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Zionism and Imperialism: The Historical Origins

in The "Jewish Question"
Abdul-Wahab KayyaliJournal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Spring, 1977), pp. 98-112 Zionism as a modern political creed arose as a reaction to three interacting challenges…

Targeting complicit companies: Israel’s Dead Sea industry - the case for BDS

in Occupied West Bank
Stalls selling Israeli beauty products based on minerals extracted from the Dead Sea are a common sight in shopping centres around the world. There are a huge number of Dead Sea…
jewish colonial trust

Zionist objectives and the Balfour Declaration

in A colonial project
Ralph Schoenman: Zionist Objectives Ch 2 of Schoenman's Hidden History of Zionism (1988) "We can reasonably say that should Palestine fall within the British sphere of influence,…
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Anti-Zionism, anti-semitism and internet conspiracy theories

in What is Zionism?
A Tangled WebSarah Glynn unpicks the fine lines between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. An organisation calling itself Jewish Human Rights Watch has just published a report that…
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Israel applied lessons from Warsaw Ghetto to crush Palestinians

in State terror
As noted by Prof Stephen Graham of Newcastle University Dept of Architecture, the Israeli Army applied Nazi Germany's experience of crushing the Warsaw Ghetto uprising to attack…
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Fresh legal threats against SPSC from 'Friends of Israel' activist

in Gaza
On July 20th Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Mick Napier as an individual received virtually identical letters from defamation lawyers who had been instructed by a…
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Scottish Labour and SNP leaders endorse event by those celebrating 'euthanasia' of Palestinians

in Israel's image
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…
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The Biggest Prison on Earth – A History of the Occupied Territories, by Ilan Pappé

in Occupied West Bank
"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…
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Gaza under siege - Israel deliberately 'causing serious bodily or mental harm' to Palestinians

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A photo from 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…
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Scottish court yet again dismisses racism charges against Palestine solidarity activists

in Zionism
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,…
Sa'ad Ziada

Seeking justice for Gaza

in 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…
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Is Zionism anti-semitic?

in What is Zionism?
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…
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Israeli general & journalist see Israel resembling 1930s Germany

in Rise and rise of the fascist right
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…

Talks by Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur

in A colonial project
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign15 March 2017BREAKING: New UN Report Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid - an evaluation of…
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We need to discuss White supremacists rising and Palestine solidarity

in Mass killings
"...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…
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Israel has always been based on White Supremacy

in What is Zionism?
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…
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Intelligent Zionists fear Israel's enthusiasm for Trump

in From anti-Semites
"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…
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Don't miss Al Jazeera's 4-part 'The Lobby' this week

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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…
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Mass support for killer Azaria - drift towards genocide?

in Mass killings
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…

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

in State terror
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…
Shimon Peres

Peres: Israeli war criminal whose victims the West ignored

in State terror
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…
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Human rights groups call for end to 'severe' Israeli torture

in State terror
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…
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How British soldiers brutalised Jewish troops in Mandate Palestine

in A colonial project
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…
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Protest Festival of Israeli crime in Edinburgh, August 17

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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…
Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid 2016

Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid at the Edinburgh Festivals

in Zionism
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…
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Palestinians on campaign to silence pro-Palestine voices

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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…
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Owen Jones’ Obsession with ‘anti-Semitism’

in Zionism
As A B Yehoshua, one of Israel’s foremost novelists, explained in a lecture to the Union of Jewish Students, ‘‘Anti-Zionism is not the product of the non-Jews. On the contrary,…
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Palestine, Zionism, Apartheid Israel, and UK Government attacks on BDS

in Zionism
"UK Minister of Justice Michael Gove opposes a welcome to refugees fleeing war and seeking sanctuary here and he fights against Palestinian refugees who do not want to come to…
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Who is using human shields in war crimes in Israel/Palestine?

in The army has a state
A constant of Israeli propaganda is that Palestinian fighters use Palestinian civilians as human shields to force the humane, heroic soldiers of the “most moral army in the world”…
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Israeli man claims border official drew a penis and wrote ‘Long live Palestine’ on his passport

in Internationally
Israeli outrage at being delayed at border for 90 minutes! "Must have been due to racism". Mr Y'aakobi said the incident happened 'only because I am Jewish' and he had to spend…

