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

Sign our petition: Gaza in Crisis: A Political Choice, Not a Natural Disaster 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 dignity crisis. But this is not a natural…

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…

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…

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 –…

Thousands of consumers desert Hewlett Packard (‘HP’) over profiteering from Israeli occupation

Household technology name HP suffers a reputational blow after over 21,000 customers pledged to boycott the brand. HP profits from providing Israel with biometric ID card systems to ethnically profile and restrict the movement of Palestinians, systems to Israel’s Navy which is conducting the illegal blockade of Gaza, and systems to Israeli prisons where Palestinian…