Open Letter to Theresa May: Stand up to Trump for Palestine

Dear Prime Minister, As you fly off to Washington for your first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, we wanted to highlight a number of issues that should be part of your agenda. Last week, speaking to Andrew Marr, you reinforced the importance of the special relationship between the US and the UK, indicating that…

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/…

#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…

Urgent: Save Umm al-Hiran from demolition

This is an urgent appeal to help save the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in the northern Negev. The Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu was reported to be sending his army’s bulldozers in at dawn on Tuesday 22nd November to demolish this peaceful Bedouin village in Israel. This has now been delayed, reportedly due to strong…

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…

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…

The fate of two Palestinian villages

This is an urgent request for action as the communities of two Bedouin villages are under the immediate threat of demolition. Earlier this year we wrote to you about two Bedouin villages under threat of demolition. Almost six thousand of you wrote to your MPs asking them to demand the foreign secretary protests in the strongest terms…