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“A conversation in a grocery store reminded me I can never give up”: Standing Together’s Uri Weltmann in the Metro

Standing Together’s National Field Organiser Uri Weltmann has written an opinion piece for the UK newspaper Metro. We republish the article below. The original is available on the Metro website here.

Fighting to change a destructive status quo: reflections on Standing Together’s Haifa conference

Danielle Bett is a Scottish-Israeli activist who works as Director of Communications for Yachad UK. She attended Standing Together’s recent conference in Haifa, and wrote this report for UK Friends of Standing Together. Danielle writes in a personal capacity.

Shahd Bishara: “Peace is not only the absence of war, but the recognition of the rights and dignity of all people who live here.”

An excerpt of a speech given by Palestinian activist Shahd Bishara, at Standing Together’s 4th National Congress on 2 February.

Over 1,000 at Standing Together’s national congress in Haifa on 2 February

On 2 February, over 1,000 Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel came together for Standing Together’s 4th National Congress. We collate below pictures, videos, and reports from the event.

Organising in Israel to demand a ceasefire, peace, and equality: report from Standing Together’s Uri Weltmann

We publish below a report from Standing Together’s National Field Organiser Uri Weltmann, on Standing Together’s recent and upcoming activity. The report was circulated to international supporters of Standing Together on 31 January.

Pass this motion in your trade union branch!

We welcome support from trade union branches, community organisations, local branches of progressive political organisations, and campaign groups. Please consider passing our model motion.

“Standing Together: the peace movement inside Israel” (22 January)

This article, by Standing Together’s National Field Organiser, was published in the Morning Star on Monday 22 January.

Thousands march against war in Tel Aviv (18 January)

Around 2,000 protesters marched in Tel Aviv on 18 January, in a demonstration organised by Standing Together and others to demand an immediate ceasefire, the return of hostages, and an end to the occupation.

Can you help Standing Together activists in Haifa provide transport to anti-war protests in Tel Aviv?

Our Nottingham group has linked up with Standing Together’s chapter in Haifa to help provide transport to anti-war protests in Tel Aviv .

Israeli police ban 11 January anti-war protest called by Standing Together and others in Tel Aviv: donate to help organise the next one!

Israeli police have refused to grant a permit for an anti-war protest in Tel Aviv, called by a coalition of left-wing, anti-occupation, and peace groups led by Standing Together, due to take place on 11 January.

Notts Friends of Standing Together continue Sunday vigils

The Notts chapter of UK Friends of Standing Together will hold vigils on Sunday for the next three weeks, and possibly beyond, by the Brian Clough statue, just off Old Market Square in Nottingham.

WATCH: Sally Abed’s speech at the 16 December peace protest in Haifa

Sally Abed, one of the Palestinian leaders of Standing Together, spoke at the protest in her hometown of Haifa to demand a ceasefire, the release of hostages, an end to the occupation, and peace and equality.

Alon-Lee Green’s speech at the 28 December ceasefire protest in Tel Aviv

We share below this speech from Standing Together’s National Co-Director Alon-Lee Green, given at the 28 December protest in Tel Aviv called by Standing Together to demand a ceasefire agreement, the return of hostages, and peace and equality between Israeli Jews and Palestinians.

Notts Friends of Standing Together vigil: 1pm, Sunday 7 January

Our Nottingham chapter, Notts Friends of Standing Together, will hold a vigil in front of the Council House (Old Market Square) on Sunday to call for a ceasefire, the return of hostages, an end to the occupation, and peace and equal rights in Israel/Palestine.

A report from Standing Together’s National Field Organiser (30 December)

We republish below a report on Standing Together’s recent activity from Uri Weltmann, National Field Organiser.

Protest in Tel Aviv to demand ceasefire, the release of hostages, and peace (28 December)

Standing Together has organised a mass protest in Tel Aviv to demand a ceasefire agreement, the release of hostage, and a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Uri Weltmann responds to Israeli ambassador Tzipi Hotovely’s opposition to Palestinian statehood on Sky News

Tzipi Hotovely, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, was recently interviewed on Sky News. Asked about the possibility of a two-state settlement – an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel – Hotovely stated her absolute opposition.

