For more than 75 years Palestinians have lived under an Apartheid regime imposed by Israel. We are asking people to sign our pledge to help End Israeli Apartheid. Israel has created and maintained laws, policies, and practices that deliberately oppress Palestinians. This ensures Palestinians live under a system of Jewish-Israeli domination across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and affects Palestinian refugees displaced in neighbouring countries. The system is enforced by acts such as forcible transfer, drastic movement restrictions, fragmentation of communities, unlawful killings, arbitrary detention and torture, separation of families and the denial of nationality and citizenship rights to … Continue reading →
Posted May 14, 2023 in Action Item, Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Pledge, Political Rights, Press releases, War Crimes.
In a major win for human rights activism against corporate complicity, the world’s largest private security company Allied Universal, which owns G4S, has decided to sell all its remaining business in apartheid Israel. This follows years of an effective #StopG4S campaign waged by the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, including here in Ireland by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. IPSC Chairperson Zoë Lawlor welcomed the news saying, “This is an amazing and hard-won victory for Palestinian rights, coming after years of dedicated campaigning by human rights and Palestine solidarity activists. It really says something about the rank toxicity of Apartheid Israel’s … Continue reading →
Posted June 1, 2023 in Apartheid, BDS, G4S, Human Rights, International Law, Press releases, Prisoners.
For more than 75 years, the Israeli-perpetrated ongoing Nakba has resulted in the protracted forced displacement of 66 percent of the Palestinian people. The ongoing Nakba is maintained by Israel’s colonial-apartheid regime’s policies and practices, namely: land confiscation and denial of use, denial of access to natural resources and services, annexation, suppression of resistance, denial of residency, segregation, fragmentation and isolation, the imposition of discriminatory planning and permit regime, and denial of reparations. The Israeli policies and practices that maintain this system and deny the Palestinian people’s rights to return and self-determination go beyond mere human rights violations. Rather, they … Continue reading →
Posted May 14, 2023 in Apartheid, BADIL, Human Rights, Nakba, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Refugees, Right of Return, Statements.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is organising events around Ireland to commemorate what Palestinians call Nakba Day which marks the 75th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in an act of ethnic cleansing that facilitated the foundation of the State of Israel. However, the Nakba didn’t end in 1948 – the Ongoing Nakba continues today, with Israel’s new government of extremists vowing to complete the process their colonial antecedents began. Join us at one of our event around the country to say ‘NO’ to Israeli Apartheid, occupation, war … Continue reading →
Posted May 8, 2023 in Apartheid, Event, Human Rights, Nakba, Press releases, Protest, Refugees, Right of Return.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) condemns the Apartheid State of Israel for overseeing the death by hunger strike of Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan. Adnan, 45, died yesterday after an 87-day hunger strike in protest at his unlawful detention without charge or trial. We in the IPSC echo the view of the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council that this was a “calculated and cold-blooded slow-killing.” Adnan’s death was a form of ‘murder by negligence’, and it is no surprise it has come at a time when Israel is moving to implement a new law that will allow executions of Palestinian … Continue reading →
Posted May 3, 2023 in Addameer, Administrative Detention, Apartheid, EU, Human Rights, Hunger Strike, International Law, Internment, Irish Government, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Sanctions, Statements.
The European Commission must respond to a petition on EU trade with illegal settlements, and the European Parliament’s committee on international trade (INTA) should consider backing a ban, the European Parliament’s committee on petitions (PETI) decided unanimously today. The PETI committee today debated EU trade with illegal settlements following testimony from Dr. Tom Moerenhout, an international law expert and an organiser of the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) “Ensuring Common Commercial Policy conformity with EU Treaties and compliance with international law”. MEP Margrete Auken, a vice-chair of the PETI committee, initiated today’s discussion based on that ECI, which is supported by … Continue reading →
Posted April 26, 2023 in Apartheid, EU, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, Press releases, Settlements, War Crimes, West Bank.
Phew, what a week we just had! Tuesday 29th November was International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and this past week saw the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign organise events the length and breadth of the country, from Waterford to Sligo, Limerick to Belfast, Newbridge to Navan, and Dublin to Derry. In Dublin, on November 30th, to mark 21 years of the IPSC, there was a standing-room only Palestinian Cultural Evening featuring world renowned oud player Saied Silbak, alongside readings from Sen. Frances Black, broadcaster Mike Murphy and actress Neili Conroy, and contributions from the current and former Chairs of the … Continue reading →
Posted December 3, 2022 in Apartheid, Event, Event Report, Film Screening, Human Rights, International Law, Irish Government, National Rights, Palestinian Culture, Poetry, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Public Meeting, Refugees, Report, Right of Return, Sanctions.
As Apartheid Israel intensifies its assault on Palestinian civil society, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity sends our solidarity to our sisters and brothers in the Palestinian NGOs under attack. We have continued our efforts to push the Irish government to move from words of condemnation into taking concrete action. Below you will find a copy of our latest letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney. TO: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney CC: An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin Opposition Spokespeople for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Members of the Cross Party Oireachtas Friends of Palestine group, Interested TDs, Senators and MEPs Dear … Continue reading →
Posted September 2, 2022 in Addameer, Al-HAq, Apartheid, Defence for Children International, Free Speech, Human Rights, Impunity, International Law, Political Rights, Press releases, Sanctions.
