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…

In Opinion

PSC take Settlements campaign to the UN Human Rights Council

This week, PSC’s Acting Director Tricia Rich spoke at a side event at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Tricia spoke about corporate complicity in and the international community’s inaction towards Israeli settlement building – as well as the consequences for Palestinians. This is a version of the speech delivered at an event organised…

In Opinion

Israel’s Weapon of Mass Construction by Hugh Lanning

PSC are working in collaboration with the New Statesman to produce a series of online articles on Israel’s illegal settlements and our campaign against them. This is the first article, first published on the New Statesman blog here. By Hugh Lanning.   Israel is building Palestine out of existence, using settlements as a weapon to…

In Opinion

My first trip to Palestine. By Jordan Stapleton

Jordan is the young members’ officer for Unison’s Derbyshire branch in the East Midlands region. Jordan visited Palestine with a Unison delegation organised by PSC in April 2016. A full report from the delegation is available here. It was his first time visiting Palestine this is a blog of his experiences and reflections since the trip.…

The Sports boycott of Israel – the case of football

By: Red Card Israeli Racism The case for a football boycott of Israel is just as compelling as that for a football boycott of South Africa. South Africa was excluded from international football for twenty eight years (1964 to 1992) because of apartheid, rather than for football reasons. South African sport was, and is, really…

Sir Alan Duncan on Israel’s illegal settlements

The Conservative Middle East Council have produced a new pamphlet, Middle East Peace: the principles behind the process, by Sir Alan Duncan. The pamphlet focuses on the inaction by the international community against Israel’s illegal settlement colonies. As Sir Alan points out, “It is not just the physical constructions themselves that matter. Building them has a…