Easter update

We wish everyone a very happy holiday. To stay up-to-date with developments in Palestine please visit our facebook and twitter pages (which you can also see on our website palestinecampaign.org). Update  With each passing month the situation for the Palestinians gets worse. More homes are demolished. More settlements are built. Yet our government does next to nothing to…

Parliament update: week beginning 21 March 2016

WEDNESDAY   23   MARCH   2016 Question concerning Palestinian Authority Television – tabled by Lord Polak: – Lord Polak: What representations have HMG made to the Palestinian Authority following the broadcast of programmes on official Palestinian Authority television encouraging violence against Israeli citizens? I give notice to the House of my non-financial registered interest as president of CFI. –…

Join our team! Executive committee and volunteer opportunities

We have some exciting opportunities available at PSC. We have two officer vacancies on our national executive committee that are available to apply for. We also have a number of volunteer opportunities. Executive vacancies For both of these posts you must be a PSC member and agree with PSC’s aims and objectives. These are voluntary…

Local Government Ethical Procurement – debate in Parliament

Debate in Westminster Hall 2.30-4.00, 15.3.16: Local Government – Ethical Procurement The full text can be found at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160315/halltext/160315h0001.htm#16031557000002 continued at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160315/halltext/160315h0002.htm You can watch the whole debate on Hansard video at: http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/713a75dd-f279-42c3-9847-e2d2bd401fa5 Below is a report with extracts [ <> ] In a 90-minute debate in Westminster Hall, chaired by Gary Streeter, MPs debated…

Parliament update 14-18 March 2016

A summary of what was said in Parliament about Palestine week beginning 14 March. If you want to find out what your MP has said/done about Palestine, please search for their surname in our search button on our homepage. WEDNESDAY  16  MARCH  2016 Questions to DfID Secretary: – Ruth Cadbury: What recent representations has she made…

MPs tell councils it’s still legitimate to boycott Israeli goods

MPs took the chance to slam the government over its plans to stop local authority boycotts of Israeli goods at a Westminster debate yesterday. The debate was the first opportunity MPs had had to discuss the procurement policy note since it was announced in Israel in February by Cabinet Office Minister, Matthew Hancock. MPs wanted…

MPs must make clear that councils can still boycott Israel

MPs will on Tuesday (15th March) debate new guidelines regarding ethical procurement by local councils. The guidelines were announced by Cabinet Office Minister, Matthew Hancock, during a visit to Israel in February. They aim to deter local councils and other public bodies from making procurement and investment decisions based on ethical considerations, including avoiding companies…