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.…

An open letter to Boris Johnson

On the day of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, we published an open letter in The Guardian calling on the British government to take action to hold Israel accountable for it’s crimes under international law. (Full text below image.) Dear Boris Johnson, 100 years ago today, Arthur Balfour, your predecessor as Foreign Secretary, issued…

Take action! Gaza in Crisis: A Political Choice, Not a Natural Disaster

Gaza in Crisis: A Political Choice, Not a Natural Disaster Click here for the PSC Gaza Factsheet Sign our petition here The world knows Gaza is in crisis. No clean water, only 3-4 hours electricity a day and not enough medicine. Nearly 2 million people live besieged in conditions the UN describes as a human…

World-Check concedes wrongful Palestine Solidarity Campaign listing on ‘terrorism’ database

World-Check has conceded that the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and Chair Hugh Lanning should never have been included on the ‘terrorism’ database, and profiles have been removed on this basis. There are no grounds to suggest that Hugh Lanning or the PSC was or is associated with terrorism related activity, or that the organisation presented…

Government suffers defeat in court by Palestine campaigners over boycott, divestment and sanctions

The Government has acted unlawfully by attempting to restrict local councils from pursuing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel  through their pension schemes. Palestine campaigners hailed the triumph the ruling represented for the BDS movement, stating “Today is a victory for Palestine, for local democracy, and for the rule of law.”…

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…