Netanyahu: Palestinians got Hitler to exterminate European Jews

in Modern Zionism
Netanyahu should know better than to minimise Hitler’s role in the HolocaustYvonne RidleyMidle East MonitorWednesday, 21 October According to Zevaha Galon of Israel’s left-wing…

British Government approved £4million of arms sales to Israel after Gaza bombardment

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Arms deals to Israel worth £4million were approved by Britain immediately after last summer’s bombardment of Gaza. The sales won official approval despite evidence suggesting…
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The 51-Day War: Ruin and resistance in Gaza

in Mass killings
The Israeli attack on Gaza was increasing in intensity a year ago. Since the author is speaking at SPSC meetings across Scotland in August, I’ve just finished The 51 Day War: Ruin…
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Call for genocide of Palestinians from Israeli Government minister

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Israeli lawmaker’s call for genocide of Palestinians gets thousands of Facebook likes Ali AbunimahElectronic In tifada07/07/2014 A day before Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu…
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Leading British Zionist Greville Janner - apologist for massacre

in Support for Zionism
There is outrage in Britain over the decision not to prosecute a senior British peer over child sex offences. Lord Greville Janner should have been charged with historic child sex…
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Launch of Enduring Roots: A Century of Resistance to the JNF

in Mass dispossession
Mon March 30 2015 saw the world-wide launch of the short film Enduring Roots: A Century of resistance to the JNF, released in an initial 14 languages with Greek, Finnish, Slovak…
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Israel has ended the chatter about two states - now we fight to end apartheid

in Hopes
Netanyahu’s Win Is Good for PalestineYousef MunayyerNew York TimesMarch 18th 2015WASHINGTON — IF anyone doubted where Benjamin Netanyahu stood on the question of peace, the…

Israeli cosmetics firm plundering Dead Sea

in Occupied West Bank
"It is in the settlements of Mitzpe Shalem and Kalia that Ahava mines and manufactures cosmetics from mud extracted from the occupied Dead Sea area. The company's annual revenue…

Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the truth about Palestine

in Pre-State of Israel
Wolf Hall, Peter Kosminsky's 2011 mini-series starring Claire Foy, is currently airing on BBC television to rave reviews. Zionists must fear that Kosminsky's and Foy's high…
Rape as a military tactic

Rape in the practice and the culture of Israeli settler colonialism

in A colonial project
PALESTINE: Sexual Violence, Women`s Bodies, and Israeli Settler Colonialismby Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Sarah Ihmoud and Suhad Dahir-Nashif17 November 2014 "They not only invaded…
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When Genocide is Undeniable

in Mass killings
It is 2014 and Zionism continues to labour under the delusion that it will achieve its settler-colonial aims of 1897. Starting in 1947, the ongoing Nakba has now reached an…
Israelis relax (L) and watch massacres in Gaza (R)

Scottish Government is working to protect Israel

in Zionism
"Today's news from Israel reports (YNet in Hebrew - translated into English by a friend there) that the Scottish Government is actively working with the Israeli Ministry of…
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SCOTTISH PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CALL TO ACTION

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Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign calls for • mass welcome for Palestinian Archbishop Atallah Hanna at Edinburgh Airport tomorrow night (Monday) at 9.00pm • City Centre…
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Analysis of Kidnapping Case: The Corporate Media and Ethnic Cleansing

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The ongoing Nakba against the Palestinian people has intensified this month, with a brutal campaign of collective punishment being meted out in all parts of occupied Palestine.…
Bulldozers at work, demolishing Palestinian homes...

