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  • GlasgowFriendsIsraelEuthanised200
    Jul 23, 2017 Israel's image

    Scottish Labour and SNP leaders endorse event by those celebrating 'euthanasia' of Palestinians

    Both Nicola Sturgeon and Kezia Dugdale have urged support for an event organised by the Israeli embassy and its murderous agents in Scotland. The Shalom Festival will showcase Israel as a fine place where Palestinians are not periodically massacred, Jewish-only roads are not barred to Palestinians, and there are no separate legal systems for Israelis and Palestinians in… Read full article
  • The Lynching Edinburgh
    Jul 20, 2017 Edinburgh

    The Lynching - during Edinburgh Fringe

    ·'Frankie wrote this after attending a performance of The Lynching in Whistable: "Dear Canterbury and Whitstable Labour Party committee members and activists, I was surprised to find that an event I attended at Whitstable Labour Club on Monday has been perceived as controversial by some in the local Labour Party, and even treated as being so problematic that it should not have… Read full article
  • pappe
    Jul 20, 2017 Occupied West Bank

    The Biggest Prison on Earth – A History of the Occupied Territories, by Ilan Pappé

    "If the Palestinian population was compliant and did not resist the occupation they were rewarded with the most basic of civil and human rights and if not, these rights were rescinded. All changed when, after two intifadas it was clear that if the prisoners would not behave themselves, an increasing brutal system of collective punishment would be put into place. Israeli… Read full article
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    Jul 20, 2017 Gaza

    Gaza under siege - Israel deliberately 'causing serious bodily or mental harm' to Palestinians

    Gaza last night. Israel (aided by Sisi and Abbas) is preventing fuel getting in to the power plant. Darkness. Hospitals unable to give care. One dictionary definition of 'genocide' is 'the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group'.The word 'genocide' was coined by Rafael lemkin in 1944. It has a legal definition.… Read full article
  • glasgow
    Jul 16, 2017 Zionism

    Scottish court yet again dismisses racism charges against Palestine solidarity activists

    On Friday July 14th in Glasgow Sheriff Court 17, Sheriff Barry Divers brought a three-year legal process to an end when he threw out charges of racism against two SPSC members, myself and Jim Watson. The seven members of the pro-Israel lobby sitting in the courtroom, a larger delegation than the usual two or three that attended every session of the near three-year legal… Read full article
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    Jul 03, 2017 War and Imperialism

    Syrian war - Israel's aims and involvement

    The Syrian War's Worst Kept Secret that could Become an Israeli NightmareRichard SiversteinMiddle East Eye30 June 2017Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an interview with a Syrian rebel commander and half a dozen fighters, who confirmed the worst kept secret of the Syrian conflict: Israel is directly aiding Syrian rebel factions with both humanitarian and… Read full article
  • jerichoposter13Sept2014
    Jun 26, 2017 Legal attacks

    Tomorrow - Tuesday 27/07/17 - is final day of 'racism' trial of SPSC members for BDS activities

    After four days of evidence and cross-examinations earlier this month, a trial enters its final moments tomorrow of two members of SPSC on charges of 'racism'. The two stand accused of aggravated tresspass for a protest against Israeli Dead Sea operation, Jericho cosmetics. Israel's massacre of 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, ended on August 26th and the protestors… Read full article
  • Sa'ad Ziada
    Jun 25, 2017 Gaza

    Seeking justice for Gaza

    'Civil proceedings have begun in the Netherlands against former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and the commander of Israel’s Air Force, Amir Eshel, over the deaths of six family members in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.' In 2016, three SPSC members visited Gaza. While there, we were hosted by the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), and spent a… Read full article
  • rememberingthewarsawghetto
    May 08, 2017 Zionism & the Nazi Holocaust

    The anti-Zionist Bund led the Jewish Resistance in Poland - the Zionist Movement abandoned the Jews

