A group of islanders came together yesterday, 15th of May, joining in a worldwide event which commemorated #Hakba 73 – 73 years since Palestinians were forcibly evicted from their homes by Israeli forces.
Orkney Friends of Palestine will be holding a small silent vigil outside the St Magnus Cathedral, on Saturday 15th of May between midday and 1pm.
Orkney Friends of Palestine took part in a silent vigil on the steps of St Magnus Cathedral on Saturday, 4th of July.
OFoP will hold a silent vigil on Saturday, 4th July, between 11 am and noon on the steps of St Magnus Cathedral Orkney. In keeping with physical distancing the group plan to have no more than 5 people taking part.
The vintage afternoon tea was exactly that . There was a nicely laid out table with fresh daffodils and pussy willow for decoration .
‘Olive farming is about heritage, it’s not just about money. We inherit this land from our parents and we give it to our children.’ Belal Eid, Jorat Amra Cooperative
Local cafes in Orkney will be serving delicious chocolate cakes, buns and biscuits made with Fairtrade cocoa throughout the fortnight of 25th of February to 10th of March.
They are aiming to raise £2,500 which will go towards Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) in Lebanon.
The renowned surgeon and politician Dr Phillipa Whitford is to speak at two meetings in Orkney this week highlighting the impact of Brexit on the NHS and the work she has done as a breast cancer specialist in Palestine.
Starts 7.30pm. Admission is free