Israeli 'left' and right have never conceded equal rights to Palestinians

in Apartheid
The demand that the Palestinians recognize a Jewish state is no coincidence; it's not to be taken lightly. It's the way to demand that the Palestinians admit their historic defeat…
Israeli architects work to maintain the illegal occupation

British architects vote to expel Israel from international union

in Archeology / Architecture / Assassination
Architects back suspension of Israelis from international union Jewish Chronicle, 20 March 2014British architects have backed calls to suspend Israeli counterparts from their…
Settler-soldiers pray in area of mosque handed over to settlers after the massacre

Hebron settlers celebrate 1994 mosque massacre of Muslim worshippers that closed Shuhada Street

in Mass killings
Remembering the Ibrahimi Mosque massacreIn an event which cemented the city's occupation, Baruch Goldstein gunned down Muslim worshippers 20 years ago today.Rich Wiles Hebron,…
Wajih Al Ramahi - another child murder by Israeli Army

Israeli snipers still targetting and killing children

in Mass killings
Thousands mourn child shot dead by Israeli sniper in al-JalazunMa'an News Agency 09/12/2013 RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Thousands of mourners turned out on Sunday for the burial of Wajih…

British Zionists concede horror of occupation, despair at Israel's pariah status

in Among Jews
Take a lawyer's advice - visit the occupied territoriesBy David Middleburgh,Jewish Chronicle 24 January 2014 "...conviction rates are 99.7 per cent...there is no longer any point…
Israeli assassins - they also kill unarmed demonstrators

Israel's history of killing Palestinian leaders

in Archeology / Architecture / Assassination
"On November 14, two days after Palestinian factions in Gaza agree to a truce following several days of violence, Israel assassinates the leader of Hamas' military wing, Ahmed…
The killer, Eden Natan-Zada, poses with a book by late Rabbi Meir Kahane

Israeli court jails Palestinians who defended themselves from Jewish perpetrator of massacre

in Mass imprisonment
Palestinians condemn prison sentencesAl Jazeera 29 November 2013 Jamal Zahalka, a Palestinian member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, called the sentences "an aggressive…
Israel has killed more than 1,300 children in Gaza since 2000

Israeli drones killing Palestinian children

in Mass killings
Save the children from Israel's deadly dronesby Brad Parker, Defence of Children InternationalAl Jazeera 27 November 2013 Mahmoud Khousa was 13 when he died. He was killed last…
Palestinians of course. Israeli Jews would never be subjected to this

Why Israel is special, a special form of apartheid

in Structures of apartheid
Does Uri Avnery know so little about Israel? Jonathan Cook26 October 2013 I"'d love Avnery to point out the European state where, like Israel, 93 per cent of the land has been…
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Why pick on Israel?

in A Zionist State
So why pick on Israel for a divestment campaign instead of other brutal regimes? Well, because Israel ticks all the boxes. The table below lists only some of the reasons why you…
Aharon Barak built the legal defence for Iraeli crimes

A Scottish University's contribution to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

in Structures of apartheid
'Aharon Barak developed a "legal" framework for Israel's illegal occupation that justified massive human rights abuses, including the firing of live rounds at unarmed…
Prawer Plan: Ethnic Cleansing of the Naqab Bedouin

Ethnic Cleansing of the Naqab in 2013: Is the Wood Group powering the ‘Prawer Plan?

in Planned ethnic cleansing
The 'Prawer Plan' The ‘Prawer Plan’ is the innocuous sounding name for the biggest project of ethnic cleansing carried out by Israel since 1967 and so far, it is receiving scant…

Findhorn Community "proudly hosts" supporters of ethnic cleansing

in Mass dispossession
UPDATE: Findhorn Foundation statement Many supporters of a militaristic movement which was central to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians are among those presenting papers at a…
The JCT was founded in 1899 to be the financial instrument for the colonisation of Palestine

Zionist Colonialism in Palestine

in A colonial project
Fayez Sayegh (1965)The frenzied 'Scramble for Africa' of the 1880s stimulated the beginnings of Zionist colonisation in Palestine. As European fortunehunters, prospective…
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UK Zionists begin to panic, see great danger for Israeli regime

in Hopes
When the Israel boycott goes mainstreamBy Jonathan Freedland, in Jewish Chronicle 7 June 7 2013 "Rather than slamming him, those who wish the best for Israel should contemplate…
Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla greets fellow South American strongman Augusto Pinochet

Anti-semitic Argentine butchers worked closely with Israel

in From anti-Semites
Videla reserved special treatment for Jews, and among those kidnapped there were approximately 1300 Jews, significantly higher than their share of the population. They also…

