Guardian letter on BDS

Guardian letter about the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement Nathan Thrall’s article is a welcome in-depth, and accurate account of an unjustly slandered campaign. He gets to the crux of the issues BDS activists highlight: that Israel has established a one-state reality that privileges the rights of Jews while denying rights to Palestinians and…

PSC condemns Jonathan Arkush’s conflation of criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

Jonathan Arkush’s comments in his interview with The Daily Telegraph that conflate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism are deeply concerning. This conflation undermines both the cause of justice for the Palestinian people and the fight against anti-Semitism in which all should be engaged. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has always made clear that our work is…

PSC statement on Stand Up To Racism Glasgow march

Earlier this week, PSC wrote to and held direct conversations with Stand Up to Racism (SUTR) about our concerns at the likely participation of the Confederation of Friends of Israel Scotland in the SUTR Glasgow march this Saturday. Yesterday we received a formal response. Both PSC’s letter and the SUTR response can be read below.…

A statement on Prince William’s visit to Palestine and Israel.

When the UK government sends a member of the royal family to any region in the world it is crucial their visit supports the principles of respect for human rights. It is, therefore, important that any visit by Prince William is not used to normalise Israel’s illegitimate occupation, apartheid policies, continued violations of international law,…

PSC and Other UK Human Rights Organisations Banned From Israel

According to a list released by Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry on Sunday, high profile members and officers of 20 global human rights organisations will be banned from entering Israel or Palestine. The list includes three UK organisations – the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), Friends of Al Aqsa and War on Want. In March 2017, Hugh…

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.…