A victory for free speech on Palestine

In a hugely significant development for free speech on Palestine, eminent human rights lawyer Hugh Tomlinson QC has issued a legal opinion that finds major faults with the government’s new antisemitism definition’s guidance. The opinion criticises the guidance that accompanies the definition which conflates criticism of Israel with antisemitism. The guidance cannot be used lawfully…

Legal opinion finds major faults with government antisemitism definition

Legal opinion finds major faults with government antisemitism definition   Definition cannot be used to judge criticism of Israel as antisemitic, unless it expresses hatred towards Jews. Describing Israel as a state enacting a policy of apartheid, as practising settler colonialism or calling for policies of boycott divestment or sanctions against Israel cannot properly be…

PSC takes government to court – donate today

We have some big news – we are taking the government to court to protect our right to boycott. As you know, the campaign for justice for the Palestinians is under attack in the UK. Last year, the government brought in measures to stop local council pension schemes divesting from companies complicit in Israel’s human…

Palestine Campaigners take Government to High Court over Israel Divestment Restrictions

  Palestine Campaigners take Government to High Court over Israel Divestment Restrictions   The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has been granted permission in its judicial review of the changes to rules governing Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) that purport to restrict divestment from Israel.  The case will now proceed to a full trial.   Campaigners…

Statement: First British Palestine activist deported from Israel under new law banning foreign critics

Ben Jamal, Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign said, “Last week, the Knesset passed a law to ban entry to foreigners who advocate the non-violent boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Last night, the first victim of this new law was PSC chair Hugh Lanning, who was detained overnight and deported from Israel this morning. We…

PSC Chair Hugh Lanning Deported from Israel

Hugh Lanning, chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, last night became the first victim of a law passed by the Knesset last week banning those advocating BDS from entering Israel. The law states that visas or residence permits will not be granted to anyone who individually calls for a boycott of the state of Israel, or…

Stand with the women of Palestine

Today, around the world, people are marking International Women’s Day. The history of women’s resistance in Palestine is a long one. In 1929 a Women’s Conference was held in Jerusalem in protest of the Zionist colonisation program, which was followed by a delegation of women who went to the British High Commissioner and called for the revocation of…