Gordon Brown MP - a case to answer

in Zionism
Gordon Brown MP is Patron of an openly racist organisation, worked to criminalise free speech for supporters of Palestine As Scottish civil society declares increasingly in favour…
Greg Roman speaks for the Israeli Government

Debate between Israeli spokesman, a Palestinian, and a BDS activist

in Apartheid
Israeli illegal Jewish settlers get 42 times more water than Palestinians and earn more than 20 times as much. Listen and watch here on Al Jazeera. Greg Roman defends the crimes…
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Howling hyenas jeering in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem

in Mass dispossession
Your MP almost certainly supports the UK Government in supporting the Israeli Government who organise the settlers. Settler violence continues - killing, burning and general…
Daniel Day-Lewis collecting the unprecedented third Oscar.  He also saw and told the truth about Israeli child murder Gaza

Daniel Day-Lewis report from Gaza

in Gaza
Soldier on guard: "We have identified someone on two legs [code for human] 100 metres from the outpost.Soldier in lookout: "A girl about 10." (By now, soldiers in the outpost are…
Israeli sniper posted this image on his public personal page

Israeli sniper Mor Ostrovski confirms his comrades' child-killing culture

in Mass killings
"Yesterday at this spot the Israelis shot eight young men, six of whom were under the age of eighteen. One was twelve. This afternoon they kill an eleven-year-old boy, Ali Murad,…
Israeli attack on Gaza concentration zone

Israel Under Attack?

in Israel's image
Israel Under Attack? Israel’s latest military incursion has followed the same pattern as so many previous assaults. We have witnessed six or seven days carnage poured upon a…
Taub defends mass murder

Israel's ambassador & Scottish PSC Chair on Gaza

in Gaza
From London's LBC talk radio station this morning, the usual lies and spin from Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub followed by rebuttal from SPSC Chair Mick Napier.
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National Demo: Glasgow, Sunday, 1pm

in Rise and rise of the fascist right
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION: Glasgow - Sunday 25th November 1pm March for Gaza - End the Massacre! End the Siege! The F16's have been put on hold, but the siege continues, as does the…
This SPSC banner has been out on demonstrations so many years

All-Scottish Emergency Demonstration - End the Gaza Massacres

in Gaza
Saturday 17th November Assemble 12noon Charlotte Square12.30pm - March to Scottish Parliament Called by:We are All Hana Shalabi & Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign Supported…
Ashkenazi - on trial in Turkey for the Mavi Marmara massacre

Israeli killers on trial in Turkey

in Mass killings
"They told how live ammunition was fired at them, killing nine and injuring countless more; how hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, laptops, credit cards and other valuables…
Dead but not forgotten: a late obituary to Yitzhak Shamir (3rd from left) - a pro-Nazi who became Prime Minister of Israel

The Death of Yitzhak Shamir, pro-Nazi Zionist

in Zionism & the Nazi Holocaust
By Lenni Brenner Every major American daily newspaper ran an obituary upon the June 30 death of Yitzhak Shamir, Israel’s 7th Prime Minister, 1983-84 and 1986-92. Many said…
Israel's nuclear WMDs have been ignored by the Western powers*

Israel rejects international conference on nuclear-free Middle East

in Fundamentalists with nukes
By Amir Oren, Haaretz – 20 Sept 2012Israel expressed its strong opposition on Wednesday to an Arab initiative, supported by the Obama administration, to hold a conference that…
A massacre that reverberated round the world - but many Israeli massacres of Palestinians do not

Eye-witness to Sabra and Shatilla massacre

in Mass killings
Public meeting: 30 year commemoration of the Sabra & Shatila massacreEye-witness report by Dr Ben Alofs Ben Alofs was working as a nurse in West Beirut in the summer of 1982,…
Fundamentalist Jewish settlers claim to have found King David's city

Corrupt Israeli archaeology in the service of ethnic cleansing

in Archeology / Architecture / Assassination
David Recruited to Expel Palestinians - When Archaeology Becomes a Curseby Jonathan Cook 28 September 2008 "...no physical evidence shows that King David ever used the buildings.…
Can the prison walls be broken, or just moved?

