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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 …

Nizar Banat

The arrest and death of Nizar Banat

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign is appalled at the news of the death of political activist and critic of the Palestinian Authority, Nizar Banat as he was arrested by the PA’s security services overnight. This terrible act has been rightly met with utter condemnation not only in Palestine but around the world. We send our sincere …

PSC response to the Jerusalem Declaration on antisemitism

The Jerusalem Declaration (JDA), signed by over 200 of the world’s leading scholars in Antisemitism Studies and related fields, including Jewish, Holocaust, Israel, Palestine and Middle East Studies, should be welcomed as a significant improvement upon the deeply flawed and controversial IHRA working definition of antisemitism. The JDA affirms what advocates of Palestinian human rights …

PRESS RELEASE: UCL’s Academic Board finds the IHRA definition of antisemitism not fit for purpose

UCL’s Academic Board finds the IHRA definition of antisemitism not fit for purpose, urges the College Council to retract its adoption University College London’s Academic Board to recommend to the Council of the College that it should set aside the IHRA definition of antisemitism, and replace it with a more appropriate alternative Report finds the …