Gaza Massacre & the Great March of Return

TAKE ACTION: WRITE TO YOUR MP: STOP THE KILLING On the 14th May Israel massacred 60 Palestinians, among them 8 children, and injured a further 2,400, including 200 children. This came as Palestinians marked the 70th anniversary of Nakba – when they were ethnically cleansed from their land – and protested against the US embassy move…

Israel opens fire on Gaza Land Day demonstration

URGENT: Write to Boris Johnson now! 30th March 2018 At least 15 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,400 others wounded by Israeli forces as thousands marched near Gaza’s border with Israel in a major demonstration marking the 42nd anniversary of Land Day. Israeli forces fired live ammunition at protesters and used tear gas…

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,…

AGM 2018- Campaigning in 2018 for Freedom, Justice and Equality

Over 300 members attended PSC’s AGM in January. Keynote speeches were delivered by Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and by Nadia Hijab, Executive Director of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. (You can read their speeches here and here.) The meeting also heard from Bassem Tamimi, leader of popular resistance…

Omar Barghouti on Israel in the Trump Era

On Saturday 27th January, BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti joined PSC members at the Annual General Meeting via Skype, where he spoke about the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, it’s successes and challenges, and the current global context of the movement. Below is the transcript of his speech. Israel in the Trump Era: Challenges &…

Join our Youth and Student Committee!

We are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to help shape PSC’s work with students and young people and are calling for applications to join PSC’s Youth and Student Committee. We are looking to recruit around 10 enthusiastic activists aged between 18 and 30 years old with relevant experience of campaigning for Palestine as students…

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…

Statement regarding the rally in front of the US embassy in London

On Friday (8/12) our organisations co-organised a protest outside the US embassy in London to protest President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intention to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. The protest was attended by more than 3000 people and was peaceful. We have been made aware that…

Israel reportedly expands demolition order on Susiya village from 20% to 40%

On the 22nd November, the Israeli State Attorney’s Office announced a plan to demolish 20 buildings within 15 days in the West Bank village of Susiya, which represent one-fifth of Susiya village. Today, villagers were reportedly handed a document and map detailing a demolition of 40% of their land. The demolition will violate the fundamental human…