Statement regarding the rally in front of the US embassy in London

On Friday (8/12) our organisations co-organised a protest outside the US embassy in London to protest President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intention to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. The protest was attended by more than 3000 people and was peaceful. We have been made aware that…

PSC condemns reported US intention to move US embassy to Jerusalem

It is being widely reported that President Donald Trump has informed the Palestinian Authority of his intention to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This proposed move shows flagrant disregard for international law, Palestinian rights and international opinion. It can only serve to inflame tensions across the Middle East. PSC calls on…

Israel reportedly expands demolition order on Susiya village from 20% to 40%

On the 22nd November, the Israeli State Attorney’s Office announced a plan to demolish 20 buildings within 15 days in the West Bank village of Susiya, which represent one-fifth of Susiya village. Today, villagers were reportedly handed a document and map detailing a demolition of 40% of their land. The demolition will violate the fundamental human…

A response to Nick Cave- Silencing of whose voice?

Nick Cave is preparing to play the second of two concerts in Israel. Justifying his decision to perform despite the cultural boycott of Israel, Cave framed his act as a statement against “the silencing of artists.” A few miles away from Cave’s press conference celebrating his concerts, Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour remains under house arrest.…

Everything is resistance – interview with popular resistance advocate Mazin Qumsiyeh

-by Gill Swain “Everything is resistance,” says Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, one of the leading voices in the Palestinian movement of popular resistance. “When I drink juice in Palestine, it is resistance because Israel doesn’t want Palestinians living there at all. “Eating, drinking, getting married, having children, growing your own vegetables, it is all resistance.” Qumsiyeh…

An open letter to Boris Johnson

On the day of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, we published an open letter in The Guardian calling on the British government to take action to hold Israel accountable for it’s crimes under international law. (Full text below image.) Dear Boris Johnson, 100 years ago today, Arthur Balfour, your predecessor as Foreign Secretary, issued…

The Balfour Declaration: Britain’s responsibility in Palestine

The Balfour Declaration: Britain’s responsibility in Palestine   By Bernard Regan   21/09/2017   On 2 November 1917 the Conservative Party Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour, on behalf of the British Cabinet, sent the following statement to Lord Rothschild for transmission to the Zionist Federation.   His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine…