Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

BDS

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

Infographic: Convictions of Israeli military personel for deaths of Palestinians as of 2013

The Israeli human rights organization Yesh Din last week published statistics regarding investigations by the Israeli Military Police Criminal Investigations Department (MPCID) into the circumstances surrounding the death of Palestinians since September 2000, as well as figures for convictions and penalization relating to these incidents. This is what those figures look like: According to B’Tselem, at least 6,660* Palestinians have been killed to date by the Israeli occupation military forces in the occupied Palestinian territories since September 2000. The figures published by Yesh Din show that the MPCID opened only 179 criminal investigations concerning the killing of Palestinians by Israeli … Continue reading

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd calls on fellow artists to respect the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel

In open letter issued today Monday 19th August, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd urged fellow artists to respect the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel until it ends its occupation of Palestinian lands and complies fully with its obligations under international law. The 69-year old musical veteran and co-founder of rock legends Pink Floyd was prompted to issue the letter following the BBC’s decision to censor words supportive of Palestinian human rights spoken by violinist Nigel Kennedy during a live broadcast. In the letter, appended below, Waters addresses his “brothers and sisters in the family of Rock and … Continue reading

Virtuoso violinist Nigel Kennedy hits out at BBC for censoring his Palestine comments at the 2013 Proms

Violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy has hit out at the BBC for planning to censor words spoken during a live broadcast of the Proms 2013 on August 8th on BBC Radio 3. For the BBC Four television rebroadcast, a line spoken by Kennedy is to be edited out. Along with The Palestine Strings, a group of young Palestinian musicians from the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Kennedy performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to rousing applause. At the end of the performance, Kennedy, who is a long-standing supporter of the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel, spoke to the audience … Continue reading

In Pictures and Video: IPSC #StopPrawer demo in Dublin

On Thursday 1st August, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) will held a demonstration at The Spire on O’Connell Street in Dublin to protest Israel’s biggest planned act of ethnic cleansing since 1967, as part of an international day of action called for by Palestinians. 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 townships. The aim of this act is to remove the Bedouin from the land so it can be utilised for ‘Jewish … Continue reading

Stop the Prawer Plan, Stop the Ethnic Cleansing in the Naqab – IPSC Letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore

Dear Minister Gilmore, We in the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign are writing to bring to your attention the situation facing the Palestinian Bedouin citizens of Israel. The Israeli government is in the process of passing into law the so-called ‘Prawer Plan’. If implemented, the plan will see tens of thousands (estimates vary between 30,000 and 70,000) of Bedouin citizens forcibly displaced from their ancestral homelands in the Naqab (Negev) desert, and forced into a series of ‘Bedouin townships’. Were such an action to take place, it would be the largest act of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Israeli state since … Continue reading

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