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 …

PSC response to Evening Standard story

This is a statement in response to a story published by the Evening Standard on 8th May 2019 which accuses PSC of anti-semitism.  “Unequivocal opposition to antisemitism and racism of any kind underpins all of Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s work. As an organisation we are very clear that antisemitism has no place anywhere in the campaign …

PRESS RELEASE: Palestine Solidarity Campaign responds to Israeli elections and calls for regime change

Palestine Solidarity Campaign responds to Israeli elections and calls for regime change Campaigning group Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has responded to the 2019 Israeli elections which took place on Tuesday 9th April, highlighting that Palestinian human rights and international law will continue to be violated regardless of who becomes Israel’s Prime Minister. The Israeli elections …

PRESS RELEASE: UK band Slovo release song highlighting Israeli apartheid and calling for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest

UK band Slovo release song highlighting Israeli apartheid and calling for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest The UK-based band Slovo have released a new song which calls for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest final which will be held in Tel Aviv on 18th May. Entitled ‘Not My Kinda Party‘, the song …

PRESS RELEASE: Wolf Alice, Mic Righteous and more to take part in “Not the Eurovision” gig in support of Palestinian rights

Wolf Alice, Mic Righteous and more to take part in “Not the Eurovision” gig in support of Palestinian rights Gig set to take place in London on May 18th; the same day that the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Israel Organisers and artists are seeking to highlight Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights …

PRESS RELEASE: Palestine Solidarity Campaign condemns UK government votes at UN Human Rights Council

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has responded to the UK government’s voting decisions at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council taking place in Geneva. On Friday morning, the UK abstained on an accountability resolution which moved to adopt the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry report condemning Israel’s “intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force” …

PRESS RELEASE: Students at over 30 UK universities protest complicity in Israeli crimes during Israeli Apartheid Week

Students at over 30 UK universities protest complicity in Israeli crimes during Israeli Apartheid Week As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2019, students at over 30 UK universities are taking action on their campuses on 20th March 2019 to protest their institutions’ complicity in Israel’s violations of human rights. The national day of action, which …