PRESS RELEASE: Campaigners protest event featuring far-right pro-settler Israeli NGO Regavim

Campaigners protest event featuring far-right pro-settler Israeli NGO Regavim A coalition of campaigners are protesting an event hosted by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) featuring a spokesperson from the far-right pro-settler Israeli NGO Regavim Regavim has been heavily criticised by human rights campaigners, Jewish groups and other Israeli NGOs for its role in advocating for …

STATEMENT: PSC take on Government in court over pensions divestment

Palestine Solidarity Campaign to take on Government in court over pensions divestment On Wednesday 20th November Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) will be in the Supreme Court to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision that a ban on ethical divestment by Local Government Pension Schemes is lawful. Campaigners are concerned about threats to freedom of expression, …

PRESS RELEASE: Palestine Solidarity Campaign responds to bombing in Gaza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Palestine Solidarity Campaign responds to bombing in Gaza Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) expresses strong concern at Israel’s latest bombing assault on Gaza, which reports suggest has included civilian targets Campaigning organisation also condemns Israel’s policy of targeted assassinations which sparked escalation of violence Citing “desperate” conditions of life in besieged Gaza strip, …

PRESS RELEASE: BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti granted visa after unexplained delay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti granted visa after unexplained delay Omar Barghouti, Palestinian co-founder of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, has been granted a visa to travel to the UK only after the end of the Labour Party conference and its fringe meetings. By granting the visa, the UK Government recognised …

Palestine Solidarity at TUC Congress 2019

Palestine Solidarity Report from TUC Congress 2019 This year Palestine took centre stage amid the international discussions at TUC Congress in Brighton. This came at a crucial time with Israel’s Prime Minister announcing – during TUC Congress – that if elected he will annex huge swathes of the Occupied Palestinian West Bank. This announcement came …

PSC responds to Netanyahu’s pledge to annex occupied West Bank

Palestine Solidarity Campaign responds to Netanyahu’s pledge to annex occupied West Bank Campaigning group Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, and has called on the UK Government to hold Israel to account for its ongoing violations of international law. The …

PSC responds to IHRA being used to shut down Big Ride for Palestine event

On Saturday 3rd August, it was revealed (following an FOI request submitted by PSC) that Tower Hamlets Council refused an event application from The Big Ride for Palestine because of secret concerns around the IHRA definition of antisemitism. We have written to Mayor Biggs, the elected leader of Tower Hamlet Council, outlining our serious concerns …

PSC statement on Appeal Court Decision on British arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Yesterday, Campaign Against Arms Trade won a major victory in the Court of Appeal as judges declared that British arms sales to Saudi Arabia are unlawful because ministers failed to properly assess their contribution to civilian casualties in indiscriminate bombing in Yemen. This decision demonstrates the strength of grassroots campaigning and our collective power in …