Nine EU countries, including Ireland, issued a joint statement on Tuesday saying they will continue working with six Palestinian NGOs that Israel branded “terrorist organisations” last year, because Israel has failed to provide evidence to prove its claims. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign today welcomed the news. The nine countries are Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Holland, Spain and Sweden. The six Palestinian NGOs in question are Addameer, Al-Haq, the Bisan Center for Research & Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees. The joint statement from the nine Foreign … Continue reading →
Posted July 13, 2022 in Addameer, Al-HAq, Apartheid, Defence for Children International, EU, Human Rights, Impunity, International Law, Irish Government, Press releases.
Apartheid Israel jailed and deported him. France is trying to silence him. Hear first-hand from Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Salah Hammouri! To mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day 2023, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to a speaking tour with former Palestinian political prisoner Salah Hammouri; human rights defender, lawyer and researcher at Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Salah Hammouri will speak at public meetings in the following places: Dublin: Wed 19 April, 7.15pm @ Academy Plaza Hotel, D1 Navan: Thur 20 April, 7pm @ SIPTU Dan Shaw Centre, Commons Road Omagh: Fri 21 April, 7:30pm @ Omagh … Continue reading →
Posted March 30, 2023 in Addameer, Apartheid, Child Prisoners, Event, Human Rights, International Law, Internment, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Public Meeting, Speaking Tour, Tour.
As Israel’s murderous new government continues its attacks on the Palestinian people, in Ireland we are getting ready to host Israeli Apartheid Week this March. Below you will see some of the great events taking place over the month. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is a tool for mobilizing grassroots support on the global level for the Palestinian struggle for justice. IAW provides an opportunity to network and strengthen the links between the Palestinian liberation struggle and other struggles against racism, oppression, and discrimination. In 2023, as in every year since 2005, we will once again join our voices to denounce … Continue reading →
Posted February 27, 2023 in Apartheid, Israeli Apartheid Week, Press releases, Uncategorized.
Also as part part of #IsraeliApartheidWeek 2023, some of our branches will hold Boycott Israeli Goods actions on Saturday 4th March, asking shoppers not to buy Israeli products on sale in Irish stores. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign aims to apply economic pressure through people power, on the Israeli state to compel it to comply with international law and end the apartheid regime it imposes upon the Palestinian people. Actions are taking place in the following locations: Sat 4 March, Celbridge: 11.00am @ Castletown Gates Sat 4 March, Ennis: 11.30am @ Frances Street Sat 4 March, Dublin: 12.30am @ … Continue reading →
Posted February 24, 2023 in Apartheid, BDS, Boycott, Human Rights, Israeli Apartheid Week, Press releases.
Nawal Slemiah is the director and co-founder of the Women In Hebron nonprofit co-op in Palestine. It was established in 2005 and began by selling handicrafts in the Old City market of Hebron. Today it has more than 150 women producing items sold across the Hebron district – an area which is under Israeli military domination and where settler attacks on Palestinians are frequent and flagrant. Nawal will be speaking in the following places to tell the story of her co-operative and what it is like to live, work and co-operate under the Israel’s apartheid regime. Wednesday 16th Nov – … Continue reading →
Posted November 15, 2022 in Apartheid, Human Rights, Press releases, Speaking Tour, Tour.
In an open letter issued today, 18 Irish human rights groups, civil society organisations and trade unions called for the Irish government to act to stop the reconvening of the EU-Israel Association Council scheduled for next month. ADD YOUR VOICE BY EMAILING THE MINISTER – CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION! The letter follows on from other calls for cancellation directed to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, from MEPs, Amnesty International and Palestinian and international civil society groups. The signatories, which include Trocaire, Christian Aid Ireland, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Fórsa, the Communications Workers’ Union, ActionAid … Continue reading →
Posted September 26, 2022 in Apartheid, EU, Human Rights, International Law, Open Letter, Press releases, War Crimes, West Bank.
You are invited to attend one of these timely and important talks by preeminent Palestinian human rights defender Shawan Jabarin, Director of Al Haq, and a Secretary General of the FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights, who is on a speaking tour of Ireland, facilitated by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Mr. Jabarin will speak in the following locations: Friday 14 Oct – Galway, 1pm @ Martin Ryan Annex, Galway University Monday 17 Oct – Navan, 7pm @ SIPTU Dan Shaw Centre Tuesday 18 Oct – Dublin, 7pm @ Robert Emmet Theatre, TCD Wednesday 19 Oct – Cork, 7.30pm @ … Continue reading →
Posted October 7, 2022 in Al-HAq, Apartheid, Cork, Dublin, Event, Galway, Human Rights, International Law, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Public Meeting, Sanctions, Speaking Tour, War Crimes, Waterford.
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