Palestine campaigners fight unlawful government restrictions on divestment from Israel in landmark court case

  Sajid Javid’s Department for Communities and Local Government may have acted unlawfully by attempting to restrict ethical divestment from companies, including those complicit in the occupation of Palestine. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s (PSC) judicial review over restrictions on Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) divesting from Israel will be heard on 14 June 2017. Campaigners…

Activism in May & Just Walk to Jerusalem 

Dear friends, The month of May brought us sad anniversaries – and the month of June brings us the 50th anniversary of the military occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. On Nakba Day, we marked the expulsion of 750,000 people from their homes. The Nakba continues unabated, as routine abuses of Palestinian human…

Thank you to all supporters of #VotePalestine

We’d like to thank all of our supporters for taking part in the #VotePalestine campaign. Together, you’ve sent 13,449 emails, contacted 2,436 candidates, and have received 402 responses, all published on the PSC website.   Thank you for making sure Palestine is at the top of the agenda for the candidates – and Friday’s brand new Members…

PSC responds to Radiohead statement

The PSC responds to comments made by Thom Yorke over the weekend in Rolling Stone magazine. Ben Jamal, Director of the PSC said:  “It is saddening that Thom Yorke feels patronised by the union of the union of fellow musicians and Palestinian civil society respectfully asking the band not to cross the picket line. He makes no…

PSC Statement: DIGNITY WON – The Struggle continues

Yesterday after 41 days on hunger strike , Palestinian prisoners suspended the strike after Israeli authorities yielded to the demand to enter negotiations with the prisoners’  chosen leaders. Issa Qaraqe, director of the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Commission , speaking on May 28th declared that “80 percent of the demands” of the prisoners were achieved in…

Palestinian hunger strikers need your help on 30th May! #dignitystrike

PSC released a statement after Palestinian prisoners suspended the hunger strike after Israeli authorities yielded to the demand to enter negotiations with the prisoners’  chosen leaders: https://www.palestinecampaign.org/psc-statement-dignity-won-struggle-continues/  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++   We need your help – can you participate in a day of social media action on Tuesday, 30th May to support the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike? Although…

PSC response to the Labour manifesto

Ben Jamal, Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign said:  “We welcome Labour’s significant step forward in committing to recognise the state of Palestine. The PSC calls on all parties to go further and review the UK’s financial dealings with illegal settlements, as well as ban products from them. Settlements are illegal under international law –…

PSC Launch of #VotePalestine

Palestine Solidarity Campaign today launched the mass campaign to canvass the views of every candidate to the General Election on the 8th June 2017. Voters around the UK will be contacting their local candidates, asking them for their views on Palestine and to find out their level of support for Palestinian human rights. This is…

From Balfour to the Nakba

Palestine Solidarity Campaign is launching From Balfour to the Nakba – from May 12th – a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the fateful Balfour Declaration and the 69th anniversary of the Nakba. Join us at the dozens of activities taking place across the country from London to Liverpool and Bristol to…