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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Take action: Protect local democracy for Palestine

Take action now to protect local democracy for Palestine! The UK Government is trying to prevent local authorities from divesting from companies linked to Israel’s illegal occupation and settlements on Palestinian land. Authorities which refuse to contract with such companies are also being targeted. Please take action and make your voice heard: send a message…

Report: PSC at TUC Congress 2015

Palestine was once again one of the key issues supported by the UK trade union movement at the TUC Congress in Brighton in September 2015.   Hundreds of delegates have shown their support, by visiting the Palestine Solidarity Campaign stall in the exhibition area, by wearing a Palestine lanyard, signing the petition against the siege…