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 …

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. …