Rula Daood and Uri Weltmann speak in Westminster (11 December)

On Monday 11 December, we were honoured to host Rula Daood and Uri Weltmann in the House of Commons for the public launch of UK Friends of Standing Together.

“Where do we go from here?” English-language webinar with Palestinian and Israeli Jewish activists from Standing Together (17 December)

On Sunday 17 December, Standing Together held an English-language webinar with presentations and discussion from Palestinian and Israeli Jewish activists in the movement.

“Standing with the people of Israel is not the same as standing with this violent, hard-right Israeli government”

Nadia Whittome MP, one of our parliamentary supporters, spoke in a debate today to advocate stopping UK arms sales to Israel. In her speech, she referred to the work of Standing Together and its National Field Organiser Uri Weltmann’s comments at our meeting last night.

UK Friends of Standing Together launched in House of Commons – join us again on Friday 15 December!

Thanks to everyone who attended the public launch of our network in the House of Commons last night (Monday 11 December). We were honoured to host Rula Daood and Uri Weltmann from Standing Together.

Events with Standing Together leaders Rula Daood and Uri Weltmann in London (w/c 11 December)

We’re looking forward to welcoming Rula Daood and Uri Weltmann, Co-Director and National Field Organiser of Standing Together respectively, to London this week.

UK Friends of Standing Together leaflets now available

Please download and print these leaflets promoting the UK Friends of Standing Together network.

Uri Weltmann of Standing Together on the Owen Jones Podcast (22 November)

Standing Together’s National Field Organiser Uri Weltmann was interviewed on the Owen Jones Podcast on 22 November.

Join us for our public launch meeting: 7pm, Monday 11 December, Houses of Parliament

UK Friends of Standing Together will hold our public launch meeting on Monday 11 December.

Over 100 gather in Nottingham at vigil for ceasefire, release of hostages, peace, and equal rights

Over 100 people joined a silent vigil in Nottingham on Sunday 19 November, organised by Notts Friends of Standing Together, a local chapter of our network, to call for ceasefire, the release of hostage, and a peace settlement based on equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians.

Standing Together’s National Field Organiser Uri Weltmann’s latest report to supporters (16 November)

We republish below an email report from Uri Weltmann, Standing Together’s National Field Organiser, circulated to international supporters.

WATCH: Arabs and Jews choosing a shared future – webinar with Standing Together leaders (13 November)

This webinar with Standing Together leaders Alon-Lee Green and Sally Abed was hosted by the New Israel Fund on 13 November.

Ayman Odeh: “The national rights of both people must be recognised”

We publish below a translation of a speech by Palestinian socialist Ayman Odeh, a member of the Knesset (Israeli parliament), given at a Jewish-Arab Solidarity Rally in Haifa on 4 November, organised by Standing Together.

Hundreds attend Jewish-Arab Solidarity rallies across Israel

A report from 6 November from Standing Together’s National Field Organiser Uri Weltmann.

Alon-Lee Green interviewed by Owen Jones

British journalist Owen Jones has interviewed Standing Together leader Alon-Lee Green about Standing Together’s struggle for equality between Israelis and Palestinians. Watch the interview here:

Standing Together organises Arab-Jewish Solidarity Conference in Tel Aviv

250 people attended an Arab-Jewish Solidarity Conference in Tel Aviv, organised by Standing Together to organise Jewish-Palestinian co-resistance to war and racism. The conferences was addressed by Jewish and Palestinian leaders of Standing Together including Alon-Lee Green, Rula Daood, Ghadir Hani, and others.

WATCH: Webinar with Standing Together leaders and others (24 October)

On 24 October, Standing Together leaders Sally Abed and Uri Weltmann participated in an online panel, along with Palestinian educator and activist Kefah Abukhdeir and Israeli teacher and activist Yael Berda (A Land for All).

Organising in times of war

A report from Uri Weltmann, National Field Organiser for Standing Together.

How you can support Standing Together

We’re reposting a briefing from Standing Together in Israel about what international supporters can do to help them.

Israeli human rights and anti-occupation organisations’ statement: “Refuse to give in to the urge for vengeance.”

27 human rights and anti-occupation organisations in Israel, including Standing Together, speak out against war.