    The anti-Zionist Bund led the Jewish Resistance in Poland - the Zionist Movement abandoned the JewsTony Greenstein8 May 2017Zionism and Israel’s racist rulers have created a series of myths about how the only Jewish Resistance in Nazi-occupied Poland was from the Zionists. The role of the anti-Zionist Bund has been erased. In fact the Zionist movement in Palestine and the West… Read full article
  • May 02, 2017 Trade unions

    May Day: Palestinian trade unions call for intensifying BDS

    28 April 2017 by Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS)From bdsmovement.net On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job losses. We lend our voices to the mass rallies taking place internationally uniting trade… Read full article
  • May 02, 2017 Trade unions

    Media Release: Campaigners welcome STUC statement

    Campaigners welcome STUC statement on solidarity with Palestinian workers Media Release, 1 May 2017 [Pictured right: Ryvka Barnard of War on Want speaking at joint War on Want, Unison Scotland & Scottish PSC fringe meeting STUC 2017 - with Sam Macartney, Chair of Unison Scotland International Committee & Fiona Napier, Chair of SPSC Aberdeen.] Campaigners welcome Scottish… Read full article
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    Apr 23, 2017 What is Zionism?

    Is Zionism anti-semitic?

    By Leon Rosselson In the current furore over supposed antisemitism in the Labour Party and the suspension of Ken Livingstone for asserting that Hitler supported Zionism, the crux of the problem seems to have been somewhat obscured. Livingstone’s intervention was untimely, uncalled for and clumsily expressed (it’s never a good idea to bring Hitler into the discussion) but the… Read full article
  • Yair Golan
    Apr 02, 2017 Rise and rise of the fascist right

    Israeli general & journalist see Israel resembling 1930s Germany

    Even before the latest UN-commissioned and UN-suppressed report on Israel, an Israeli journalist has nailed aspects of current Israeli society that led Israeli Army Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan to identify trends in current Israel society reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Maj. Gen. Golan made the observations while speaking at a Holocaust Memorial event in Israel.… Read full article
  • Mar 28, 2017 Free Speech on Palestine

    Revealed: Lies & Sinister Tactics of the Israel Lobby in Scotland

    Last month’s Al Jazeera exposé The Lobby revealed the length supporters of Israel are going to in their attempts to suppress free speech on Palestine and BDS (the Palestinian-led movement calling for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) - an international effort coordinated by the Israeli government. Now details are surfacing of how groups in Scotland, such as the… Read full article
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    Mar 26, 2017 Churches

    Support free speech on Palestine – outside Methodist Church, Nicolson Square, Edinburgh Mon 27 March 7pm

    Support free speech on Palestine – outside Methodist Church, Nicolson Square Monday 27th March 7pm Jackie Walker - Palestine, Free Speech & Israel’s ‘Black Ops’ If we’re banned from speaking inside, from now on we’ll speak on the pavement outside 12noon onwards in same place– publicity stall "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our… Read full article
  • Mar 13, 2017 A colonial project

    Talks by Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur

    Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign15 March 2017BREAKING: New UN Report Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid - an evaluation of Israel’s practices against the 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid and other key human rights laws Richard Falk, co-author of this UN report starts a… Read full article
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    Mar 02, 2017 What we stand for

    Briefing against Zionist censorship campaign

    Dear Friends You may receive a communication making allegations of racism, support for murder and terrorism, Holocaust denial and heaven knows what else against the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign or other groups campaigning for Palestinian rights. The information provided below should clarify for any reader that these allegations are without any basis in fact. What we… Read full article
  • kill them all
    Feb 15, 2017 Mass killings

    We need to discuss White supremacists rising and Palestine solidarity

    "...it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity..." Dickens, Tale of Two CitiesSo many questions we need to discuss together. You will be welcome to join SPSC activists for a weekend of discussion in beautiful Pitlochry next weekend. The Tory Government and the Zionist lobby are working to criminalise… Read full article
  • gasthearabs2
    Feb 10, 2017 On campus

    Why SPSC declined invitation to debate

    The four short emails below are self-explanatory. 1-4 from bottom to top: 1. Letter of invitation from St Andrews Debating Society 2. SPSC seeks clarification 3. Clarification - Israeli diplomat will be invited 4. SPSC response, declining invitation, explaining rationale, and calling for diplomats of Apartheid State to be boycotted4. On 9 February 2017 at 09:58, Scottish PSC… Read full article
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    Feb 06, 2017 What is Zionism?

