Omar Barghouti on Israel in the Trump Era

On Saturday 27th January, BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti joined PSC members at the Annual General Meeting via Skype, where he spoke about the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, it’s successes and challenges, and the current global context of the movement. Below is the transcript of his speech. Israel in the Trump Era: Challenges &…

Join our Youth and Student Committee!

We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to help shape PSC’s work with students and young people and are calling for applications to join PSC’s Youth and Student Committee. We are looking to recruit around 10 enthusiastic activists aged between 18 and 30 years old with relevant experience of campaigning for Palestine as students…

PSC and Other UK Human Rights Organisations Banned From Israel

According to a list released by Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry on Sunday, high profile members and officers of 20 global human rights organisations will be banned from entering Israel or Palestine. The list includes three UK organisations – the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), Friends of Al Aqsa and War on Want. In March 2017, Hugh…

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…