Protecting Palestinian Rights and Academic Freedom

PSC campaigns in support of the rights of the Palestinian people and against the injustices they suffer because of the actions of the state of Israel. This injustice is manifest in the ongoing process of colonisation and ethnic cleansing that saw over 750,000 Palestinians forced to flee from their homes in 1948, and subsequently denied …

PRESS RELEASE: UCL’s Academic Board finds the IHRA definition of antisemitism not fit for purpose

UCL’s Academic Board finds the IHRA definition of antisemitism not fit for purpose, urges the College Council to retract its adoption University College London’s Academic Board to recommend to the Council of the College that it should set aside the IHRA definition of antisemitism, and replace it with a more appropriate alternative Report finds the …

East Sussex Pension Fund divests funds from Elbit Systems

In a MAJOR victory for campaigners, East Sussex Pension Fund has revealed that it has divested funds from Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest private arms manufacturer. This follows months of pressure by scheme members and supporters of Palestinian human rights who have lobbied the fund to divest from companies complicit in Israel’s violations of international law, …

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 …

Student Legal Support Guide

This guide has been produced by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), with legal support from Bindmans LLP. It is a practical legal guide to help students in their campaigning in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.  The guide does not constitute formal legal advice, and cannot address every possible legal or factual …

Palestine Coronavirus Update: Friday 25th December

Key Updates 133,186 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and 1,186 deaths 102,025 confirmed cases in the West Bank, including 15,431 in East Jerusalem 31,161 confirmed cases in Gaza, including 232 deaths A night closure has been implemented in all governorates of the West Bank and movement between governorates is banned …

Statement on Palestine and Western Sahara

In a deal brokered by outgoing US President Donald Trump, Morocco has become the fourth Arab League country to normalise relations with Israel. The deal follows similar agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan. As part of the deal, the United States has agreed to recognise Morocco’s claims of sovereignty over occupied Western …