    Israel has always been based on White Supremacy

    Israel and White Supremacy by Aaron Michael LoveCounterpunch 15 October 2002 the racial oppression of the Palestinian people is at the heart of the matter; all other things–land laws, religion, pass laws, racially designated roads and neighborhoods, etc.–are symptoms. This should not come as any surprise: the racial definition of the Zionist project existed from the very… Read full article
  • trump
    Feb 06, 2017 SPSC

    SPSC Residential weekend - political discussion March 10-12

    SPSC Residential weekend of political discussion – ideas for effective campaigning in four sessions: Israeli embassy criminalisation effort against BDS and strategies to combat it Fit for the fight! The SNP on Palestine & the wider political landscape in Scotland Palestine solidarity in the context of the wider Middle East These are tumultuous times - a carnival of reaction… Read full article
  • trump
    Jan 27, 2017 From anti-Semites

    Intelligent Zionists fear Israel's enthusiasm for Trump

    "Walter Russell Mead, who warned Israel not to embrace Trump too strongly lest it is irrevocably stained in the eyes of American public opinion. Former U.S. Ambassador Martin Indyk was bleaker by far: For the first time in my life, he said, I am concerned about the future of the Jewish people, in America and in Israel. The Jewish people, he explained, have prospered and… Read full article
  • masot
    Jan 09, 2017 Israel's image

    Don't miss Al Jazeera's 4-part 'The Lobby' this week

    Don't miss the programme the BBC or C4 never tried to make Al Jazeera Investigative Unit's 4-part series "The Lobby" Wednesday, January 11, 22:30 Thursday, January 12, 22:30 Friday, January 13, 22:30 Saturday, January 14, 22:30 Go to www.aljazeera.com to watch live UK Gov't wants the 'matter closed' (BBC has already dropped it.) Neither Theresa May nor Boris Johnson called in… Read full article
  • Jan 08, 2017 Free Speech on Palestine

    Media Release: Public enquiry needed into Israeli Embassy black-ops

    Media Release: Public enquiry needed into Israeli embassy black-opsSunday 8th January 2017 [Image left: Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev meeting with SNP MPs at Westminster, October 2016] Israeli government efforts to 'neutralise' and 'take down' critics have been revealed thanks to an al Jazeera undercover investigation. Shai Masot, a sernior Israeli Embassy official, is a… Read full article
  • azaria
    Jan 05, 2017 Mass killings

    Mass support for killer Azaria - drift towards genocide?

    Elor Azaria has been tried by an Israeli military court and found guilty of manslaughter after murdering a helpless Palestinian alleged to have attacked and wounded an Israeli solder. Unfortunately for the Israeli military who condone such attacks, this murder was captured on a mobile phone, shared and went viral. The killer last March, Elor Azaria, was actually an Israeli… Read full article
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    Dec 18, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    BBC's statistics programme demolished Zionist antisemitism claims

    BBC Radio 4's weekly statistics programme took 10 minutes in January 2015 to examine and demolish absurd Zionist claims that massively exaggerated popular antisemitism in the UK and magnified Jewish fears. Any antisemitism must be firmly challenged, not just the atrocious terrorist massacres in France and Belgium but any manifestation of prejudice towards Jews as Jews. (Of… Read full article
  • Aberdeen City Councillors eloquently rebutted a Lib-Dem/Tory effort to denounce BDS activities in Scotland's third city
    Dec 16, 2016 Right to BDS

