Chakrabarti Report welcomed

The findings of the The Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry have been welcomed by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC). Sara Apps, interim Director of PSC, said: “This is a sensible report, and we welcome its recommendations. We particularly welcome the fact that legitimate criticism of Israeli government policies with regard to the Palestinians and the occupation have not…

Media release: Victory for BDS as High Court rules councils can boycott

The decision in the High Court ruling in favour of three councils which have boycotted Israeli settlement goods has been hailed as a “victory for the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign and for democracy”. The landmark ruling is also a rejection of the Government’s attempts, in February, to stop councils from adopting ethical procurement…

PSC announces new permanent Director

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, PSC, is very pleased to announce that it has appointed Ben Jamal as its new permanent Director. Ben is currently CEO of the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP). He is a long-standing PSC member and activist, and currently a member of the PSC Executive Committee and Chair of the PSC Richmond…

In Actions

Film: Where Should The Birds Fly

Where Should The Birds Fly is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the…

Background: End the Siege on Gaza

End the Siege on Gaza Background For the last ten years, the densely populated occupied Gaza Strip has been besieged by Israel, by land, sea and air. 1.8 million Palestinians, the vast majority of whom are refugees, are effectively trapped. After three major military assaults by Israeli forces in the last eight years, resulting in…

The Sports boycott of Israel – the case of football

By: Red Card Israeli Racism The case for a football boycott of Israel is just as compelling as that for a football boycott of South Africa. South Africa was excluded from international football for twenty eight years (1964 to 1992) because of apartheid, rather than for football reasons. South African sport was, and is, really…

UK Prime Minister called to oppose Israel’s collective punishment

Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has written to the UK Prime Minister to ask him to intervene against Israel’s collective punishment against Palestinians, in the wake of a violent attack in Tel Aviv. Hugh Lanning, chair of PSC,  expressed sympathy for all the victims of violence, with at least 66 Palestinians and eight Israeli fatalities this year. “Every…