WATCH: @70- Palestinian Refugees and the Right of Return

On May 20th, PSC marked 70 years of Nakba with a conference in London about the right of return. Below are videos of each of the four fascinating sessions, with a short summary of each session beneath. Session 1: The Nakba, Refugees and International Law Salma Karmi–Ayyoub – Lawyer and external consultant for the Palestinian human rights…

PSC condemns Jonathan Arkush’s conflation of criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

Jonathan Arkush’s comments in his interview with The Daily Telegraph that conflate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism are deeply concerning. This conflation undermines both the cause of justice for the Palestinian people and the fight against anti-Semitism in which all should be engaged. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has always made clear that our work is…

Omar Barghouti: Britain, Palestine & BDS

On May 15th 2018, Nakba Day, Omar Barghouti delivered a talk in London to an audience at SOAS. The transcript of his talk, ‘Britain, Palestine & BDS: Accountability, Responsibility, and Effective Solidarity’, is below. Today, Palestinians are not just commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Nakba. We are living it. The latest Israeli massacre in…

Gaza Massacre & the Great March of Return

TAKE ACTION: WRITE TO YOUR MP: STOP THE KILLING On the 14th May Israel massacred 60 Palestinians, among them 8 children, and injured a further 2,400, including 200 children. This came as Palestinians marked the 70th anniversary of Nakba – when they were ethnically cleansed from their land – and protested against the US embassy move…

Israel opens fire on Gaza Land Day demonstration

URGENT: Write to Boris Johnson now! 30th March 2018 At least 15 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,400 others wounded by Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza’s border with Israel in a major demonstration marking the 42nd anniversary of Land Day. Israeli forces fired live ammunition at protesters and used tear gas…

PSC statement on Stand Up To Racism Glasgow march

Earlier this week, PSC wrote to and held direct conversations with Stand Up to Racism (SUTR) about our concerns at the likely participation of the Confederation of Friends of Israel Scotland in the SUTR Glasgow march this Saturday. Yesterday we received a formal response. Both PSC’s letter and the SUTR response can be read below.…

A statement on Prince William’s visit to Palestine and Israel.

When the UK government sends a member of the royal family to any region in the world it is crucial their visit supports the principles of respect for human rights. It is, therefore, important that any visit by Prince William is not used to normalise Israel’s illegitimate occupation, apartheid policies, continued violations of international law,…

AGM 2018- Campaigning in 2018 for Freedom, Justice and Equality

Over 300 members attended PSC’s AGM in January. Keynote speeches were delivered by Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and by Nadia Hijab, Executive Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. (You can read their speeches here and here.) The meeting also heard from Bassem Tamimi, leader of popular resistance…