    Aberdeen City Council robustly defends freedom to boycott Apartheid

    In a victory for free speech and democracy, December 14th saw a significant defeat for forces attempting to silence criticism of Israel , as a motion raised by Councillors Greig and Boulton of Aberdeen City Council was debated at a meeting of the full Council. At first viewing, the motion had much to commend it, roundly condemning racism and xenophobia and calling for… Read full article
  • BDS2
    Oct 21, 2016 Campaigning

    Scottish PSC: notes from sixteen years of campaigning

    CONTENTS Pioneering boycott in Scotland Political ideas - major conferences Political ideas -.speakers Consistent anti-racism Sports boycott Taking on the racist JNF Cultural boycott victories Economic boycott Defending our right to fight for BDS Legal threats Scottish campuses What they say about us - partners and friends around the world What they say about us – the… Read full article
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    Oct 16, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    ALERT: all-party attack on free speech for Palestine

    A report published today by the all-party Home Affairs Select Committee unanimously recommends limits on political free speech. The six Tory MPs, three New Labour and one SNP are unanimous in urging that the term ‘Zionist’ be allowed only in an academically neutral or positive tone and that use of the term in an “accusatory“ manner should be categorised as “inflammatory” by… Read full article
  • deir yassin
    Oct 15, 2016 Right to BDS

    Stewart McDonald MP sings the Israeli Embassy song

    "Ten years earlier most of the main SNP leaders signed a motion in the Scottish Parliament to send “an important message to the Palestinian people expressing Scotland’s disgust at their treatment at the hands of the Israeli Government”. Now Stewart McDonald shares in the “inspiration for Scotland [Winnie Ewing] saw in Israel”, including the fascist-inspired butcher, Menachem… Read full article
  • SPSC 4 0 Zionists
    Oct 12, 2016 'Anti-Semitism'

    Scoreboard: SPSC 4 - 0 ScottishPFs (with two 'games' to go)

    "...in May 2010 then-First Minister Alex Salmond rightly attacked the idea that Scottish Jews "should be judged or affected by the policies of Israel. The Jewish community is not liable for those policies”. It is therefore troubling that the Lord Advocate has now accepted the Zionist claim that the Israel State represents in some way Scottish Jews. Having officially endorsed… Read full article
  • Oct 09, 2016 State terror

    Urgent: quickly send a letter to your MP to demand release of these children from an Israeli prison

    Nine children aged 13-17 were kidnapped this afternoon (Monday 10 October) from Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem by masked Israeli soldiers. On Wednesday October 5th three 14-year-olds, Mustafa Bdair, Mo'taz Barak'ah and Omar Radi were seized from their homes at 4am by Israeli soldiers. They were released on Sunday evening. The three are members of Lajee Dance group from in Aida… Read full article
  • Shimon Peres
    Sep 28, 2016 State terror

    Peres: Israeli war criminal whose victims the West ignored

    Ben White Middle East Monitor A few years ago, Peres described the Palestinians as “self-victimising.” He went on: “They victimise themselves. They are a victim of their own mistakes unnecessarily.” Such cruel condescension was characteristic of a man for whom “peace” always meant colonial pacification. Peres was born in modern day Belarus in 1923, and his family moved to… Read full article
  • adelson
    Sep 11, 2016 Others

    We face an enemy with deep pockets & friends in high places

    The Israeli Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs flew into London last week to enlist UK Government help to fight the BDS movement. Hand in hand with Israeli massacre and ethnic cleansing on the ground in Palestine, the Israeli Government fight against international solidarity with the Palestinian people involved the Minister making a sinister threat to BDS… Read full article
  • dubai
    Sep 05, 2016 Right to BDS

    Israeli anti-BDS "threats to lives of activists"

    Defamation, harassment and threats - the risk in "special operations" against BDSYossi Melman, Maariv(Key points translated by Ofer Neiman) The ministry is divided into three sections: intelligence, awareness (media) and operations.Problems may arise when the operations section, as hinted by Erdan at the YNET conference on BDS this year, will try to carry out, directly or… Read full article
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    Sep 05, 2016 What is Zionism?

