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Tribute to Bruce Kent

PSC was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bruce Kent on June 8th. As well as being a towering figure within the peace movement and especially as a leading figure within CND and Pax Christi, Bruce was a great friend of the Palestinian people and someone PSC was proud to have as a …

Flag March Statement

Yesterday’s Flag March was not, as some would wish us to believe, a one-off display of racism by an extremist fringe, unrepresentative of the Israeli mainstream. Rather, it’s an annual state-endorsed manifestation of the principles of racial supremacy that underpin Israel’s settler colonialism and system of apartheid . As in previous years, thousands of violent …

PSC’s Statement on Israel’s Attacks on Palestinians

This morning, the second Friday of Ramadan, Israeli forces attacked unarmed worshipers at Al Aqsa Mosque, injuring dozens. In the 24 hours preceding this Israeli forces killed 5 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank. This took the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in 2022 to more than 40. Israel has also been conducting …

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 …

12th February: Boycott Puma Day of Action!

Last year saw an unprecedented eruption of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice, and equality – as apartheid Israel escalated its violence against Palestinians.   As part of this solidarity, tens of thousands in the UK have joined 200+ Palestinian sports teams in demanding PUMA end its sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association. …

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 …

Guardian: Don’t silence Tutu’s voice on Palestine

All of those committed to the struggle for justice and peace in the world are mourning the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He was a giant in the struggle against South African apartheid and against all forms of racial injustice. For Palestinians, his support for their struggle for justice rendered him an iconic figure. The …

PSC Briefing on Israel’s attack on the six Palestinian human rights NGOs

This is the PSC briefing on Israel’s attack on the six Palestinian human rights NGOs. On 19 October 2021, the Israeli government proscribed six Palestinian human rights and civil society NGOs, effectively criminalising them. This part of a longer pattern of Israel targeting Palestinian humanitarian groups, human rights defenders, as well as international organisations providing …

Scheme Members and Campaigners Demand Justice

Across the first week of December, scheme members and allies have been lobbying their funds to end their complicity in Israel’s violations of international law and Palestinian human rights. They’ve been calling on funds to divest from companies that help sustain Israel’s continuous violations of international law and Palestinian rights.  Below are some highlights: Nationwide, 3000+ …

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PSC Statement on Israel’s Attack on Palestinian Human Rights Groups

PSC is alarmed by Israel’s attempts to define 6 key Palestinian human rights monitoring and civil society bodies terrorist organisations. The announcement came from the Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, widely suspected of ordering the committal of war crimes in Gaza in 2014. The organisations listed are Addameer, Al-Haq, Bisan Center for Research and Development, …