Project No. 06-D/2016
Project Title: Ramadan Food Vouchers
Viva Palestina Malaysia has started implementing its Ramadan project in North of Gaza Strip by distribution of food vouchers to poor and needy families. It enables them to buy their food for Iftar and Suhour.
We hope to promptly extend to all of Gaza Strip.
Your generous contributions will assist VPM to reach out to thousands of Palestinian families living in poverty.
VPM Project No 02/2016
Refurbishing of Al Redwan Centre for Al Quran And Al Sunnah.
It was fully operational on 1st Ramadan 1437
Alhamdulillah. Our heartfelt gratitude to all our generous donors.
The BDS Malaysia website is up and running at http://bdsmalaysia.com.
Here are a few brochures from BDS Malaysia:
Celebrating the hero, Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)
04 June 2016
The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation BDS South Africa joins the peace-loving peoples of the world in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of boxing legend and activist, Muhammad Ali.
Ali is an inspiration for those us fighting for justice - be it in the struggle against racial injustice, economic exploitation or Israeli Apartheid.
According to news reports, in 1974 already, the former boxing champion told a press conference in Beirut, that “the United States is the stronghold of Zionism and imperialism.” On a later visit to two Palestinian refugee camps Muhammad Ali is quoted as saying: “I declare support for the Palestinian struggle to liberate their homeland."
In 1985 the heavyweight boxer travelled to Israel in an attempt to secure the release of Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners held by the Israeli regime.
Ali’s determination and commitment to civil rights, anti-imperialism and social justice motivated many of our people (and our international allies) in the anti-apartheid movement. Today Ali inspires many Palestinian solidarity activists in the struggle and boycott of Israeli Apartheid.
Muhammad Ali - our champ, the peoples champ, the champ.
Hamba Kahle, Comrade Muhammad Ali. Lala ngoxolo.
ISSUED BY KWARA KEKANA ON BEHALF OF BDS SOUTH AFRICA
VPM Project No. 42/2015
Interest free loans for micro finance projects run by poor and needy families in Gaza Strip to improve their economic situations and empower financial sustainability.
Many Palestinian families applied for this opportunity to develop their micro projects.
Based on multiple criteria, our partner, Rowad society selected 4 cases to be the beneficiaries. The projects were:
1. Developing a Grocery Shop (USD 2500).
2. Developing a Grocery Shop (USD 2500).
3. Developing a Garments Shop (USD 2500).
4. Developing a Centre for Baby Daycare (USD 2500).
For the last six years, VPM has been providing Ramadhan food baskets to the impoverished Palestinian. Thousands of families have benefited from this annual campaign through your generosity. Last year 2,000 families benefited and this year we hope to reach more.Each family will be given RM200 basic provisions which will last them the month of Ramadhan. These food baskets will be distributed to Palestinian families in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria and southern Turkey. And once again, this year's campaign includes funding Iftar at Masjid Al Aqsa. You may donate any amount as every little bit helps.“Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his reward” (At Tirmidhi)To donate:
Bank in your donation to: "Pertubuhan Viva Palestina Malaysia", Maybank account no. 564324-601324
For further info:
Report on campaign in 2015
Via this project Salam Society for relief and development provided the basic needs to the families during Ramadan by providing them Ramadan voucher card where they went to shops and bought what they really need from foodstuffs such as (Rice, Sugar, Tea, Chickpeas, Spaghetti, Cooking Oil, Cheese, Frozen Fish, Milk, Juice, Eggs…etc.), and this allowed the beneficiaries more flexibility, liberty and opportunity to choose or select items and quantity that they require for Ramadan month, in addition it enabled them to buy more nutritious food, e.g. fish, vegetable, meat, milk etc…
These impoverished people feel happy when they know that this aid is funded from their Muslim brothers living overseas.
Viva Palestina Malaysia & Palestinian orphans home association invited tenders for trading companies in Gaza to apply for providing LED systems for safety lightning.
The project aims to provide LED system for lighting poor families homes in Gaza City and Middle Gaza during electricity power shutdown.
The LED system consists of 5 LED lights for 4 rooms and 1 kitchen.
This project will enable poor families in Gaza to eat their Iftar and Suhour using
LED light instead of lighting candles.
It will protect the families' houses from burning accidents.
