PSC Update: Israel's racist agenda
 
Ex-London Philharmonic Orchestra violinist takes the orchestra to a tribunal
after she signed a letter calling
for the Proms to cancel a concert by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. If you're not already a member please join the facebook group supporting them.
 
Natural History Museum criticised for its links to Ahava by prominent cultural and academic figures.
 
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network has called for authorities to investigate an attack on human rights activist Mahmoud Abu Rahma in Gaza.
 
Interview with Haneen Zoabi, Palestinian member of the Knesset .
 
 
 
 
Political prisoner, Ameer Makhoul writes about freedom
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Israel's racist agenda
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Hugh Lanning, 
Chair of PSC  
 
The racist agenda of the Israeli state has come under attack for its treatment of Palestinians. The Supreme Courts decision to uphold a law that means a Palestinian who marries an Israeli citizen cannot get Israeli citizenship has been described as racist and as a form of ethnic engineering to reduce the Arab population of Israel. PSC Chair, Hugh Lanning, wrote in the Morning Star about the laws which institutionalise racism against Palestinians. 
 
Gaza commemoration
PSC members and supporters commemorated the victims of Operation Cast Lead on Wednesday 18thJanuary. This date marks the third anniversary of the end of Israel's assault on Gaza. Performers included acclaimed actor and theatre director Samuel West who read a Remi Kenazi poem, a song/rap/poem from Melissa Melodee.
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Samuel West
Performers included acclaimed actor and theatre director Samuel West who read a Remi Kenazi poem
Kika Markham performed an excerpt of her role of Amira Hass, there were readings by authors Ahmed Masoud and Selma Dabbagh and much more. Visit our PSC page and flickr page. Videos of some performances will be shared soon!
 
EU pressure on settlements grows
Clegg has spoken out against the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank,  during a meeting with President Abbas,  saying they are doing ‘immense damage to the peace process '. EU diplomats said states should consider law to discourage 'financial transactions in support of settlement activity'
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Jim Lusted - never forgotten
We are sorry to have to tell you the very sad news that Lambeth and Wandsworth PSC Secretary, Jim Lusted, died this week following a short illness.
 
Jim was a committed activist, a wonderful LWPSC branch secretary, and a lovely man. He will be greatly missed. A facebook group has been set up in Jim's honour. When they are available details of the funeral will be posted on the Lambeth & Wandsworth website
 
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