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…

Successful and amicable resolution of New Statesman action – thank you to all supporters

PSC is pleased to have received an explanation from the New Statesman regarding the removal of a piece by Salah Ajarma from its website in November. PSC commissioned an article from Salah Ajarma, the co-founder and Director of the Lajee Cultural Centre in Aida Refugee camp to be hosted on the New Statesman website. The New…

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…

The Frontline of Israel’s Settlement Regime by Salah Ajarma

By Salah Ajarma, the cofounder and director of Lajee Cultural Centre in Aida Refugee camp.   Aida refugee camp, in which I live and work, is on the edge of the famous town of Bethlehem. Our families established the camp in 1950 after being forcibly expelled from their homes by Zionist militias in 1948. Palestinians…

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…