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Israeli Election Results & Palestinian Resistance

PSC Statement on the Israeli election results and Palestinian resistance to Israel’s continuing oppression   The Israeli election has brought into government a far-right racist and homophobic bloc. Many media reports in Britain and some pro-Israel groups have presented this outcome as a wholesale departure from the norm of a functioning liberal democracy. The reality is that …

PSC response to dismissal of NUS president Shaima Dallali

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has issued the following statement alongside British Palestinian Committee, Diaspora Alliance, European Legal Support Centre, Muslim Association of Britain, Palestinian Forum in Britain We are dismayed to see that the NUS’ investigation into their elected president, Shaima Dallali, has been allowed to reach this conclusion. The disciplinary investigation into Ms. Dallali …

TUC Congress 2022 Palestine Motion

The Trade Union Congress 2022 is the latest body to oppose Liz Truss’ plans to relocate the UK Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It has passed a motion in “full opposition” to the proposal, adding that such a move would “have disastrous implications for the rights of Palestinians.” This follows on from widespread condemnation …

Statement on Liz Truss Embassy Move

PSC condemns Liz Truss’s confirmation that she is formally considering moving the UK Embassy to Jerusalem. Such a move shows contempt for the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people and a flagrant disregard for international law. Moving the embassy would contravene UN Resolution 478, which calls upon all nations not to establish diplomatic missions and …

PSC Statement on Facebook Post

A post made on the Facebook page of a local PSC branch on July 22nd has been brought to our attention. The post comments on a debate in parliament regarding the location of the planned UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. This post does not reflect the position of PSC, nor of the local branch …

Statement on negotiations for new UK trade deal with Israel

The UK government announcement that it is beginning formal negotiations on a new trade deal with Israel is not surprising news, but it is nevertheless of deep concern. This deal reinforces the Government’s longstanding failure to place respect for international law and human rights at the forefront of international relations, including those conducted through trade. …

PSC welcomes UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights’ Report

PSC welcomes the report submitted today by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories, Michael Lynk, to the Human Rights Council. His conclusions are stark. “With the eyes of the international community wide open”, the report declares, “Israel has imposed upon Palestine an apartheid reality in a post-apartheid world.” This landmark …

PSC Press Release on Amnesty International’s Landmark Report

February 1 2022 PSC welcomes Amnesty International’s landmark report asserting Israeli apartheid is a “system of domination and a crime against humanity” practiced in the OPT, Israel and against Palestinian refugees. Report calls for arms embargo, targeted sanctions, ICC investigation among a series of concrete recommendations for the international community. Provides specific recommendations for how …

PSC Response to Elbit Factory Closure

Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcome the sale of Elbit Ferranti, and the subsequent closure of Elbit’s factory in Oldham. Elbit Systems is one of Israel’s largest military companies supplying the Israeli government with killer drones, munitions, and components integral to Israel’s deadly attacks against Palestinians. Elbit is also a supplier of harmful and deadly equipment to …