials of Norman Finkelstein”.

Palestine to the Pacific: Women speak out for freedom
July 2010

Speakers Ms Samah Sabawi, Palestinian writer and activist, and Dr Lisa Natividad, Lecturer, Guam University & indigenous Chamoru activisit

Journeys to Palestine
September 2010

Brisbane Singer songwriter Phil Monsour, and the new film by Inka Stafrace, ‘Hope in a Slingshot’ – the film the ABC fears to show.

Anna Baltzer in Sydney
October 2010

Anna Baltzer, Jewish-American former Fulbright scholar, award-winning lecturer, granddaughter of Holocaust refugees, author of Witness in Palestine. Anna Baltzer is visiting Australia in October as a guest of Australians for Palestine. CJPP, in conjunction with Independent Australian Jewish Voices (IAJV), is hosting her Sydney visit.

Film event: Memory of the Cactus
November 2010

In recognition of the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. A story of dispossession, destruction and continuing displacement – the story behind Israel’s “Canada Park”.

Welcome Dinner with Brother Peter Bray, ViceChancellor of Bethlehem University
December 2010

Forum topic: Education Under Occupation

Past Events - 2009

Newspaper advertisement campaign:
January 2009

CJPP endorsed and requested list members to support an initiative by Australians for Palestine (AFP) and Women for Palestine (WFP) to raise funds for a newspaper advertisement campaign calling on Australians to “say ‘NO’ to Israel’s war crimes.” The newspaper advertisement appeared in eight major Australian newspapers on 23 January.

Leaflet produced “The Gaza Crisis – What you can do”:
January 2009

CJPP produces a guide containing suggestions for where to donate money as well as how to learn more about Palestine and advice on responding to politicians and media outlets.

Forum “Justice for Palestine – Stopping the war on Gaza and starting the peace”
February 2009

two CJPP members, B.Sawalha & V.Porzsolt, participated in a Greens forum about Palestine, exploring the plight of a dispossessed people, the history of the region, moral responses and the way forward.

Film screening “The Iron Wall”
March 2009

CJPP screened Mohammed Alatar’s acclaimed documentary film.

International guest Ms Olfat Mahmoud
April 2009

CJPP hosts a dinner with the visiting director of the Women’s Humanitarian Organisation, a Palestinian women’s NGO working in Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon.

International guest Ms Haneen Zoabi M.K
May 2009

CJPP hosts the Australian tour of newly-elected Palestinian Member of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), Ms Haneen Zoabi. Ms Zoabi delivers the annual Nakba Commemoration Lecture at NSW Parliament House, jointly hosted by the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Palestine and CJPP. Ms Zoabi also address a number of public meetings and CJPP functions.

CJPP Press Conference – Opinion Poll Research
June 2009

CJPP held a press conference at the Waratah Room in NSW Parliament House where CJPP Convenor, Mr Peter Manning, to release the results of a Roy Morgan Opinion Poll commissioned by CJPP and Adelaide’s Australian Friends of Palestine Association. Learn more about this Poll Research here.

Film screening Frontiers of Dreams and Fears
September 2009

CJPP hosts a fundraising event of this film which explores the lives of a group of Palestinian children growing up in refugee camps.

International guest Prof. Saree Makdisi
September 2009

CJPP hosts visiting Professor Saree Makdisi during the Sydney leg of his Australian tour. Prof. Makdisi delivered the annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Adelaide University, then travelled to various cities in Australia.

9/14 November: Jerusalem Quartet Vigil
November 2009

In line with the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, including the cultural boycott advocated by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), CJPP initiated successful vigils outside the Sydney concerts of the Jerusalem Quartet where we distributed postcards to concert audiences to inform them about the issues. The Australian tour of the Jerusalem Quartet is supported financially by the Israeli government

CJPP’s Bethlehem Greeting Cards
November 2009

CJPP made its popular Bethlehem Greeting Cards available again this year.

Protest Rally
December 2009

CJPP participated in a rally protesting the Australian visit of Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom.

Forum with Marrickville Peace Group
December 2009

CJPP member J.Killen was hosted by Marrickville Peace Group regarding her recent trip to the West Bank.

