Parliament meeting: report

Parliament meeting November 2015

On Tuesday 24 November 2015, PSC organised a packed meeting in Parliament, hosted by Grahame Morris MP, focusing on the need for international law and justice to be central to finding a solution to the ongoing conflict and Israeli occupation. Here is a twitter report from the night:   Excellent scene setting by @kamelhawwash talking […]

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Co-operative Bank close PSC’s account

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Today the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has launched a legal case against the Co-operative Bank on the grounds of discrimination. Last month, PSC’s account was closed by the Co-operative Bank which cited “the Bank’s risk appetite” for the closure and has refused to elaborate further. Another 20[i] organisations working for Palestine – including a number […]

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Parliament update: 24 November 2015


This is a summary of all the things said about Palestine, Palestinian human rights in the UK Parliament, Westminster. All of this content is put together by a volunteer, Elizabeth. Thanks to her and we hope it is useful. TUESDAY  24  NOVEMBER  2015 Questions to the Foreign Secretary: – Louise Ellman: Will the Minister raise in his […]

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How Israel exerts its influence on the BBC

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In the early hours of 12th November, around two dozen Israeli gunmen, one disguised as a pregnant Palestinian woman, others wearing fake beards, invaded a hospital in Hebron and gunned down a 28-year-old man. In a rare burst of reporting on an Israeli atrocity, the BBC ran an article on its website headlined: “Israelis shoot […]

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Labour Party opts out of G4S


Great news! This week the Labour Party announced they are no longer going to be using G4S for their conference security. This decision by the Labour Party, which now represents 330,000 members and many more supporters, sends a clear message: our political parties can stand up and act ethically and responsibly, and this can be at […]

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Join in! Local lobbying November 2015

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We hope you will joining us for the Local Lobby of MPs taking place 21-30 November. Use this week to get in touch with your MP and arrange to see them as soon as you can. From 21-30 November we are encouraging supporters of Palestinian human rights to lobby their MPs in their local areas. […]

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Parliament update: 16 November 2015

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This is a summary of the mentions of Palestine and Palestinian rights in Parliament for the week beginning Monday 16th November. This is for those monitoring what’s happening in Parliament, and also to give everyone an opportunity to find out what MPs have been saying on the issue. WEDNESDAY  18  NOVEMBER  2015   Baroness Tonge: What […]

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Parliament update: 9 November 2015


TUESDAY  10  NOVEMBER  2015 British Council: – Catherine West: On realpolitik and as we move towards the Chancellor’s autumn statement, will the Minister bear in mind the context of any proposed cut: the deteriorating situation in Israel, Gaza and the west bank; the eruption in the middle east and Europe of the largest global refugee crisis […]

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Parliament update: 2-4 November 2015

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WEDNESDAY 4  NOVEMBER  2015 Suella Fernandes: Will DfID Secretary provide funding to support the work of the Save a Child’s Heart charity in Holon, Israel? Commons Written Answers Baroness Tonge: What representations have HMG made to the government of Israel following the September UN OCHA Bulletin report that Israel has added additional restrictions on the entry of […]

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Protest against British ban on Palestinian medical experts


The UK Government is facing fierce condemnation from campaigners for refusing permission for Palestinian medical experts to attend an academic conference. Five Palestinian medical experts had their visas refused by the British Authorities. Anecdotally it appears that an increasing number of Palestinians are having their visas to the UK refused by the British Government. Write to your […]

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