PSC Director’s Blog: Israel isolates itself from the world

By Ben Jamal, Director Palestine Solidarity Campaign   The significance of the UN Security Council resolution passed on December 23rd rests more in Israel’s reaction to it than the substance of the resolution itself. The resolution does not set any new policy position or commit the UN to any action to which it is not…

PSC welcomes Security Council resolution

UN Security Council passes resolution condemning Israeli settlements The resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Friday is to be welcomed. The resolution demands that “Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem”. It  reaffirms the illegality of the settlements and their existence as a barrier…

Take action: Israeli settlement football teams

Take action: Ask your MP to sign this EDM on Israeli settlement football teams Please contact your MP now and ask them to sign Early Day Motion 811 and raise the issue of FIFA recognising football teams from illegal Israeli settlements. The link to the EDM and the signatories so far:  https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/811 Find your MP https://www.theyworkforyou.com/…

Press release: PSC takes government to court

Palestine Solidarity Campaign takes Government to court over restrictions on divestment from companies involved in Israel’s human rights violations  The Palestine Solidarity Campaign is taking the Government to court to challenge restrictions on pension scheme divestment from companies involved in Israel’s human rights violations War on Want and Campaign Against Arms Trade are supporting the…

PSC takes government to court

We’re taking the government to court over its crack down on our right to run boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) campaigns. In November new government regulations aimed at preventing Local Government Pension Schemes from divesting from companies involved in human rights abuses in Israel came into force. Today we are announcing that PSC will be challenging them…

PSC response to Government’s adoption of antisemitism definition

PSC welcomes the reaffirmation of the commitment of the Government to combat antisemitism. Antisemitism is a racism that is utterly repellent, and as an anti-racist organisation we welcome actions to ensure that no one is subject to discrimination because of their background or heritage. We also share the Government’s concern that efforts to combat antisemitism…

Successful and amicable resolution of New Statesman action – thank you to all supporters

PSC is pleased to have received an explanation from the New Statesman regarding the removal of a piece by Salah Ajarma from its website in November. PSC commissioned an article from Salah Ajarma, the co-founder and Director of the Lajee Cultural Centre in Aida Refugee camp to be hosted on the New Statesman website. The New…

UK Report: International Week of Action on HP

The International Week of Action on HP was the broadest-ever coordinated Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) action. It took place from Friday 25th November to Saturday 3rd December 2016. More than 150 actions were held, in 101 towns and cities in 30 countries, across 6 continents. 40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the…