Speakers Trust blocks Palestinian schoolgirl from grand final

Denial of free speech for the “crime of being Palestinian” Palestine Solidarity Campaign have written to the Speakers’ Trust to express their disgust at the organisation’s silencing of a Palestinian schoolgirl. Leanne Mohamad was blocked from taking up her place in the grand final of the – ironically named – Jack Petchey “Speak Out Challenge” after…

Sir Alan Duncan on Israel’s illegal settlements

The Conservative Middle East Council have produced a new pamphlet, Middle East Peace: the principles behind the process, by Sir Alan Duncan. The pamphlet focuses on the inaction by the international community against Israel’s illegal settlement colonies. As Sir Alan points out, “It is not just the physical constructions themselves that matter. Building them has a…

Updates on our Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign

Our friend and fellow human rights campaigner Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement (BDS) has been issued a travel ban by the Israeli government. Despite having lived in Israel for 22 years and having no criminal record, Omar will now no longer be able to travel around the world advocating…

Report from Nakba: Then and Now conference

Nakba: Then and Now – Day-School Conference at London’s Mander Hall – Saturday 14th May 2016 On Saturday 14th May hundreds of supporters of Palestine came together to learn about and discuss the Nakba – the dispossession and displacement of Palestinians from 1948 to today. The PSC event marked the 68th anniversary of the Nakba…

Report from a celebration of Palestinian culture

Nakba Day Commemoration: ‘Registered Alive’ at the Courtyard Theatre, London – Sunday 15th May 2016 On Sunday 15th May Palestinians around the world commemorated 68 years of their catastrophe – their forced removal from their homes and lands to which they have never been allowed to return. In London PSC marked the day with a…

Video: Why we boycott. With Omar Barghouti

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement told PSC why BDS matters, why it is working, why international solidarity is essential to achieving equality and freedom for Palestinians. And if you don’t have time to watch the full 15 minute version, we’re made a shorter 5 minute version for you to…