Government suffers defeat in court by Palestine campaigners over 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 law.”…

UK Report: International Week of Action on HP

The International Week of Action on HP was the broadest-ever coordinated Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) action. It took place from Friday 25th November to Saturday 3rd December 2016. More than 150 actions were held, in 101 towns and cities in 30 countries, across 6 continents. 40 UK towns and cities saw actions across the…

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…

International Week of Action on HP- UK actions

The International Week of Action on Hewlett Packard (HP) was the broadest-ever coordinated BDS action. It took place from 25th November to 3rd December, with over 150 actions in 25 countries, across 6 continents. More than 40 actions took place in the UK alone. Please see below for locations. Saturday 26th November Birmingham Bradford Brighton Bristol: 12pm-2pm outside…

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…

Gaza Lives: Nour’s story

Marking two years since the brutal Israeli assault that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, #GazaLives tells the stories of Palestinians from Gaza, in their own words. My name is Nour Sulaiman. I’m a student at al-Aqsa University in Gaza, an activist with the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, and the coordinator of the Palestinian Students’…

Report: Rally for Gaza

On Friday 8th July 2016, two years after the start of Israel’s last major military assault on Gaza, hundreds of people gathered opposite Downing Street to demand an end to the ten-year siege; and an end to the two-way arms trade between the UK and Israel. Palestine Solidarity Campaign vice-chair Prof. Kamel Hawwash gave introductory remarks. More…

Tweet for justice @PSCupdates

We will be tweeting today, Friday 3 June,  at 7pm UK time about Hewlett Packard (HP), at which time will issue a new ‪#‎Hashtag‬. We are tweeting in protest of HP’s involvement in Israel’s occupation and also to make people aware of the UK HP Day of Action 4 June 2016 and our ongoing campaign. Please…

Updates on our Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign

Our friend and fellow human rights campaigner Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement (BDS) has been issued a travel ban by the Israeli government. Despite having lived in Israel for 22 years and having no criminal record, Omar will now no longer be able to travel around the world advocating…

It’s time, again.. to take action!

  It’s time, again… Whenever we’ve needed your solidarity in the past, you, PSC members and supporters have always stood up for Palestine! For example, during the massive campaign to get Veolia to stop its involvement with the illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land, you took on and won a great BDS success with Veolia…