PRESS RELEASE: Palestine Solidarity Campaign wins right to go to Supreme Court

Palestine Solidarity Campaign wins right to go to Supreme Court Campaigners are celebrating a significant victory after a Supreme Court panel granted the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) permission to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision that a ban on ethical divestment by Local Government Pension Schemes is lawful. Campaigners are concerned about threats to freedom …

PRESS RELEASE: Banking giant HSBC divests from Israeli arms manufacturer

Banking giant HSBC divests from Israeli arms manufacturer following pressure from human rights campaigners HSBC confirmed to campaigners that it has fully divested from Israeli drone manufacturer Elbit Systems, which sells weapons to the Israeli military used in attacks on Palestinians. Over 24,000 people emailed HSBC with concern over its investments in Elbit Systems and …

PSC statement on 2 big BDS victories

Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomes and celebrates 2 big victories for the global Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement which were announced on Monday 19th November. The first saw the Quakers in Britain commit to divesting their central funds from all companies profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine, whilst the second saw the home rental company …

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 …