Tag Archive for Palestine Solidarity Campaign

UK: Union-backed “Palestine Solidarity Campaign” openly challenges Israel’s right to exist

Critics have long suspected that the London-based “Palestine Solidarity Campaign” opposes a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians and considers the very existence of the Jewish state to be illegitimate.  (Their logo is a map of an undivided Palestine.) Union…

UK: Unite senior official blasts Israeli ‘apartheid’, welcomes Islamic Jihad member

Adrian Weir [pictured], the assistant chief of staff at Unite, Britain’s largest trade union, gave a speech recently at a demonstration protesting Israel’s hosting the UEFA Under-21 football championship. He began the speech by delivering “the solidarity greetings of General Secretary,…

Israel Apartheid Week launches – but where are the unions?

Today begins the 9th annual ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ in the UK and soon in other countries. The main event in London is sponsored by a number of pro-Palestinian student groups but not, apparently, any union. A quick search of British trade…

UK Jewish leaders urge teachers to join union, fight BDS from within

For a decade or more, British Jewish teachers have been feeling increasingly frustrated by anti-Israel and (sometimes) anti-Semitic views being expressed in their unions.  Many have resigned in disgust.  That’s the background to today’s story, reported in the Jerusalem Post,…

UK: Union backed pro-Hamas campaigners to ‘educate’ membership about the Holocaust

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has today published on its website the resolutions passed at its annual general meeting last month. The last of these is entitled “Building an anti-racist, anti-colonialist, Palestine solidarity movement – anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial”. There…

UK: Holocaust denial seen as legitimate by 20% of PSC activists

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign held is annual general meeting this weekend.  Journalists were not allowed to attend (I asked), and the first session was a closed one to debate the appeal by a former national chair of the organisation over…

UK: Union-backed pro-Hamas group to split?

The pro-Hamas Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), which is supported by nearly all of the large unions in the UK, is to hold its annual general meeting later this month.  The meeting occurs at a time of deep division inside the…

UK: Pro-Hamas campaigners postpone trade union conference – why?

The pro-Hamas Palestine Solidarity Campaign was supposed to be holding its Trade Union Conference this weekend, as we reported last week.  But now they’ve decided to postpone it until next year.  Here’s the explanation from their website: Important announcement: postponement of…

Palestine Solidarity Campaign – not many trade unionists, but proud of links to pro-terror IHH

The website of the London-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign boasts  that it “organised a supermarket action to mark the fifth anniversary of the BNC’s call for boycott, divestment and sanctions on July 9″ and that “representatives from some of Britain’s largest…