Gaza Freedom Vigil
December 2009

The CJPP-initiated Gaza Freedom Vigil was Australia’s contribution to the world-wide campaign to end the siege of Gaza. The Gaza Freedom Vigil was endorsed by the following organisations: Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, Australian Palestinian Club, Australian Palestinian Professionals Association, Canterbury-Bankstown Peace Group, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine, Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (NSW), Gaza Defence Committee, General Union of Palestinian Workers, Jews Against the Occupation, Leichhardt Friends of Hebron, Maritime Union of Australia (Sydney Branch), Marrickville Peace Group, National Australian Lebanese Council, National Australian Arab Conference, Students for Palestine,…

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Past Events - 2008

Emergency Vigil for Gaza
March 2008

CJPP organised an emergency Rally for Gaza which was supported by the General Union of Palestinian Workers, Stop the War Coalition, and Jews Against the Occupation, amongst others.

CJPP Annual General Meeting
March 2008
Newspaper advertisment
April 2008

CJPP helped garner support for an initiative by Paul Heywood Smith QC, the Chairperson of the Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA) to place an advertisment in The Australian newspaper on 12 March 2008 protesting against the Prime Minister’s motion to honour the 60th anniversary of Israel’s founding

Film event
April 2008

CJPP screened the documentary film Leila Khaled: Hijacker.

May Day Rally
May 2008

CJPP fielded a speaker at the annual Sydney May Day rally, recognising the significance of the 60th year of the Nakba for the Palestinian people.

International guest Ali Abunimah
May 2008

CJPP sponsored the visit of Ali Abunimah to Australia, coordinating his Australian tour in conjunction with solidarity groups in Canberra (AJPP), Melbourne (AFP) and Adelaide (AFOPA). In Sydney, Abunimah spoke at the University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of Western Sydney, Macquarie University and Gleebooks. He also delivered the annual Nakba Commemoration address for the 60th year of the Palestinian Nakba (“catastrophe”) at NSW Parliament House on 15 May.

Film event
July 2008

CJPP screened the documentary film Lebanon Burning, by Peter Manning.

International guest Dr Sara Roy
October 2008

CJPP hosted visiting academic, Dr Sara Roy, on the Sydney leg of her Australian tour. Dr Roy was in Australia to deliver the annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at the University of Adelaide. In Sydney, Dr Roy at the University of NSW, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney and the Seymour Theatre Centre, as well as at a CJPP members dinner.

Film event
November 2008

CJPP screened the documentary film Jerusalem: East Side Story, by Mohammad Alatar, for the first time in Sydney, in recognition of the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Rally
December 2008

CJPP participated in a snap rally called by various Sydney activist groups to protest Israel’s “Operation Cast Lead” invasion of Gaza.

Past Events - 2007

Film screening Visit Palestine
February 2007

A joint event with CJPP and the Leichhardt Peace Group. Introduced by Senator Kerry Nettle, who also showed slides of her recent visit to Palestine.

CJPP Annual General Meeting
March 2007

This year’s AGM featured a talk by Peter Manning and a presentation on lobbying by Michael Shaik from Australians For Palestine.

Vale Professor Tanya Reinhart
March 2007

Tanya Reinhart, a powerful Israeli voice, has been lost. She died suddenly of a stroke in New York on Saturday, March 17. Professor Reinhart was a dedicated political and human rights activist and fiercely opposed to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. She was also a proponent of an academic boycott of Israeli universities to protest the occupation. We were lucky to have the opportunity to hear her speak in Sydney in 2006. CJPP joins activists around the world in mourning her death and we extend our sympathy to her friends and family.

Premiere film screening The Iron Wall
March 2007

CJPP commemorated Palestine Land Day (March 30) with the Sydney premiere of the documentary film by Mohammed Alatar, “The Iron Wall”. The film was preceded by a talk by the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Commission of Jurists, John Dowd QC.

Public Planning Meeting
April 2007

CJPP organised a public meeting to plan Sydney’s contribution to the international day of action in June 2007 commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Occupation.

