In Actions

Coop model letter

If you want to write to your Coop Bank account and tell them that you no longer want to bank with them because of their decision to close the Palestine Solidarity Campaign bank, you can use the text of the letter below. Just copy and paste it into a new document on your computer and…

In Opinion

Ben White’s speech

At our meeting in Parliament on Tuesday 24 November 2015, journalist Ben White gave an excellent speech about international law. Here is a rough transcript of it, provided by Ben. “Tonight we are considering Israel and international law, and I want to make the following three points that I think are crucial for the discussion…

In Actions

Take action: close your Co-operative bank account

PSC along with 20 local groups working for Palestine (including 10 PSC branches) have had their bank accounts unilaterally closed by the Co-operative bank. The reason? The Co-op bank say they’ve changed their “risk appetite”. Apparently Palestinian human rights are too “risky” for the Co-operative bank. Well we’re not having it. Today we’ve launched a legal case against the…

Co-operative Bank closes PSC’s account

Today the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has launched a legal case against the Co-operative Bank on the grounds of discrimination. Last month, PSC’s account was closed by the Co-operative Bank which cited “the Bank’s risk appetite” for the closure and has refused to elaborate further. Another 20[i] organisations working for Palestine – including a number…

Palestine in Parliament: 24 November 2015

This is a summary of all the things said about Palestine, Palestinian human rights in the UK Parliament, Westminster. All of this content is put together by a volunteer, Elizabeth. Thanks to her and we hope it is useful. FRIDAY  27  NOVEMBER  2015  Richard Burden: What assessment has the Foreign Secretary made of the effect of…

How Israel exerts its influence on the BBC

In the early hours of 12th November, around two dozen Israeli gunmen, one disguised as a pregnant Palestinian woman, others wearing fake beards, invaded a hospital in Hebron and gunned down a 28-year-old man. In a rare burst of reporting on an Israeli atrocity, the BBC ran an article on its website headlined: “Israelis shoot…

Parliament update: 16 November 2015

This is a summary of the mentions of Palestine and Palestinian rights in Parliament for the week beginning Monday 16th November. This is for those monitoring what’s happening in Parliament, and also to give everyone an opportunity to find out what MPs have been saying on the issue. WEDNESDAY  18  NOVEMBER  2015   Baroness Tonge: What…

Join in! Local lobbying November 2015

We hope you will joining us for the Local Lobby of MPs taking place 21-30 November. Use this week to get in touch with your MP and arrange to see them as soon as you can. From 21-30 November we are encouraging supporters of Palestinian human rights to lobby their MPs in their local areas.…