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: Israeli settlement football teams

Take action: Ask your MP to sign this EDM on Israeli settlement football teams Please contact your MP now and ask them to sign Early Day Motion 811 and raise the issue of FIFA recognising football teams from illegal Israeli settlements. The link to the EDM and the signatories so far:  https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/811 Find your MP https://www.theyworkforyou.com/…

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…

PSC announces new permanent Director

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, PSC, is very pleased to announce that it has appointed Ben Jamal as its new permanent Director. Ben is currently CEO of the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP). He is a long-standing PSC member and activist, and currently a member of the PSC Executive Committee and Chair of the PSC Richmond…

Stories of dispossession: Four Palestinians tells us what the Nakba means to them

Haya Al Farra, Mahmoud Zware, Kamel Hawwash, and Ben Jamal on what the Nakba means to them. Haya Al Farra works at the Palestinian Mission in London. Her parents, along with their families, lost their homes and land in Palestine when Israel was created in 1948. Like millions of Palestinians across the globe, Haya continues…