Activities arranged by UKFBFF in 2006

Two fund-raising concerts:
‘Sample the Culture of Peace’ at St Peter’s Church, Kingston, featuring Yair Dalal, Khaled Almalki, Avi Agababa and brothers Ahmed and Mahmoud Darwish.
‘Dor VaDor’ at Wimbledon Reform Synagogue, featuring the synagogue choir.

Tour of Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin
October-November 2006

22 October 2006
Wilson Hinkes Interfaith Peace Award presentation to FBFF at the London Interfaith Centre.
Interfaith meeting at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wimbledon.
23 October 2006
Meeting at University College London, co-hosted by Friends of Palestine and the Jewish Society.
Ali Abu Awwad, Robi Damelin and Tamara Rabinowitz visited Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham and Coventry, addressing audiences at universities and schools, and public meetings in civic centres.
23 October 2006
Manchester Town Hall.
24 October 2006
Manchester University.
David Lloyd Centre, Leeds.
25 October 2006
University of Leicester.
26 October 2006
Nottingham University.
Rutland Square Hotel, Nottingham.
29 October 2006
University of Leicester.
30 October 2006
Centennial Centre, Ladywood, Birmingham.
All three delegates spoke about their personal losses in the Israel/Palestine conflict, how they became involved in the Bereaved Families Forum and the impact this had had on their lives and on the lives of other Israeli and Palestinian families.

Tour of Birmingham and Coventry by Tamara Rabinowitz and Ali Abu Awwad

30 October 2006
King David’s Junior School.
Small Heath School.
31 October 2006
Muslim Women’s Group.
Joseph Chamberlain College.
1 November 2006
St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry.
2 November 2006
King Edwards School, Fiveways.
Moseley School.
Great Barr School.
3 November 2006
Matthew Boulton College.
College for International Citizenship.
King Edwards, Edgbaston.
4 November 2006
Birmingham Synagogue.
5 October 2006
Muslim Association.
6 February 2006
Meeting at the House of Lords, Chair: Huw Irranca-Davies MP. Co-hosted by Lord Ahmed and Baroness Greengross. Poetry reading by Juliet Stevenson.
7 February 2006
Meeting at ‘2simple’ with Hendon residents.
Meeting with Shireen Essawi and Amit Kitain. UCL. Chair: Prof. Michael Berkowitz. (Co-hosted by Friends of Palestine and Jsoc.)
Meeting with Robi Damelin and Nadwa Sarandah at the East London Mosque. Chairs: Dr Richard Stone and Dr Abdul Bari. Hosted by Alif/Aleph.
8 February 2006
Round-table discussion with Robi Damelin and Nadwa Sarandah at Chatham House. Chair: Prof. Yossi Mekelberg.
Meeting with Shireen and Amit at Manchester University. Chair: Dr. Edmund Herzig. Words of Welcome: The Mayor of Manchester.
Meeting with Robi and Nadwa hosted by the ‘Olive Tree’ project. Chair: Prof. Yossi Mekelberg. Venue: City University. (The ‘Olive Tree’ is a project of Israeli and Palestinian students who live and study together while pursuing degrees in London.)
Interfaith meeting with Robi, Nadwa, Amit and Shireen at Oxford University. Chair: Canon Brian Mountford. Words of welcome: Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.
9 February 2006
Fringe meeting with Robi and Nadwa at the Synod. Chair: Bishop Christopher Herbert (chair of the Council of Christian and Jews).
Meeting with Robi and Nadwa at Wimbledon Reform Synagogue. Chair: the Bishop of Kingston.
Meeting with Shireen and Amit at Edinburgh University. Chaired by Prof. Mike Adler and Professor Yassir Suleiman.
10 February 2006
Meeting with Amit and Shireen at Atlantic College, Wales.
Dinner with Amit and Shireen at Bristol University (co-hosted by Isoc and Jsoc).
11 February 2006
Meeting with Robi and Nadwa at the Temple of Peace, Cardiff. Chair: Huw Irranca-Davies MP.
13 February 2006
Public meeting with Robi and Nadwa hosted by ‘the Ministry for Peace’ at the House of Commons.
Meeting with Shireen and Amit at Leeds University. Chair: Dr Clive Jones. Hosted by UJS.