Parliamentary update: 25th Feb – 1st March

FRIDAY   1   MARCH   2013 1. David Winnick: What discussions has Prime Minister had with US Secretary of State on a new US initiative to bring about fresh negotiations in Palestinian-Israel conflict? 2. Katy Clark: What steps is FCO taking to deter use of administrative detention in Israel? 3. Frank Field: Is Foreign Secretary discussing with Israel ending its practice of administrative…

‘Join PSC’ urges film maker, Ken Loach

Ken Loach has urged everyone to join Palestine Solidarity Campaign. PSC campaigns for justice, peace and self-determination for the Palestinians, in support of international law and human rights & against all racism. Your membership is vital for us to continue our work. Join us now and become part of a mass movement for peace and…

PSC update: burst the bubble

Prisoners: take action today Tell the Foreign Office they must pressure Israel to release Samer and the other political prisoners. Yesterday hunger striker, Samer Issawi, went to the civil court and was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment, which – backdated to the date of his arrest – would mean he would be released on 6th…

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Tweeting for Freedom

by Fiona Bowden, PSC Executive During the last few weeks PSC have  regularly taken part in the twitter campaign for Palestinian hunger striker Samer Issawi via our @PSCupdates account. The main focus of the campaign was to get the notice of mainstream media, who had ignored the issue completely, despite the fact that Samer has…

Occupation Is Not Green: Boycott SodaStream!

Complain to your local shop about Sodastream #BoycottSodaStream  You may have heard about SodaStream recently, it is a company which produces devices for home carbonating your drink. You may or may not have heard that the company is based in an illegal settlement in violation of international law.  As ‘Trading Away Peace’ – a report…

BDS: aims and guidelines

Boycott, Disinvestment & Sanctions  PSC is aware that the Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions issue is currently being debated through the media, and that many misunderstandings have arisen as part of that discussion. Boycott National Committee – the major civil society organisation leading the BDS movement in Palestine – have sent out a statement to clarify…

Reply from Foreign Office Minister about Samer Issawi

Alistair Burt, Minister covering Israel and Palestine in the Foreign Office, has responded to Mark Williams MP about the injustice faced by Samer Issawi, who is on hunger strike in protest at being held without charge or trial. Alistair Burt says “We have lobbied the Israeli authorities that those on hunger strike receive appropriate medical…

PSC update: defend prisoners’ rights

Facing death: Palestinian prisoners  Become part of the global campaign against Israel’s illegal detention of Palestinian prisoners – join PSC today. Samer Al Issawi continues to risk his life for justice. He is at risk of death following his hunger strike against his dentention without charge or trial. Please contact the Foreign Office and ask…

Parliamentary update: 11th-15th February 2013

This week there have been a number of questions relating to funding of Palestinian projects plus concern over Israel’s strike on Syria. Mike Hancock MP has asked about the Government’s discussions with Israel over the recording of interviews with children. Audio-visual recording of Israeli police interviews is a key demand of our campaign for child…