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Launch of ‘No to the IHRA Definition’ Website

Today (22.09.21), alongside the British Committee for Universities of Palestine (BRICUP) and Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JfJfP), Palestine Solidarity Campaign has launched a website focused on opposition to the IHRA definition of antisemitism. The IHRA definition of antisemitism, and its attendant examples, conflates criticism of the policies, practices, and constitutional order of the State …

Press Release: Working Group of UCL’s Academic Board produces detailed study of IHRA definition of antisemitism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Working Group of UCL’s Academic Board produces detailed study of IHRA definition of antisemitism, calls for the College to rescind its decision to adopt, and to enhance its internal procedures • After a year-long process involving consultation with experts on antisemitism and eminent lawyers, the Academic Board Working Group on Racism and …

Statement from 420+ Current UK Students on IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

If you are a current UK student, and would like to add your name to the letter, you can do so here. As students in the UK, we are deeply concerned that the space to bring the facts of the past and ongoing dispossession faced by Palestinians into the public domain, including in UK universities, …

PSC responds to IHRA being used to shut down Big Ride for Palestine event

On Saturday 3rd August, it was revealed (following an FOI request submitted by PSC) that Tower Hamlets Council refused an event application from The Big Ride for Palestine because of secret concerns around the IHRA definition of antisemitism. We have written to Mayor Biggs, the elected leader of Tower Hamlet Council, outlining our serious concerns …

PSC endorses Palestinian civil society statement on IHRA

PSC endorses Palestinian civil society statement on IHRA Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomes and endorses the statement issued today from a broad coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations, calling upon the Labour Party and wider public bodies to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism (statement follows below, original here). The call references similar statements issued by …

PSC Statement on Bristol University’s Sacking of Professor David Miller

Bristol University’s decision to sack Professor David Miller, is deeply concerning and sets a dangerous precedent.  The decision comes within the context of a huge body of pressure being placed upon the University on the basis of the allegation that Professor Miller has been guilty of antisemitism. Professor Miller is appealing and rejects the accusations …

PSC Statement on Labour Party Conference

As in previous years, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign will be hosting a meeting at the Labour Party Conference and has booked an exhibition stand at the venue. Our fringe meeting has for many years been one of the best attended at the Conference. However, earlier this week, Young Labour revealed they had been informed by …

PSC Statement: University of Manchester must reverse censorship of artists

PSC deeply regrets that Forensic Architecture have made the understandable decision to withdraw their exhibition Cloud Studies from the Whitworth gallery. This comes following the University of Manchester’s decision to remove the artists’ accompanying statement of solidarity with Palestinians. The Turner prize-nominated investigative group of architects, archaeologists and journalists – whose digital models of crime …

PSC Response on Gavin Williamson’s Statement

Palestine Solidarity Campaign is deeply concerned by the statement issued by Gavin Williamson to all Headteachers advising them how to deal with pupils bringing concerns about recent events in Palestine/Israel into the classroom. We recognise the duties of schools and colleges to ensure impartiality when facilitating political discussions in the classroom. We also believe that …