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 …

Statement on events in Gaza

Last night, Israeli jets pounded the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least five Palestinians and destroying several buildings. This occurred after seven Palestinians, and one Israeli soldier, were killed on Sunday after Israeli Special Forces entered the Gaza strip, in violation of the recently agreed Egyptian-brokered truce. This armed incursion provoked retaliation from resistance factions …

Report: Experts condemn Israeli apartheid at PSC conference

Experts and Activists Gather in London to Condemn Israeli Apartheid, Commit to Fight for Freedom, Justice and Equality Expert speakers joined hundreds of activists in London to condemn Israel’s apartheid regime at the PSC’s ‘Justice in Palestine: Ending Apartheid, Achieving Freedom and Equality’ conference, on Saturday 3rd November. Attendees began the day by hearing from …

101 years since the Balfour Declaration

Today marks 101 years since the Balfour Declaration, which paved the way for the creation of Israel and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians that went with it. The anniversary underlines the extent of British responsibility for Palestinian dispossession and how important it therefore is that we in the UK work to undo the unjust situation …

Statement on Baroness Tonge and antisemitism

Baroness Tonge has offered to stand down as a patron of PSC. In agreeing with this course of action, PSC wishes to acknowledge the enormous work Baroness Tonge has done over many years to bring attention to the injustices suffered by the Palestinian people and to campaign for them to be brought to an end. …

New graphics show apartheid South Africa-Israel parallels

New graphics showing parallels between Israel and apartheid era South Africa co-released with Visualizing Palestine Palestine Solidarity Campaign today published new graphics showing the parallels between state policies in apartheid-era South Africa and those of contemporary Israel towards Palestinians. The visuals, produced by Visualizing Palestine, were co-released in the run up to our conference “Justice in …

Mandela’s grandson in UK: “End Israeli apartheid!”

Nkosi Zwelivelile, an African National Congress MP and grandson of Nelson Mandela, spoke out against Israeli apartheid during a visit to the UK this week. On Tuesday 11 October 2018, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign organised a briefing with union officials and NGO leaders to build international links and discuss the parallels between Israel’s treatment of …

Labour conference votes for freeze of arms sales to Israel

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 September 2018 Labour conference votes for freeze of arms sales to Israel Delegates at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool today voted to support a freeze on arms sales to Israel after debating a motion on Palestine for the first time in living memory. During the moving of the motion in the …

PSC sends condolences and solidarity to Omar Barghouti

Palestine Solidarity Campaign sends its deepest condolences and solidarity to Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, whose mother Wafieh passed away on Friday. In a moving tribute, to his mother (posted in full below), Barghouti described her as having “lived a life of ‘loyalty’ and ‘faith’ to your principles, to …

UK-wide protests tell HSBC: Stop Arming Israel!

Over 35 protests hit branches of HSBC on Saturday as the national day of action sent a clear message to the bank to divest its shares in Elbit Systems and other companies arming Israel. Press coverage: ‘Protests in over 30 HSBC branches over its links with companies arming Israel‘, Morning Star, 16 Sept 2018. ‘Protests target HSBC …