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 Launch of #VotePalestine

Palestine Solidarity Campaign today launched the mass campaign to canvass the views of every candidate to the General Election on the 8th June 2017. Voters around the UK will be contacting their local candidates, asking them for their views on Palestine and to find out their level of support for Palestinian human rights. This is…

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…

Support the Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike

PSC released a statement after Palestinian prisoners suspended the hunger strike after Israeli authorities yielded to the demand to enter negotiations with the prisoners’  chosen leaders: https://www.palestinecampaign.org/psc-statement-dignity-won-struggle-continues/  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ On Monday 17 April, over 1,100 Palestinian prisoners held across jails in Israel began a historic hunger strike under the leadership of Marwan Barghouti. Now, their numbers have…

#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…

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…

In Actions

Take action: Contact FIFA about the demolition of Umm Al Khair village

Take action: Contact FIFA  On Tuesday 9th August 2016 the Israeli army demolished five homes of the Al Hathaleen family in Umm Al Khair, continuing the cycle of demolition-rebuild-demolition over eight recent years.  Three of the demolished structures were funded by the European Union. FIFA has recently produced a video featuring Umm Al Khair, entitled “Football…

The Sports boycott of Israel – the case of football

By: Red Card Israeli Racism The case for a football boycott of Israel is just as compelling as that for a football boycott of South Africa. South Africa was excluded from international football for twenty eight years (1964 to 1992) because of apartheid, rather than for football reasons. South African sport was, and is, really…

Voices for Palestine: We will not be silenced

The following statement appeared in the Morning Star on Saturday 14th May: “We are organisations and individuals who – for many years – have campaigned for Palestinian human rights in our different and varied ways. We pledge to the people of Palestine that we will not be silenced and that we will continue to speak…