PRESS RELEASE: BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti granted visa after unexplained delay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti granted visa after unexplained delay Omar Barghouti, Palestinian co-founder of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, has been granted a visa to travel to the UK only after the end of the Labour Party conference and its fringe meetings. By granting the visa, the UK Government recognised …

Palestine Solidarity at TUC Congress 2019

Palestine Solidarity Report from TUC Congress 2019 This year Palestine took centre stage amid the international discussions at TUC Congress in Brighton. This came at a crucial time with Israel’s Prime Minister announcing – during TUC Congress – that if elected he will annex huge swathes of the Occupied Palestinian West Bank. This announcement came …

PSC responds to Netanyahu’s pledge to annex occupied West Bank

Palestine Solidarity Campaign responds to Netanyahu’s pledge to annex occupied West Bank Campaigning group Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, and has called on the UK Government to hold Israel to account for its ongoing violations of international law. The …

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 …