    Settler Colonialism in Palestine - videos

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    Sep 01, 2016 Football

    Sept 5th Israel-Italy World Cup qualifier - BDS Italy appeal

    During the Israel-Italy World Cup qualifier, let's fill social media with Palestinian flags!BDS Italy On September 5 in Haifa, Italy will play against Israel in the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. This match should not take place. Under the rules of fair play, FIFA should suspend the Israel Football Association. In addition to practicing colonialism and apartheid against… Read full article
  • child torture
    Aug 27, 2016 State terror

    Human rights groups call for end to 'severe' Israeli torture

    Three human rights groups urged the international community to take action to end Israel’s torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian children, on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (June 26). In a joint statement, Adalah, Al Mezan, and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel say that the Israeli authorities continue, with no accountability, to… Read full article
  • Journal of imperial and Commonwealth history
    Aug 27, 2016 A colonial project

    How British soldiers brutalised Jewish troops in Mandate Palestine

    Terror in Galilee: British-Jewish Collaboration and the Special Night Squads in Palestine during the Arab Revolt, 1938–39Matthew HugesThe Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History In 1938 in British Mandate Palestine, British army officer Orde Wingate organised and led a joint British-Jewish military unit, the Special Night Squads (SNSs), to defeat Palestinian rebels… Read full article
  • shirhever2
    Aug 27, 2016 Occupied West Bank

    Most aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israeli hands

    Study: At least 78% of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israeli coffers Shir Hever, an Israeli economist who has spent years piecing together the murky economics of the occupation, recently published a report that makes shocking reading. Like others, he believes international aid has allowed Israel to avoid footing the bill for its decades-old occuption.… Read full article
  • krav maga
    Aug 22, 2016 The extreme right

    Violence at Israel ‘Peace Festival’ in Edinburgh Fringe

    The claim in the Jewish Chronicle of Nazi salutes at a pro-Palestine demonstration in Edinburgh on August 17th was pure invention. The smear is as ridiculous as it is unsurprising given the anti-racist politics of the organisers, the intolerance of the protestors to such filth, the large number of cameras and smartphones in constant use, as well as the numbers of police… Read full article
  • rabbi eyal karim
    Aug 02, 2016 Zionism

    Protest Festival of Israeli crime in Edinburgh, August 17

    Palestine supporters to Edinburgh on August 17th!The language of some UK pro-Israel organisations is getting very heated concerning their celebration of "all things Israel" during the Edinburgh Fringe on Wednesday August 17. The celebration of Israel is a celebration of violent ethnic cleansing - past, ongoing and planned. "All things Israel" includes war crimes and crimes… Read full article
  • Jul 24, 2016 Edinburgh

    Lajee cultural centre in Edinburgh

    Over 150 people attended the Lajee Centre performance in Edinburgh on the 15th of July on their scottish tour. Lajee, meaning refugee in Arabic, is a creative cultural space for the children of Aida camp in Bethlehem; a training ground for IDF soldiers that is home to 3150 refugees (UNRWA).The centre's tour brings 35 talented young people from the camp to Scotland and Ireland,… Read full article
  • August in Edinburgh
    Jul 24, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    Zionist censorship & mobilisation for Edinburgh Fringe

    The pro-Israel gang are working across the UK to support their one-day effort during the Edinburgh Fringe to openly promote the apartheid State of Israel as a beacon of tolerance. They are also trying to persuade Edinburgh City Council to cancel the booking for the conference on Settler Colonialism in Palestine on August 13th in Edinburgh. Mick Napier24 July 2016… Read full article
  • Jul 22, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    Is it Anti-Semitic to Criticize and Boycott Israel?