Palestine – 40 years of Occupation
June 2007

CJPP, together with the General Union of Palestinian Workers (GUPW), hosted a meeting at the NSW Parliament and a rally at the Sydney Town Hall to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Occupation. Mr Paul Lynch MP welcomed guests to the Parliament House. Peter Manning, CJPP Convenor, then chaired a panel of speakers, which included Ms Randa Abdel-Fattah (author & lawyer), Ms Pinad el-Ahmad (Palestinian-Australian teacher), Professor John Macdonald (UWS), and Bishop Pat Power (Auxillary Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn).

International Day of Action – “The World Says No to Israeli Occupation
June 2007

A demonstration at Sydney Town Hall to mark the 40-year anniversary of the June 1967 War, in which the Israeli army took military control of the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Welcome Dinner for the Mayor of Bethlehem
August 2007

CJPP members and guests attended the Welcome Dinner for the Mayor of Bethlehem and his delegation, which was organised by The Australia-Palestine Twin City Committee and the Marrickville Friends of Bethlehem. Guests of honour at the reception were the Mayor of Bethlehem, Dr Victor Batarseh, his wife Mrs Marcelle Batarseh, Father Amjad Sabbara from the Church of the Nativity and Mr Anton Salman, respected Christian lawyer and Bethlehem Councillor.

International guest Dr Ghada Karmi
October 2007

Dr Ghada Karmi is a Palestinian-British author, academic and well-known international commentator on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. CJPP hosted Dr Karmi during the Sydney leg of her Australian tour. A dinner was attended by at least 50 people and all copies of Dr Karmi’s latest book, Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine, sold out

Public Meeting & Film Screening
November 2007

CJPP marked the annual UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29 November) with a talk by the Head of the Palestine Delegation to Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific, Dr Izzat Abdul-Hadi and a film titled Yoom ilak, Yoom aleik: Palestinian refugees from Jerusalem, 1948: Heritage, Eviction & Hope.

Summer Dinner
December 2007

A social dinner for CJPP members and supporters, with fundraising going towards the Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Gaza Emergency Appeal, as well as the ongoing work of CJPP.

Past Events - 2006

Launch of Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine
April 2006

The launch coincides with the 30th anniversary of Palestinian Land Day, which commemorates the killing of six Palestinians in Galilee on 30 March 1976 by Israeli troops during peaceful protests over the confiscation of Palestinian lands. Speakers include Kerry Nettle (Greens), Andrew Ferguson (CFMEU) and Nejmeh Habib (Palestinian author). Our thanks to the CFMEU NSW Branch for the use of their meeting rooms.

Nakba Day Vigil
May 2006

Vigil participants held giant keys as a symbol of Palestinian refugees’ “Right of Return” to their homeland.

Stop Caterkillar Demolishing Palestine – Day of Action
June 2006

The Caterpillar Corporation’s machinery is directly implicated in grave abuses of human rights and humanitarian law by the Israeli army in Occupied Palestine. join the Sydney Rally, 5pm in Martin Place to demand that Caterpillar stop selling bulldozers to Israel until Israel stops using these machines to destroy Palestinian lives and livelihoods in contravention of human rights and humanitarian law.

Social Dinner
July 2006

A social dinner for CJPP members to raise funds for Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA’s Gaza Emergency Appeal.

Public Meeting – Courage to Refuse
August 2006

Speakers included Rotem Mor, an Israeli refusenik, who spent a year and a half in the Israeli Military. He became a conscientious objector and spent a month in jail for refusing to continue his service to the Israeli army. Phil Reiss, Sydneysider just returned from the West Bank, was the second speaker. Our thanks to the LHMU for the use of their auditorium.

Remember Sabra & Shatila
September 2006

Speakers included Mr Izzat Abdulhadi, the Head of General Delegation of Palestine to Australia; Dr Andrew Vincent, Centre for Middle East and North African Studies at Macquarie University.

UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 2006

Premiere film screening of Visit Palestine. The film was introduced by Mr Paul Lynch MP. Ms Rawan Abdul-Nabi then launched the Civitas project in Australia. The event was attended by over 100 people, with funds raised going to Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Gaza Emergency Appeal. Our thanks to the AMWU for providing their theatre venue.

Social Dinner
December 2006

A year-end social dinner for CJPP members.