PSC condemns reported US intention to move US embassy to Jerusalem

It is being widely reported that President Donald Trump has informed the Palestinian Authority of his intention to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This proposed move shows flagrant disregard for international law, Palestinian rights and international opinion. It can only serve to inflame tensions across the Middle East. PSC calls on…

An open letter to Boris Johnson

On the day of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, we published an open letter in The Guardian calling on the British government to take action to hold Israel accountable for it’s crimes under international law. (Full text below image.) Dear Boris Johnson, 100 years ago today, Arthur Balfour, your predecessor as Foreign Secretary, issued…

The Balfour Declaration: Britain’s responsibility in Palestine

The Balfour Declaration: Britain’s responsibility in Palestine   By Bernard Regan   21/09/2017   On 2 November 1917 the Conservative Party Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour, on behalf of the British Cabinet, sent the following statement to Lord Rothschild for transmission to the Zionist Federation.   His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine…

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

Gaza in Crisis: A Political Choice, Not a Natural Disaster Click here for the PSC Gaza Factsheet Sign our petition here 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…

Palestine Briefing June 2017

Palestine Solidarity Campaign  Palestine Briefing June 2017 Download a PDF version of the Palestine Briefing June 2017. __________________________________________________ Illegal Israeli Settlements There are 588,000 Israeli settlers living on stolen Palestinian land. Since 1967 Israel has established over a hundred settlements in the West Bank, and dozens more settlement outposts. These settlements are established on vast tracts of land…

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…