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 …

In Opinion

PSC take Settlements campaign to the UN Human Rights Council

This week, PSC’s Acting Director Tricia Rich spoke at a side event at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Tricia spoke about corporate complicity in and the international community’s inaction towards Israeli settlement building – as well as the consequences for Palestinians. This is a version of the speech delivered at an event organised …

In Opinion

Israel’s Weapon of Mass Construction by Hugh Lanning

PSC are working in collaboration with the New Statesman to produce a series of online articles on Israel’s illegal settlements and our campaign against them. This is the first article, first published on the New Statesman blog here. By Hugh Lanning.   Israel is building Palestine out of existence, using settlements as a weapon to …

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 …

Image by Mohammed Al Baba/Oxfam

Background: End the Siege on Gaza

End the Siege on Gaza Background For the last ten years, the densely populated occupied Gaza Strip has been besieged by Israel, by land, sea and air. 1.8 million Palestinians, the vast majority of whom are refugees, are effectively trapped. After three major military assaults by Israeli forces in the last eight years, resulting in …

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 …

Report: National Day of Action on Hewlett Packard, Saturday 4th June 2016

Report: National Day of Action on Hewlett Packard, Saturday 4th June 2016 At more than twenty locations around the UK on Saturday 4th June 2016, activists protested the involvement of technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) in Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine and its military infrastructure. PSC branches throughout the country organised pickets outside major stockists …

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Video: Boycott Hewlett Packard (HP)

With thanks to BDS Italia. Hewlett Packard, one of the world’s largest IT companies, is one of the main suppliers of IT systems equipment and services to the Israeli military and security sectors, and to some settlements. Hewlett Packard plays a key role in the occupation and the violation of Palestinian rights. The Boycott Hewlett …