    "...nowadays legislatures in Europe and North America condemn and occasionally outlaw peaceful boycott of Israel (BDS) as anti-Semitic. In doing so they explicitly link Jews of their countries to Israel and its actions. This constitutes a serious danger, not only for the Jews, but also for basic freedoms underpinning the liberal principles of Western democracies." Our elected… Read full article
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    Jul 18, 2016 Cultural

    SPSC letter to Edinburgh Fringe, 2016

    To: Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe18th July 2016 Dear Ms McCarthy International Shalom Festival Gala Concert, Central Hall, 17 August 2016 I write to you to ask that you remove the above event from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme since it is nothing more than an explicit attempt to whitewash the crimes of a state, in this case the state of… Read full article
  • World Council of Churches
    Jul 07, 2016 Churches

    World Council of Churches slams Israeli injustice in Palestine

    WCC calls for member churches to recognize the danger of using scripture to in any way justify occupation Jimmy Powdrell CampbellEdinburgh7th July 2016 Representing over half a billion Christians around the world, when the World Council of Churches (WCC) agrees a statement recognizing that “so long as underlying injustice persists there can be neither peace nor security for… Read full article
  • Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid 2016
    Jul 04, 2016 Zionism

    Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid at the Edinburgh Festivals

    The Confederation of the Friends of Israel Scotland has announced a provocative all-day event during the world’s biggest arts event, the Edinburgh Festival & Fringe; on Wed 17 August at Central Hall at Tollcross, Embassy-funded Friends of Israel and StandWithUs are organising a ‘Shalom Festival’ to promote Israeli 'democracy and tolerance of minorities'. The primary Israeli aim… Read full article
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    Jun 28, 2016 Get involved

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    Jun 20, 2016 All

    West Bank - Eye Witness Report

    SPSC Edinburgh 13th June 2016 West Bank - Eye Witness Report Monday 13the June 7pm SPSC Edinburgh Office Presented by Gerry Coutts In April of this year Gerry and Basia Gordon visited a village called Jayyous, Palestine in the West Bank. They were hosted by the famiy of Abdel-Latif. Gerry and Basia travelled from Glasgow to Edinburgh to present a summary of their trip to the… Read full article
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    May 08, 2016 Get involved

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  • Crime and duty
    May 06, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    Palestinians and their supporters will not be silenced by Zionist-inspired accusations of 'anti-semitism'

    Recent weeks have seen a corrdinated series ofattacks on supporters of Palestinian freedom as supposedly 'anti-semitic'. Political positions both serious and whimsical, but not remotely racist, have led to suspensions from the Labour Party that have included lifelong antiracist Ken Livingstone, ex-Mayor of London. Mick NapierWest Calder6th May 2016 The attacks are a sign of… Read full article
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    May 03, 2016 Apartheid

    Palestinians on campaign to silence pro-Palestine voices

    As members of the Palestinian Diaspora in Britain, many of us British citizens, we have long been familiar with the ploys of Zionists and their supporters in politics and the media. We observe the desperate attempts to silence the ever-growing world-wide criticism of Israel’s actions by conflating opposition to Israel’s brutal policies towards our people with hostility to… Read full article
  • tariq ali
    May 03, 2016 What is Zionism?

    Tariq Ali: Notes on anti-Semitism, Zionism and Palestine

    By Tariq Ali / 28 April 2016 The past few months have seen voices raised from within the media and Westminster establishment concerning the supposed culture of anti-semitism nurtured under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. This has reached a peak today with the suspension of former Labour Mayor of London Ken Livingston, from the party. But, what is anti-semitism and how does… Read full article
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    May 01, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis

    Asa Winstanley The Electronic Intifada 28 April 2016 Last year, socialist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party by a landslide. Since then, there has been a steady flow of claims by Israel’s supporters that Corbyn has not done enough to combat anti-Semitism. This has only accelerated in the lead-up to a major test for Corbyn, the UK local elections… Read full article
  • Apr 18, 2016 Financial Appeal

    Thank you for contributing to our Fighting Fund!

    Thank you - your contribution will make a difference to how well we can organise to defend free speech on Palestine and to take forward the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). What's next? Time to Divest! Local Authority Pension Funds: stop investing in killing and apartheid! The Israeli government is running scared because the international BDS campaign has… Read full article
  • Apr 18, 2016 Financial Appeal

    Step 2: Fighting Fund Donation

    Step 2: Make your contribution Select one of these options to make a MONTHLY contribution. £5 per month £15 per month £25 per month £50 per month £100 per month £150 per month £250 per month Note: You will be redirected to our payment processor GoCardless - Scottish PSC does not process payments or have access to bank details. Select one of these options to make a ONE-OFF… Read full article
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    Apr 17, 2016 Legal attacks

    Support Scottish activists on 'racially aggravated' charges for protesting Israeli Dead Sea cosmetics thieves

    Support two SPSC members - Jim Watson and - I, on trial for 'racism' on Wednesday April 27th and Friday April 29th in Court 10 of Glasgow Sheriff Court. The effort by Zionists and their allies to conflate opposition to Israeli crimes and hatred of Jews is intensifying; having long ago lost the debate over the revolting crimes of the Israeli Government, the Zionists are openly… Read full article
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    Apr 17, 2016 Free Speech on Palestine

    British police guidance equates anti-Zionism with ‘new anti-Semitism’

    The College of Policing, a body which sets standards for police in England and Wales, is being urged to revise its guidance on hate crime, which equates anti-Zionism with “a new antisemitism.” The manual, ‘Hate Crime Operational Guidance’, was published in May 2014, but its definition of antisemitism was recently quoted by Eric Pickles MP on a government website. Ben… Read full article
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    Apr 06, 2016 Cultural

    2016 Edinburgh International Festival free of Brand Israel

    The programme of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival published today, April 6th, has no Israeli State-sponsored artists. Make no mistake, this represents a failure on the part of the Israeli Embassy and its Scottish supporters who announced they were working to reverse the boycott trend that has developed since vigorous protests against the Jerusalem Quartet in 2008 and… Read full article

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26 - 26 Jul

Glasgow Film Series - The Struggle Against Apartheid: Part II Jul 26, 2017 - 19:00 PM - Jul 26, 2017 - 21:00 PM 180 West Regent St, Glasgow, United Kingdom

26 - 27 Jul

Edinburgh: Is Israel guilty of genocide? Jul 26, 2017 - 19:00 PM - Jul 27, 2017 - 00:30 AM 59 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EZ

09 - 09 Aug

State of Terror Aug 09, 2017 - 19:00 PM - Aug 09, 2017 - 21:00 PM

10 - 10 Aug

Glasgow public meeting: 'State of Terror' Aug 10, 2017 - 19:00 PM - Aug 10, 2017 - 21:00 PM Unison Glasgow City Branch, Glasgow, United Kingdom

11 - 11 Aug

Dundee Public Meeting: "State of Terror" Aug 11, 2017 - 19:00 PM - Aug 11, 2017 - 21:00 PM Dalhousie Building Room 1G06

12 - 12 Aug

Edinburgh Public Meeting: State of Terror Aug 12, 2017 - 14:00 PM - Aug 12, 2017 - 17:00 PM Tollcross Community Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

17 - 17 Aug

Glasgow public meeting: Balfour's Shadow (author David Cronin) Aug 17, 2017 - 19:00 PM - Aug 17, 2017 - 21:00 PM Unison Glasgow City Branch, Glasgow, United Kingdom

18 - 18 Aug

Dundee Public Meeting: Balfour's Shadow by author David Cronin Aug 18, 2017 - 19:00 PM - Aug 18, 2017 - 21:00 PM Dalhousie Building Room 1G06

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Edinburgh Public Meeting: Balfour's Shadow (author David Cronin) Aug 19, 2017 - 14:00 PM - Aug 19, 2017 - 17:00 PM Tollcross Community Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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