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PSC and five other organisations have written to the Director General of the BBC to ask if political pressure was responsible for the dropping of the documentary, Jerusalem: An Archaeological Mystery Story.The film casts doubts on the notion of a mass Jewish exodus from Jerusalem nearly two thousand years ago, on which the Zionist ‘right of return’ to Palestine is based.Itwas due to be shown on BBC Four.
Read the letter and PSC’s press release.
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G4S AGM dominated by Israeli prison controversy
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On Thursday 6th June ‘Stop G4S’, a coalition of PSC and other human rights organisations, protested against G4S’ involvement in human rights violations both inside and outside the company’s AGM.
Inside the AGM meeting protestors unfurled a banner saying ‘Stop G4S’. Of the 16 questions put to the board, seven were from Palestine activists demanding to know when G4S will end its contracts with Israeli prisons, where Palestinian children, women and men are held, often without trial, and routinely tortured.
Hugh Lanning, chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, said the company has learned from their AGM that “there’s a price to be paid for profiting from Israel’s crimes.”
One year on – what action?
On June 26th 2012 an independent legal report, funded by the Foreign Office, examined the treatment of Palestinian child prisoners by the Israeli authorities.
The report found Israel in breach of international law & human rights treaties. It made 40 recommendations.
So one year on since the report was published …. has the situation actually improved for Palestinian children?

The panel:

Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Minister for Children
Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
Jude Lanchin – lawyer from the CIMC delegation
and Kiri Tunks – convenor of Action for Palestinian Children and PSC executive member

The meeting will be held on Monday 17th June 6.30pm in the House of Commons (committee room 8). Sign-up on facebook>

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16 to 23 June – Lajee’s Arts & Cultural Advocacy Tour in Scotland
Monday 17 June – One year on: Children in Military Custody report
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