Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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IPSC Foreign Affairs Submission: review of Ireland’s foreign policy approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

On February 4th 2014 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign made a 14-page submission to the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s ‘Review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations’. You can read the IPSC submission ‘A review of Ireland’s foreign policy approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ by clicking here.   Background In Decemeber 2013 the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: “invited [people] to have your say on what our foreign policy priorities and goals should be” [and that] “submissions can address any issue related to Ireland’s foreign policy which they consider to be of relevance“ As the Department also … Continue reading

Action Item: Have your say on Irish Foreign Policy

The Irish government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is soliciting individual contributions for a “review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations”. Note: The CLOSING DATE is 5pm on Tuesday 4th February. According to the Department website: “you are invited to have your say on what our foreign policy priorities and goals should be”.  Further, it states that “Individuals making a submission can address any issue related to Ireland’s foreign policy which they consider to be of relevance, including any not explicitly raised in this document“ As the Department also believes that “respect for and the promotion of human … Continue reading

Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role following public outcry

Scarlett Johansson has today announced that she is resigning her role as Oxfam ambassador following a huge outcry over her role as the public face of a ad campaign by SodaStream, an Israeli company that based in an illegal Israeli settlement. Rafeef Ziadah, a spokesperson with the Palestinian BDS National Committee, the coalition of Palestinian trade unions, campaigns, NGOs and political parties that works to lead and support the BDS movement, said: “Scarlett Johansson has abandoned her reputation as a progressive celebrity in exchange for the money that accompanies becoming the new face of Israeli apartheid. Just like the few … Continue reading

Action Item: Scarlett Johansson, Don’t Be the Face of Occupation! Oxfam must end relationship with settlement shill.

UPDATE (30/01/2014): Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role following public outcry Scarlett Johansson has announced that she is resigning her role as Oxfam ambassador following a huge outcry over her role as the public face of a ad campaign by SodaStream, an Israeli company that based in an illegal Israeli settlement. Read more here. Note: Below you can also still sign the petition calling on Ms. Johannson to drop her endorsement of occupation profiteers SodaStream. ==== On January 10, 2014, occupation profiteer SodaStream announced that Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson had become their first-ever Global Brand Ambassador and will be starring in SodaStream’s Super … Continue reading

BNC Statement: UN year of solidarity with the Palestinian people begins with boycott success

Statement by the Palestinian BDS National Committee, 21/01/2014: In November of last year, the UN General Assembly designated 2014 as the UN International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Just three weeks into 2014, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has again shown that it represents an increasingly effective form of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality. In early January, high profile Norwegian singer Moddi announced that he was cancelling his performance in Tel Aviv out of respect for the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel and following appeals from activists in … Continue reading

In Pictures: #StopPrawerPlan actions in Ireland on 30.11.13

Some photos from the #StopPrawerPlan actions held around Ireland in Cork, Dublin and Limerick on Saturday 30th November 2013, as part of the international Day of Rage called for by Palestinian activists. The so-called Prawer Plan envisions the forced displacement of up to tens of thousands indigenous Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel from their ancestral land in the Naqab (Negev) desert in southern Israel and their removal to reservations, while the land is given over for the exclusive use of Israeli Jews. If implemented, the Prawer Plan will see the biggest act of Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinians since 1967. … Continue reading

Nov30 #StopPrawerPlan Actions in Ireland – No to Israeli Ethnic Cleansing in the Naqab Desert

Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign actions will be taking place in Dublin, Cork and Limerick on Saturday November 30th  to protest Israel’s biggest act of ethnic cleansing since 1967, as part of an international day of action called for by Palestinians. Dublin – 1pm @ The Spire, O’Connell Steet, Dublin 1 Cork – 1pm @ Daunt Square, Cork City Limerick – 2pm @ Bedford Row, Limerick City The so-called Prawer Plan will see the forced removal of some 40,000 Palestinian Bedouin from their ancestral homelands in the Naqab/Negev Desert, in the south of the Israeli state, and relocation in a series of … Continue reading

1 Minute Action: Ask Irish MEPs to support new rules on Israel’s participation in EU programs

In July 2013, the European Commission announced new guidelines that aim to prevent Israeli projects in illegal Israeli settlements from receiving research grant funding and prevent Israeli companies and institutions that operate inside illegal Israeli settlements from participating in financial instruments such as loans. The new guidelines were broadly welcomed by Palestinian and European civil society organisations. But now Israel and its supporters are apply severe pressure on the EU to drop the new guidelines. There is a very real risk that the Commission will cave in to this pressure and decide to continue the funding of, and support for, … Continue reading

Israel’s academic standing: mediocre and slipping

Dr. David Landy of Academics for Palestine and the IPSC looks at the latest Times HES survey of world university rankings which reveals some surprising truths about the state of the Israeli academy. One reason we are always told that we can never ever boycott Israel is because of its sterling academic reputation. Israel, we have heard on countless occasions, is a paragon of science, medicine and humanities. If we boycott Israel we’ll be boycotting the cutting-edgiest of high-tech, the most miraculous research in medicine, the inventors of… well, just about everything Well, it seems that such talk of Israeli … Continue reading

Infographic: Peace? What Peace? Israel’s ceaseless attacks on Palestinian people and property (1 Aug – 23 Sept 2013)

In the past three days, two Israeli soldiers have been killed by Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. These attacks have generated countless headlines, both in Israel and internationally. Alas, the same cannot be said for the 7 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the weeks since the Palestinian-Israeli ‘peace talks’ reopened at the end of July last (or indeed, the 11 other Palestinians already killed this year). Of course, in the Israeli press and polity, the killings have led to denunciations of Palestinians as not being ‘serious’ about peace. Ignore for a moment the fact that the killings were … Continue reading

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