Statement by One Democratic State Group

in Universal human rights
29 November 2007 For decades, efforts to bring about a two-state solution in historic Palestine have failed to provide justice and peace for the Palestinian and Israeli Jewish…
The Israeli view of Obama as the settlers' freind

Israel's next steps in th ethnic cleansing programme 1948 - 20??

in Successful ethnic cleansing?
If settlements are 'legal', the ground is laid for annexationJonathan Cook Jul 18, 2012 Recent European Union reports have used unprecedented language to criticise Israel for the…
Refugees on the move in 1948: the enthnic cleansing has never stopped

Israel's Dark Future

in Successful ethnic cleansing?
by Jonathan Cookantiwar.com 20 January 2007 When I published my book Blood and Religion last year, I sought not only to explain what lay behind Israeli policies since the failed…
Israel has massive US aid and fearsome weaponry...

Israel: the next war

in Catastrophic war?
The US's failure under Barack Obama to impose peace between Israel and the Palestinians makes a new war likelyby Alain Gresh Le Monde Diplomatique 28 December 2011 "Israeli tanks…
Raed Salah: "Israel is preparing the ground to complete the ethnic cleansing of its Palestinian citizens"

Israel preparing to complete the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

in Successful ethnic cleansing?
Interview with Raed Salah in Middle East Monitor: 14 June 2011 In an exclusive interview with the Middle East Monitor, the head of the Islamic movement in Israel, Shaykh Raed…
Why do some Israeli citizens form a Public Committee against Torture?

UN condemns Israel's widespread use of torture

in Torture
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel18 July 2012 In June 2012, the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) posed 59 questions to Israel regarding its compliance with…
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Scotland: 'little or no antisemitism' is coupled with 'rise of anti-Zionist political activity'

in The end of Zionism
by Mick NapierChair, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign15 July 2012Being Jewish in Scotland, a survey of Scottish Jewish opinion funded by a Scottish Government grant of over…
Another mosque fire-bombed by settlers, this one near Safed in Northern Israel

Israeli oppression of religious minorities - Muslims

in Religion
Israeli Eradication of History: Disappearing MosquesBy: Jonathan Cook July 9, 2012 "Non-Jewish holy sites do not enjoy legal protection under [Israel's 1967 Protection of Holy…
Half the Ramallah Orchestra at St Anne Church

Israeli military checkpoints prevent Palestinian cultural event

in Cartography / Culture
Ramallah Orchestra's performance of 'Eroica' in Jerusalem is cancelled due to Israeli interference by Tom Suarez July 2, 2012 The Ramallah Orchestra, an initiative of the music…
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Biblical stories are uncorroborated

in Archeology / Architecture / Assassination
Gabriel Piterburg on Facts on the Ground By Nadia Abu El-Haj"...she has been vindicated by Israeli archaeologists themselves. A group of Israeli archaeologists that had been sent…
Shafir explains why Israel is the product of a settler colonial project, European Zionism

Zionism as a settler colonial project

in What is Zionism?
Land, Labor and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914 By Gershon Shafir [Shafir] "excavated the impact of settler colonial thinking in Europe upon the early…
Gebriel Piterberg looks at a biography of Herzl by Jacques Kornberg

What drove Herzl to Zionism?

in The "Jewish Question"
[Herzl's] "alienation from his own Jewishness and his deep underlying desire to be a Gentile himself. Kornberg shows how Herzl really wanted to be accepted as a white Christian…
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The prevalence of torture in 1988

in Torture
(from Chapter 10, The Hidden History of Zionism, The Prevalence of Torture) The use of torture in Israeli prisons has been the subject of extensive inquiry. In 1977, the London…
The short book is an excellent general introduction.

