PSC Update: Parliamentary lobby, BDS and BBC’s Jerusalem gaffe

Have you made an appointment to lobby your MP on Palestine? Israel has announced another round of settlement building, while ordering house demolitions in East Jerusalem and the Hebron area. These actions coincide with the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of the ‘peace negotiations’.  In the same week dozens of settler attacks have taken place against Palestinians and…

National Lobby of Parliament

On Wednesday 27th November (from 2pm-6pm) hundreds of supporters will gather together in Parliament to call on MPs to take action for Palestinian human rights and against ethnic cleansing and racism. Make sure you are there! Ask your MP for a meeting Make sure you are free on the day – and ask your friends…

Parliament update: 25 October 2013

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER 1. Philip Hollobone: What recent information has DfID received on PA’s provision of welfare payments, and Israel’s provision of canteen payments, to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons? http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm131025/text/131025w0002.htm#13102538000073 Commons Written Answers   THURSDAY  24  OCTOBER  2013 1. Debate on Iran: – Lord Lamont: Does not agree with Netanyahu that Rouhani is the same old thing…

TUC policy

Palestine – blockade of Gaza – 2012 Congress registers that the blockade of Gaza by the government of Israel is now in its 6th year. On 14 June this year, 50 international charities and United Nations Agencies called for an immediate end to the blockade. They noted that violation of international law, affecting 1.6 million…

Parliament update: 8 October 2013

THURSDAY  10  OCTOBER  2013 1. Ian Lucas: Has FCO received reports by Military Court Watch dated 20 May, 25 June, 25 July and 28 August 2013? [Hugh Robertson: FCO officials have seen these reports] 2. Cathy Jamieson: What information does FCO hold on ages of Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons? [Hugh Robertson: None] Nos 1-2 3. Richard Burden: Pursuant to answer of 12…

MP responses on Gaza

RE: Gaza Blockade Thank you very much for your recent correspondence regarding the blockade by Israel against Gaza. I do appreciate your concerns here and am more than willing to represent them to my colleagues in Government. As such, I have now written to William Hague on your behalf, highlighting your concerns and asking him…

BBC: ‘We were wrong’

BBC: ‘We were wrong to hide commentator’s pro-Israeli credentials during Gaza assault’ The BBC has admitted it breached its own guidelines on accuracy in presenting a pro-Israeli commentator as an independent analyst during Israel’s assault on Gaza in November 2012.Jonathan Sacerdoti appeared on BBC News 24 four times over two days at the beginning of…