PSC update: stop the Prawer Plan

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign works for peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of human rights & against all racism Stop the Prawer Plan! Children at risk from Prawer Planby Tal King Palestinian Bedouin have lived in the Naqab (Negev) since the seventh century – long before the state of Israel was created. For over…

Call for action on Palestinian child prisoners

One year on from the publication of the British Government funded report, Children in Military Custody, Lisa Nandy MP, Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC and Kiri Tunks from Action for Palestinian Children, have written to the Middle East Minister, Alistair Burt, to call for more action. They wrote: Last year the Foreign & Commonwealth Office funded…

Parliamentary update: 24-28 June

THURSDAY  27  JUNE  2013 1.  Philip Hollobone: What processes are in place to ensure that UK aid to the PA is not used to pay salaries to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons convicted of terror offences? Commons Written Answers 2.  Lord Anderson, in Grand Committee’s Morocco debate, makes passing reference to the moderating role that country has…

Help PSC challenge media bias

Accurate and balanced news coverage is vital to any campaign for justice, and the struggle for Palestinian rights is no different. In the UK, BBC News reaches 81% of the total news audience. This is a massive figure but, unfortunately, the news this audience is receiving on the Israeli occupation is far from balanced and…

PSC update: MPs call for Government to ban settlement goods

Ban settlement goods – MPs join the call To help support the movement for Palestine in Britain, join Palestine Solidarity Campaign today This week at Foreign Office Questions, MPs pressed the Government to take action to exclude settlement goods from UK shelves. MP Grahame Morris asked Foreign Secretary, William Hague, to consider introducing a ban…

Parliamentary update: 17 June 2013

In Foreign Office Questions William Hague was pressed yet again on settlement goods. When it was put to him by Richard Burden MP that excluding settlement goods would be lawful, he did not disagree but said it was about what best promoted ‘peace’ rather than the law.  Many MPs would argue that the best way…

PSC update: PSC demand answers from BBC Director General

PSC demands answers from BBC Director General PSC is undertaking important work tackling the institutional pro-Israel bias at the BBC. But we need your support to continue. PSC and five other organisations have written to the Director General of the BBC to ask if political pressure was responsible for the dropping of the documentary, Jerusalem:…

Join us on Monday 17th June

To discuss Palestinian child prisoners. Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Minister for Children, Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC, Jude Lanchin – one of the lawyers who was part of the CIMC delegation and Kiri Tunks – convenor of Action for Palestinian Children  will be discussing: ‘One year on – Children in Military Custody report’ For more information about the meeting> Ask…

Parliamentary update: 11 June-14 June

THURSDAY 13  JUNE 2013 1.  Iraq War (10th Anniversary): –   Jeremy Corbyn: Recalls the Palestinian refugees who from the Gulf States went to Iraq only to be expelled after the invasion, as well as those who ended up in Syrian refugee camps, having been driven out of Haifa in 1948; they now joined the stream of refugees out of Syria. –  Michael…