Four key myths of Zionism

in Modern Zionism
By Ralph Schoenman (The Hidden History of Zionism Chapter 1 The Four Myths) "...when we study what the Zionists have written and said – particularly when addressing themselves –…
Looted Palestinian books, labelled 'absentee property'

Israel's war on Palestinian culture

in Cartography / Culture
by Maureen Clare Murphy on Mon 24 Oct 2011 In a new article made available today by the journal Jerusalem Quarterly, activist and The Electronic Intifada contributor Hannah…
Israeli police blocking participants and audience from entering the Palestine National Theater in E. Jerusalem

Armed Israeli police close theatre on first night of Palestinian festival

in Cartography / Culture
Rory McCarthy, Jerusalem, Guardian, May 24th 2009 Shortly before the opening event was due to begin, a squad of around a dozen Israeli border police walked into the Palestinian…
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The Zionist massacres and violent destruction of much of Palestine in 1948

in A refugee people
Mechanisms of ExpulsionBy Salman Abu Sitta, Journal of Palestine Refugee Studies Vol 1/2 Autumn 2011 "This is an example of orientalism that people in the West would not believe…
Palestinian refugees on the move in 1948

The expulsion of the Palestinians re-examined

in Planned ethnic cleansing
By Dominique Vidal in Le Monde Diplomatique December 1997 "...250 killed, some of whom were unarmed prisoners. This was followed by a forced evacuation characterised by summary…
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Notes on Zionism, anti-semitism and Jewishness By Mike Marquesee

in From Jews
"Until 1945, most Jews rejected the Zionist analysis – which was that anti-semitism was a permanent feature of non-Jewish societies, could not be challenged, and the only solution…
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Articles

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napoleonEgypt

Zionism and Imperialism: The Historical Origins

in The "Jewish Question"
Abdul-Wahab KayyaliJournal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Spring, 1977), pp. 98-112 Zionism as a modern political creed arose as a reaction to three interacting challenges…

The Balfour Declaration: A study in British duplicity

in Balfour to 1948
Avi ShlaimMiddle East Eye25 August 2017The Balfour Declaration, issued on 2 November 1917, was a short document which changed the course of history. It committed the British…

Targeting complicit companies: Israel’s Dead Sea industry - the case for BDS

in Occupied West Bank
Stalls selling Israeli beauty products based on minerals extracted from the Dead Sea are a common sight in shopping centres around the world. There are a huge number of Dead Sea…
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Zionist objectives and the Balfour Declaration

in A colonial project
Ralph Schoenman: Zionist Objectives Ch 2 of Schoenman's Hidden History of Zionism (1988) "We can reasonably say that should Palestine fall within the British sphere of influence,…
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The Fight Goes On: Resisting the attack on support for Palestine

in Legal attacks
On Monday, 11th Sept, at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Sheriff Charlotte Coutts found SPSC member Ally Coutts (no relation) guilty of ‘acting in a racially aggravated manner with intent…
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Anti-Zionism, anti-semitism and internet conspiracy theories

in What is Zionism?
A Tangled WebSarah Glynn unpicks the fine lines between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. An organisation calling itself Jewish Human Rights Watch has just published a report that…
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Israel kills Palestinians and works to silence dissent

in The opposition
The entire written and audio-visual content of the SPSC website and Facebook pages over seventeen years, together with scores of hours of TV discussions by SPSC representatives…
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Israel applied lessons from Warsaw Ghetto to crush Palestinians

in State terror
As noted by Prof Stephen Graham of Newcastle University Dept of Architecture, the Israeli Army applied Nazi Germany's experience of crushing the Warsaw Ghetto uprising to attack…

SPSC Statement: JHRW report

in About SPSC
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign Statement 29 July 2017 Scottish PSC is not inclined to take seriously the so-called 'research' of a pro-Israel blogger whose primary purpose…
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Fresh legal threats against SPSC from 'Friends of Israel' activist

in Gaza
On July 20th Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Mick Napier as an individual received virtually identical letters from defamation lawyers who had been instructed by a…
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Scottish pro-Israel group welcomes takeover of Al Aqsa

in Friends of Israel
Do SNP and Labour members know how mad are one of the main organisers of the pro-Israel Shalom Festival in Edinburgh, which both party leaders, Nicola Sturgeon and Kezia Dugdale,…
GlasgowFriendsIsraelEuthanised200

