Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year

Thank you for all you do to support Palestinian rights. Over the last year, we have pushed Palestine up the political agenda[i], taken on the media[ii], and achieved some amazing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) victories[iii].  And we have continued to grow the movement for Palestinian human rights – we now have almost 200,000 supporters. We know…

Parliament update 21 – 24 December

THURSDAY  24  DECEMBER  2015 Steve McCabe: Pursuant to Written Answer 18122 of [http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-11-30/18122/], (a) how many times and (b) on what grounds have Palestinian academics not been given permission to attend academic conferences in the UK in the last five years; and will the Home Secretary make a statement? [ed: the subject of the earlier question 18122 was…

Contact your MP – debate on Palestinian child prisoners

Hearing about the treatment meted out to Palestinian children held by Israeli forces is heart-breaking. 14 year old Tareq* was woken at 1.30am by the sound of his front door being blown in by the Israeli army. He was handcuffed with plastic ties, blindfolded and kicked by soldiers. During Tareq’s interrogation he was first accused of throwing Molotov cocktails but when he told them he…

Parliament update: 14-18 December 2015

THURSDAY  17  DECEMBER  2015 Prime Minister’s Written Statement: Muslim Brotherhood Review: – Individuals closely associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK have supported suicide bombing and other attacks in Israel by Hamas, an organisation whose military wing has been proscribed in the UK since 2001 as a terrorist organisation, and which describes itself as…

PSC to appoint Interim Director

PSC will be appointing an interim Director to start work early in the New Year. The post will be for a limited period (3-6 months) whilst we undertake a full recruitment and selection exercise to fill the post of Director on a permanent basis. If you are interested in being considered for appointment to this position…

We say goodbye to PSC Director Sarah Colborne

After seven years as Director of PSC, Sarah Colborne has decided to move on. Sarah took over as Director in the aftermath of the assault on Gaza in the winter of 2008/9 (Operation Cast Lead). During her time as Director, PSC has grown in influence, effectiveness and size. She led PSC through major campaigns in…

BBC admits Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme misled listeners

The BBC has found that a broadcast by veteran presenter, John Humphrys, on Radio 4’s Today programme was in breach of the corporation’s editorial guidelines on accuracy. On 19th October, Humphrys and BBC Middle East Correspondent, Kevin Connolly, had a two-way conversation about the escalated violence in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel. Palestine…

In Opinion

Stories from our activists

Below some of our activists talk about why they are working with PSC to campaign for a free Palestine. Ahmed is a Writer and Director living in London. But he grew up in Gaza where most of his family still lives. In this video he tells us why he supports PSC. Diana is Jewish and was…

In Opinion

Karan’s story

Karan’s a politics student. But alongside studying he’s an activist in PSC’s community campaigning for a free Palestine. Here he tells us why. Donate to PSC’s campaigning work today. Hear from some of our other activists by clicking on the pictures below: