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Palestine Solidarity Campaign- WE DID IT- KEEP UP THE PRESSURE

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The Palestine Solidarity Campaign works for peace & justice for Palestinians, in support of human rights & against all racism

We did it – help us keep the pressure up!

Recognise Palestine palestinebriefing.org
Thank you to each and every one of the 57,808 of you who emailed your MP, via PSC’s email tool, to ask your MP to vote for Palestine!
Not only did MPs vote by an enormous margin to support Palestinian Statehood (274  for -12 against), but this was also the biggest backbench debate that has been held without a three line whip. Cynically, realising they faced a heavy loss,  those who opposed the motion tried to avoid a vote by refusing to appoint tellers (four tellers must be appointed: two for the yes vote, and two for the no vote). Heroically, Jeremy Corbyn and Mike Wood MPs agreed to be the tellers for the ‘no lobby’ so that other MPs could vote for the motion.
Many viewers at home were confused because of the BBC’s outrageous misreporting of the result. The BBC Parliament channel claimed that MPs had voted for a motion which had been amended to say that recognition should only be given following successful peace talks with Israel. In fact, that amendment – tabled by pro-Israeli MPs – had not been accepted. The motion plus amendment that Parliament actually voted for was that “This House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel ‘as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution.’”
Now that the debate is over, find out how your MP voted, and send them a message to let them know how you feel about the way they voted.

Many of you will have MPs amongst the 274 who voted for the motion. Contact them now and ask them to champion Palestinian human rights by supporting an end to the arms trade with Israel and barring Israel’s illegal settlement goods from being imported into Britain.

Use our etool to find out how your MP voted and send your MP a letter.

If you have any problems with the link above please use this:http://act.palestinecampaign.org/lobby/votepalestine
If you want to support PSC’s campaign to increase Parliamentary and political support for Palestine then donate now! Donate now
BBC publishes false map placing Jerusalem firmly in Israel

BBC Online has created a map which places the city of Jerusalem entirely within Israel. The falsified map has been used to illustrate two BBC online articles in recent months. However, following complaints from PSC members and PSC on 8th October, the BBC amended the maps, moving Jerusalem closer to the Green Line, but still not quite placing the eastern half of the city in the West Bank. The question remains: What is an independent news broadcaster doing in creating maps which tell lies about the Israeli occupation?
Stand Up for Palestine! PSC Fundraiser with Alexei Sayle
Tuesday 4 November
Red Gallery 1-3 Rivington Street London
Come and enjoy PSC’s second comedy night at the Red Gallery. 
Compere: Alexei Sayle, with Jeremy Hardy, Nish Kumar (Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience), Tom Allen, and more to be announced!
Get your tickets from our website (book now to avoid disappointment)
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News and events
Senior Conservative condemns Israeli settlements and apartheid
Alan Duncan, who recently stood down as Minister for International Development, has launched an attack on Israel’s ‘illegal colonies’, and described the situation in places like Hebron as like ‘Apartheid’
He said: “Settlements are illegal colonies built in someone else’s country. They are an act of theft, and what is more something which is both initiated and supported by the state of Israel.”
He said of Hebron: “One should not use the word apartheid lightly, but as a description of Hebron it is both accurate and undeniable. In South Africa it meant pass cards, no free movement, forbidden areas, and first and second-class citizens. So it is in Hebron.”

Thurs 16 Oct – Concert for Palestine RMA Tavern – Portsmouth Read More
Fri  17 October –  Protest Against Arms Trade with Israel –  ELBIT Factory, Shenston Read More
Fri 17 Oct – Tottenham for Gaza- Fundraising Benefit for MAP –  London Read More
Sat 18 Oct – Israel Above the Law?- War On Want (note: change of time
Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre, London Read More
Sat 18 Oct – Concert for Gaza, Ripon Cathedral – North Yorkshire Read More
Mon 20 Oct – Avi Shlaim: Israel and Gaza in Historical Perspective – Oxford Read More
Sat 25 Oct – Gig for Gaza at the Grand Union – Leamington Spa Read More
Sat 25 Oct – RAAST Musicians Live- Don’t Be Deaf to Gaza Fundraiser – Walthamstow, London Read More
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