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

in Israel's image
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…
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The Lynching - during Edinburgh Fringe

in Edinburgh
·'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…
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The Biggest Prison on Earth – A History of the Occupied Territories, by Ilan Pappé

in Occupied West Bank
"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…
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Gaza under siege - Israel deliberately 'causing serious bodily or mental harm' to Palestinians

in Gaza
A photo from 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…
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Scottish court yet again dismisses racism charges against Palestine solidarity activists

in Zionism
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,…
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Syrian war - Israel's aims and involvement

in War and Imperialism
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…
Sa'ad Ziada

Seeking justice for Gaza

in 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…

May Day: Palestinian trade unions call for intensifying BDS

in Trade unions
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…

Media Release: Campaigners welcome STUC statement

in Trade unions
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,…
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Is Zionism anti-semitic?

in What is Zionism?
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…
Yair Golan

Israeli general & journalist see Israel resembling 1930s Germany

in Rise and rise of the fascist right
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…

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

in Free Speech on Palestine
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…

Talks by Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur

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Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign15 March 2017BREAKING: New UN Report Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid - an evaluation of…
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Briefing against Zionist censorship campaign

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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…
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We need to discuss White supremacists rising and Palestine solidarity

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"...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…
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Why SPSC declined invitation to debate

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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 -…
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Israel has always been based on White Supremacy

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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…
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SPSC Residential weekend - political discussion March 10-12

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SPSC Residential weekend of political discussion – ideas for effective campaigning in four sessions: Israeli embassy criminalisation effort against BDS and strategies to combat it…
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Intelligent Zionists fear Israel's enthusiasm for Trump

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

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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…

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

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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…
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Mass support for killer Azaria - drift towards genocide?

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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…
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BBC's statistics programme demolished Zionist antisemitism claims

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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…
Aberdeen City Councillors eloquently rebutted a Lib-Dem/Tory effort to denounce BDS activities in Scotland's third city

Aberdeen City Council robustly defends freedom to boycott Apartheid

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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…
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Scottish PSC: notes from sixteen years of campaigning

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CONTENTS Pioneering boycott in Scotland Political ideas - major conferences Political ideas -.speakers Consistent anti-racism Sports boycott Taking on the racist JNF Cultural…
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ALERT: all-party attack on free speech for Palestine

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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…
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Stewart McDonald MP sings the Israeli Embassy song

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

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"...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…

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

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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…
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Peres: Israeli war criminal whose victims the West ignored

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

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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…
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Israeli anti-BDS "threats to lives of activists"

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

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

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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…
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How British soldiers brutalised Jewish troops in Mandate Palestine

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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…
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Violence at Israel ‘Peace Festival’ in Edinburgh Fringe

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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…
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Protest Festival of Israeli crime in Edinburgh, August 17

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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…

Lajee cultural centre in Edinburgh

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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…
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Zionist censorship & mobilisation for Edinburgh Fringe

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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.…

Is it Anti-Semitic to Criticize and Boycott Israel?

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"...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…
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SPSC letter to Edinburgh Fringe, 2016

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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…
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World Council of Churches slams Israeli injustice in Palestine

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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…
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Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid at the Edinburgh Festivals

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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…
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West Bank - Eye Witness Report

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

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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…
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Palestinians on campaign to silence pro-Palestine voices

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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…

Thank you for contributing to our Fighting Fund!

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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…

Step 2: Fighting Fund Donation

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

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

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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…
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2016 Edinburgh International Festival free of Brand Israel

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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…
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Jamal Juma public meetings on the Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign

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"We therefore need to ensure that the campaign for the freedom of all anti-wall activists and Palestinian political prisoners continues to grow. We have to combine our energies to…

SPSC Fighting Fund

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The Appeal: Support the SPSC Fighting Fund “Having lost the actual arguments, Israel's defenders have now declared war on argument itself". The pro-Israel forces are campaigning…

CCTV tracking technology ready to launch in Glasgow

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Glasgow City Council slammed over CCTV tracking technology ready to launch on 70 cameras which can track you across town by Billy Briggs, 30 March 2016The Daily Record A TOTAL of…

No 2 Brand Israel at Edinburgh Festival 2016

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Please act on the appeal from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) which asks you to add your voice – wherever you are – asking the…
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Owen Jones’ Obsession with ‘anti-Semitism’

