PSC and Other UK Human Rights Organisations Banned From Israel

According to a list released by Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry on Sunday, high profile members and officers of 20 global human rights organisations will be banned from entering Israel or Palestine. The list includes three UK organisations – the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), Friends of Al Aqsa and War on Want. In March 2017, Hugh…

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…

Take action: Ask FIFA to revoke Israeli settlement clubs

Take action and with over one hundred sports associations, trade unions, human rights organizations and faith based groups, representing millions of people from 28 countries across the globe, including Palestine Solidarity Campaign join football champions, scholars, film directors, politicians and government officials in calling on FIFA’s Council members to insist that Israel’s national football league revoke…

PSC takes government to court

We’re taking the government to court over its crack down on our right to run boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) campaigns. In November new government regulations aimed at preventing Local Government Pension Schemes from divesting from companies involved in human rights abuses in Israel came into force. Today we are announcing that PSC will be challenging them…

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…

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…

#StopHP Campaign: Attendees Get the Message at Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s International Trade Fair

London Stop HP Campaigners took the message about Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s [HPE] complicity in Israel’s human rights abuses to the thousands of HPE executives, employees, customers and suppliers who attended the company’s showcase international trade fair held in London on 29 November. More than 30 campaigners used the large space outside the conference hall to…

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…