Take action! Gaza in Crisis: A Political Choice, Not a Natural Disaster

Sign our petition: Gaza in Crisis: A Political Choice, Not a Natural Disaster The world knows Gaza is in crisis. No clean water, only 3-4 hours electricity a day and not enough medicine. Nearly 2 million people live besieged in conditions the UN describes as a human dignity crisis. But this is not a natural…

PSC defeats government attempts to outlaw boycott, divestment and sanctions

The Government has acted unlawfully by attempting to restrict local councils from pursuing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel through their pension schemes.   Palestine campaigners hailed the triumph the ruling represented for the BDS movement, stating “Today is a victory for Palestine, for local democracy, and for the rule of…

PSC Statement: DIGNITY WON – The Struggle continues

Yesterday after 41 days on hunger strike , Palestinian prisoners suspended the strike after Israeli authorities yielded to the demand to enter negotiations with the prisoners’  chosen leaders. Issa Qaraqe, director of the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Commission , speaking on May 28th declared that “80 percent of the demands” of the prisoners were achieved in…

PSC Launch of #VotePalestine

Palestine Solidarity Campaign today launched the mass campaign to canvass the views of every candidate to the General Election on the 8th June 2017. Voters around the UK will be contacting their local candidates, asking them for their views on Palestine and to find out their level of support for Palestinian human rights. This is…

PSC Director’s Blog: Israel isolates itself from the world

By Ben Jamal, Director Palestine Solidarity Campaign   The significance of the UN Security Council resolution passed on December 23rd rests more in Israel’s reaction to it than the substance of the resolution itself. The resolution does not set any new policy position or commit the UN to any action to which it is not…

PSC response to Government’s adoption of antisemitism definition

PSC welcomes the reaffirmation of the commitment of the Government to combat antisemitism. Antisemitism is a racism that is utterly repellent, and as an anti-racist organisation we welcome actions to ensure that no one is subject to discrimination because of their background or heritage. We also share the Government’s concern that efforts to combat antisemitism…

Successful and amicable resolution of New Statesman action – thank you to all supporters

PSC is pleased to have received an explanation from the New Statesman regarding the removal of a piece by Salah Ajarma from its website in November. PSC commissioned an article from Salah Ajarma, the co-founder and Director of the Lajee Cultural Centre in Aida Refugee camp to be hosted on the New Statesman website. The New…

Defending the right to protest. By Ben Jamal

Ben Jamal is the Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign. In a month where human rights activists across the world absorbed the shock of the election of Donald Trump, Israel’s relentless campaign to silence protest against its abuses of Palestinians continued apace. Last week on, Wednesday 16th November in New York , the Israeli ambassador to…

Press release: Government changes to the Local Government Pensions Scheme

Issued: 24/10/2016 For immediate release Today, Monday 24th October, MPs will debate the new regulations being imposed on the Local Government Pensions Scheme (LGPS), due to come into force on 1st November 2016. This legislation, will prevent local councils from being able to make ethical decisions, in the interests of their members, not to invest in companies…