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As A B Yehoshua, one of Israel’s foremost novelists, explained in a lecture to the Union of Jewish Students, ‘‘Anti-Zionism is not the product of the non-Jews. On the contrary,…
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Palestine, Zionism, Apartheid Israel, and UK Government attacks on BDS

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"UK Minister of Justice Michael Gove opposes a welcome to refugees fleeing war and seeking sanctuary here and he fights against Palestinian refugees who do not want to come to…

Edinburgh Science festival are without Selex ES in 2016

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The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomes the news that the Edinburgh international science Festival will no longer involve Selex ES. The Edinburgh based arms company…
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Israel is warring on the Palestinians...and on us. Enlist in the "enemy forces" today!

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Massacre and ethnic cleansing are popular with Jewish Israelis The Independent reported on Tuesday (8 March) the findings of a “study carried out by the Pew Research Centre” that…
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Police protect Barclays investments in death against symbols of death

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Police Scotland seem to be lining up with Barclays Bank to prevent political activity on a public street against Barclays' $25m investments in arms giant Raytheon. Barclays…
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SPSC Edinburgh Branch Statement

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18th February 2016 SPSC has for many years developed a tradition of active grass roots campaigning to win support for the Palestinian call for BDS against Israel. Our approach has…
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Government attack on BDS

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Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign16 February 2016 The UK Government plans to criminalise the adoption of BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) policies by local…

Anti-Palestinian racism, Islamophobia and allegation of anti-Jewish racism

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In the June 2001 issue of the Edinburgh Star, ‘Journal of the Edinburgh Jewish Community’, available in Edinburgh Central Library, Esti Sheinberg wrote that, ’The Jewish passion…

Pro-Israel organisations and Crown on the defensive as Sheriff throws out charge against Palestine campaigner

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3 February 2016, Kilmarnock Sheriff Court Sheriff Watson dismissed a charge of assault against Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (Scottish PSC) member Mick Napier today…
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44% of British people 'proud of the British Empire' - we honour those who resisted and still resist

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The British Empire not only organised the Zionist colonisation of Palestine, and invaded and devastated Iraq more than once. These are details in a much larger bloody story. The…
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Protest Co-op Bank threats to Palestine campaign accounts

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Saturday 23rd & 30th January 2016 11am to 1pm Glasgow: Gordon Street Co-op Bank Corner of Mitchell St Edinburgh: George Street Co-op Bank between Hanover St & Frederick St The…
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SPSC meetings: Settler-colonialism in Palestine and Ireland - a comparison

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Talk & discussion introduced by Mick Napier(SPSC National Committee) Israel is often usefully compared with the colonial-settler project in South Africa but comparison with the…
Together Against Prevent

Together Against Prevent

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We are a signatory to the 'Together Against Prevent' statement that says: We recognise and condemn the damage that Prevent’s “spot the potential terrorist” approach has made…
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Palestinians face genocide, fighting for freedom. Join SPSC

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“Many killings of Palestinian children by Israeli armed forces have been unlawful…and meet the definition of crimes against humanity under international Law” (Amnesty Report, 20…

Report on Dr Mads Gilbert in Scotland

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Mads Gilbert, Norwegian doctor, humanitarian and political activist, who has worked in the war zone of Gaza during four major Israeli attacks since 2006, has completed his short…
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Supporters of Israeli mass murder are hurt by criticism - claim 'anti-semitism' yet again

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In a carefully chosen legal ruling that supporters of Israeli ethnic cleansing and massacre need to reflect on before bleating about the anger they arouse for their political…
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War After War – Paris & the Middle East

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SPSC Statement, 18 November 2015 Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign is appalled at the depth of inhumanity(1) of the ISIS killers who callously slaughtered 128 and critically…
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Who is using human shields in war crimes in Israel/Palestine?

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A constant of Israeli propaganda is that Palestinian fighters use Palestinian civilians as human shields to force the humane, heroic soldiers of the “most moral army in the world”…

BDS and Normalisation

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Scottish PSC Statement, 17 November 2015 Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) has been committed to campaigning for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel…

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