Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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Palestinians call for a boycott of Israeli diamonds

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Over 50 Palestinian organisations, representing a cross-section of Palestinian civil society, including women’s groups and trade unions, and international organisations in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for equality, justice and an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, have issued an appeal to women and men of conscience and jewellers worldwide to reject diamonds processed in Israel. Samir Abed-Rabbo, a coordinator of the campaign for a global rejection of Israeli diamonds said: “Revenue from Israel’s diamond industry is a major source of funding for the Israeli military which stands accused of war crimes by the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty … Continue reading

Impunity to kill: Six Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces in less than a fortnight

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Yesterday, as media outlets focused on the outcome of the elections in Israel, it was business as usual in Israeli-occupied Palestine. Two Palestinians lost their lives at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces, bringing to six the number of young Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the past fortnight alone. These deaths have gone largely unreported in the Irish media and Israeli aggression continues apace. The Israeli government and its military continue to kill, maim and destroy lives and livelihoods with impunity, unchecked by the international community. Yesterday, 23rd January 2013, Lubna Munir Hanash, a young 22-year-old Palestinian woman … Continue reading

2012 Summary of the Cultural Boycott of Israel

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The year 2012 was an amazing year full of many successes in the campaign for the cultural boycott of Israel.  This summary focuses on the cultural boycott with an emphasis on musical artists and groups. The fall of South African apartheid was preceded by the movement by artists of conscience to boycott “Sun City.”  A similar anti-apartheid movement is rapidly growing; and musicians increasingly do not want to perform in Israel. The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Habima, Batsheva, and the Cameri Theater continued to be sent to perform abroad as “cultural ambassadors” for Israel.  This year people who oppose apartheid gathered … Continue reading

Mairead Maguire: “This Christmas, remember Palestine’s Christians”

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Recently, the Israeli Embassy in Ireland posted a “thought for Christmas” its Facebook page to the effect that if Jesus Christ and his mother Mary alive today, they would be “lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians.” As Christians all over the world prepare to celebrate Christmas, we should also remember what that little town of Bethlehem, where Jesus was born over 2,000 years ago, looks like today. These are distressing times for the Christians of the Holy Land, as revealed by a South African ecumenical delegation who were “traumatized” during an Advent visit to Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem and East … Continue reading

The IPSC’s work in 2012 – a brief review

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To all IPSC members and supporters, As 2012 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you  for your ongoing support for Palestinian rights throughout the past year. In 2012 Palestinians have continued the struggle for their human and political rights, whether through prisoner hunger strikes, the civil resistance campaigns in West Bank villages or the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions. Thanks to  your help, we have continued to raise awareness and support the struggle for freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people. It has not been an easy year for Palestine. In December, Israel … Continue reading

Not just for Christmas, and not just on Facebook – Israel’s racism and hostility towards Palestinians

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A “thought for Christmas”, posted by the Israeli Embassy in Dublin on its official Facebook page this week, said that if Jesus Christ and his mother Mary were alive today they would “probably end up being lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians”. After an outcry and backlash at the racism on display, the post in question was removed and replaced with a mealy-mouthed apology. Subsequently, the entire ‘Israel in Ireland’ Facebook page was removed, at least temporarily. However, for those familiar with Israeli policy and public statements by official Israeli spokespeople and politicians, such derogatory words and overt displays of … Continue reading

Poetic Injustice: Remi Kanazi mini-tour in Cork and Dublin (27-29 Nov)

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to present  acclaimed Palestinian-American performance poet Remi Kanazi in Cork (27 & 28 Nov) and Dublin (29 Nov). Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the author of the new released collectionof poetry, Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine and the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. His poetry has taken him across North America, the UK, and the … Continue reading

Three journalists killed in Gaza as Israel intensifies bombardment after ceasefire failure

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Israel intensified its bombardment of the Gaza Strip last night, leaving the current Palestinian death toll at 136, including 92 civilians. The intensification follows the scuppering of a proposed ceasefire, which was supposed to come into effect at midnight on Wednesday. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the breakdown was due to Israeli demands. Reports from Gaza confirm that 3 journalists have been killed in 2 separate airstrikes yesterday.  The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned the killings and said that it believes that such crimes are aimed at silencing journalists. The latest figures from the Irish-Aid funded PCHR confirm that … Continue reading

Opposition Dail parties call for action on Gaza ceasefire as death toll reaches 108

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All opposition parties in the Dail have called on Tainiste and Minster for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, to take action to secure a ceasefire in the Israeli assault on Gaza which has now left 105 Palestinians dead, including 70 civilians, and over 800 injured since Israeli sabotaged an Egyptian brokered ceasefire last Wendesday. The latest figures from the Irish-Aid funded Palestinian Centre for Human Rights confirm that of the 105 Palestinians killed by Israeli occupation forces, 23 are children and 12 are women and that civilians make up two thirds of the casualties. Of the 805 injuries, 786 are civilians, … Continue reading

Call for fair reporting as Israel attacks journalists in Gaza

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Reports from Gaza confirm that 92 people have died in Israeli strikes on Gaza since Israel breached ceasefire brokered by Egypt on Wednesday 14th November. Over 750 others have been injured in the bombardment from air, land and sea. 3 Israelis have died as a result of shelling from Gaza since 14th November. In light of these figures the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign calls for fair and unbiased reporting of the situation. On the night of Saturday 17th November the Israeli military assault targeted two buildings in Gaza City that housed international and Palestinian media outlets including both local Arab and … Continue reading

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