Join Gaza Conference 2013

Saturday 13th April 10.30-4.30 Brunei Gallery, SOAS Thornhaugh Street London WC1H 0XG Join us at this major conference, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, to discuss how to increase political pressure to break the isolation and siege on Gaza, and lessons for the solidarity movement on developing campaigning for Palestinian rights. With keynote speakers examining how regional…

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MEPs’ replies – sanctions on Israel email action

Phillip Bennion MEP- Lib Dem  Thank you for your email. As a Substitute Member of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Palestinian Legislative Council I follow developments in the region closely. Further information regarding my work in this area can be found on my website: http://philbennion.org/in-parliament/delegation-for-relations-with-the-palestinian-legislative-council As you refer to in your email Catherine Ashton, European…

PSC update: BBC admits failings in Corrie reporting

Free Palestinian Prisoners – join the campaign Become part of the solidarity movement for Palestine – join Palestine Solidarity Campaign today. Over 4,812 Palestinians are currently detained by Israel; 12 of them women, 219 of them children, and 178 of them held in administrative detention – without charge or trial. Read more from Addameer, Palestinian…

Rachel Corrie: BBC admits failings

The BBC has admitted that a reference it made to Israeli soldiers dying on the same day US activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza was not ‘duly accurate’. No Israeli soldiers were killed on that day. The claim was made by veteran BBC presenter, Martha Kearney, on BBC…

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G4S: latest official response

This is the latest official response from G4S, following complaints to British Gas who use G4S for meter reading.  In this response G4S admits to providing: security arrangements for some illegal Israeli settlement activity security systems at Israel’s checkpoints Prison and police security All activities which make G4S complicit in Israel’s breaches of international law.…

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FCO: correspondence on Samer Issawi

25 March 2013 Thank you for the email to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about the Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi. Officials in the British Consulate General in Jerusalem continue to monitor the case of Samer Issawi and the continued long term hunger strike by him and Ayman Sharawna.  They are in regular contact with the…

BRICUP: Union defeats legal challenge

PRESS RELEASE 26th March 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  UNION DEFEATS LEGAL CHALLENGE ALLEGING ANTISEMITISM: RIGHT TO ADVOCATE BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL UPHELD * Judgment says that complainant was trying to use the law for political purposes * Employment Tribunal result hailed as important victory by pro-Palestinian groups  BRICUP today welcomed the outcome of the Employment…

Israel apologises for Mavi Marmara killings – PSC’s response

Responding to the news that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu apologised to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan today (22 March), Sarah Colborne, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, who was on the Mavi Marmara, said:   ‘Israel is not known for apologising for its crimes. Today, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was forced to apologise for its attack on…

PSC update: support Palestinian prisoners

Support Samer Issawi After more than 8 months on hunger strike against his illegal detention, Ayman Sharawna has been removed by Israel to Gaza where he has been reunited with family members. Samer Issawi is continuing to fight his imprisonment and has been on hunger strike for 244 days. Despite the urgency, Ofer Military Court…

UN Committee calls for action against Israel’s racism

UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls for action on Israel’s growing racism The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s latest report on Israel, released in March 2013, called on Israel to “abrogate all discriminatory laws and rescind all discriminatory bills so as to ensure non-Jewish communities’ equal access to work…