It will also help the school and university students study their lessons at night.
Gaza strip only receives 8 hours of electrical power per day.
We hope our kind and generous donors would continue to support us in implementing this project.
Israel boycott: British academic turns down prestigious award & cash prize for 'political' reasons
Israel boycott: British academic turns down prestigious award & cash prize for ‘political’ reasons
Published time: 26 May, 2016 14:28
A British academic has turned down a prestigious Israeli award and £225,000 ($300,000) in prize money for “political” reasons, in what appears to be the latest attempt by Western activists to boycott the Jewish state.
Catherine Hall, a history professor at University College London (UCL) was due to receive a third of The Dan David Foundation £690,000 ($1 million) prize for her work’s “impact on social history, as a pioneer in gender history, race, and slavery.”
Hall, however, declined to attend the award ceremony in Tel Aviv on Sunday, saying her rejection of the prize was “an independent political choice” after engaging in “many discussions” over the Israel-Palestine conflict, AP reports.
Professor Catherine Hall © ucl.ac.uk
Her stance appears to be inspired by the international Boycott, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which several prominent British academics have joined since 2005.
In a statement to the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, a pro-BDS group, Hall announced she withdrew from the prize “after many discussions with those who are deeply involved with the politics of Israel-Palestine, but with differing views as to how best to act.”
The foundation said Hall initially accepted the prize enthusiastically when she was selected in February, and only later asked to withdraw her name without giving a reason.
It said it would donate Hall’s prize winnings to support Israeli and international history scholars.
Previous prize recipients include former US vice president Al Gore, former British prime minister Tony Blair, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.
BDS supporters say the movement uses non-violent means to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, but the Israeli government says the movement’s true goals are to destroy the country and has anti-Semitic undertones.
From the 69th World Health Assembly, Geneva (23-28 May 2016)
From Committee B Agenda 25 May 2016:
Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan
Director General Report
Occupied Syrian Golan
Occupied Palestine Territory
MOH Palestine Report
Based on these reports, a draft decision proposed by the delegation of Kuwait on behalf of the Arab group and Palestine was voted upon
Total countries eligible to vote: 182
108 (including Malaysia)
8 (including Australia, Canada, Israel, USA)
The beneficiaries were poor and needy families to help develop their economic situation and enhance financial sustainability.
The micro credit projects included:
1. Developing a grocery shop (USD 2500) - Gaza City.
2. Developing a grocery shop (USD 2500) - Rafah City.
3. Developing a clothes shop (USD 2500) - Jabalyia camp - North of Gaza.
4. Developing a plumbing tools shop (USD 2500) - Middle of Gaza Strip.
5. Developing a shop for selling household utensils - East of Gaza City.
6. Developing a shop for selling frozen food(USD 2500) - Gaza City.
Field visit to follow up the progress of work in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center (PTR) - Khan Younis, North of Gaza Strip.
PTR center implemented 2367 treatment sessions for 192 wounded persons from 2014 war.
- Viva Palestina Malaysia (VPM)
- Mercy Malaysia.
- Tika - Turkey.
- TIMA - Thailand.
- DWWT - Turkey.
In cooperation with:
- As-Salamah Society - Palestine.
As per last year, we will be opening our scholarship application for Palestinian starting this Monday 4 April 2016.
Please find below the Scholarship timeline for the 2016 Khazanah Asia Scholarship selection:
4 – 20 April 2016
25 April – 8 May 2016
Stage 1 and 2 of the online assessment
10 – 20 May 2016
Stage 3 of the online assessment and interview (skype interview for those who are not in Malaysia)
26 – 28 May 2016
Stage 4 assessment – Interview with YK Managing Director (skype interview for those who are not in Malaysia)
Attached is the application form for students to apply in Malaysia. There are 2 forms, one for undergraduates and another for postgraduates.
Mohammed Baalousha, an Assistant Professor at the Center for Environmental NanoScience & Risk (CENR) in the Arnold School’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS), has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award —receiving $510,000 to support his research and education activities over a five-year period within the context of his professorship at the University of South Carolina. With approximately 2,500 proposals submitted annually, CAREER is highly competitive and is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards program for junior faculty. Awardees like Baalousha exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of research and education—activities that build a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership in these areas.....
Full article: http://www.sph.sc.edu/news/baalousha.html