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…

Urgent Action: Write to your MP about Umm al Hiran killings and demolition

Two days ago, on Wednesday 18 January, Israeli forces conducted a dawn raid to demolish the  village of Umm al-Hiran in Israel. This resulted in several al houses demolished and two deaths. In view of this escalation of the situation, we need you to take action and write to your MP asking them to bring this…

PSC Director’s Blog: Israel isolates itself from the world

By Ben Jamal, Director Palestine Solidarity Campaign   The significance of the UN Security Council resolution passed on December 23rd rests more in Israel’s reaction to it than the substance of the resolution itself. The resolution does not set any new policy position or commit the UN to any action to which it is not…

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/…

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…

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…