Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Belfast

David Cronin Book Tour: Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel (23 – 28 Oct)

Between Monday 23rd and Saturday 28th October 2017 the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to host Irish journalist David Cronin as he tours Ireland to launch his new book, ‘Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel’ (Pluto, 2017). Come along to one of the talks to hear from David – copies of the book will be available to buy at the event and the author will be happy to sign them after his talk. Mon 23 Oct – Dublin: 7pm, The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West, D1 Tue 24 Oct – Limerick: 8pm, The Absolute … Continue reading

Speaking Tour: Malaka Mohammed – Palestinian Student & BDS Activist (8 – 14 Feb)

TCD Students for Justice in Palestine, United Against Racism, Academics for Palestine, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and others are proud to host an Irish speaking tour featuring Palestinian student and BDS activist Malaka Mohammed between Wednesday 8th and Tuesday 14th February 2017 in Dublin (TCD & UCD), Maynooth (NUI), Sligo and Belfast (QUB). While most of the talks will take place on university campuses, they are open to all interested people. About the speaker: From Gaza, Malaka Mohammed is a Palestinian PhD candidate at Exeter University, Former National Union of Student Executive Committee member and a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions … Continue reading

Palestine Days at Belfast’s Feile An Phobail (Thur 4th & Fri 5th August)

As part of the annual Felie An Phobail, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) present two days of events in solidarity with the Palestinian people. All events are FREE and there will be stalls and exhibitions throughout the day. Palestine Day #1: Israel’s War on Palestinian Children Thursday 4th August 2016 St. Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast. Schedule: 12-2 pm          Palestinian Lunch.  A selection of delicious homemade Palestinian food. There will be a small charge to cover costs. 2.00 pm           Film:  Small Hands in Handcuffs Anrai Carroll, 2014, 40 mins In October 2013, 16-year-old Anrai Carroll from Ireland travelled … Continue reading

RIYA HASSAN TOUR: 10 years of the Palestinian BDS Movement – A decade of global resistance to Israeli Apartheid

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is excited and honoured to host a speaking tour featuring Riya Hassan, the European coordinator of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee in Palestine. The tour marks ten years since the BDS call was issued from Palestine by a huge coalition of civil society, trade union, faith and political organisations.

Barclays bank no longer listed as Elbit Systems shareholder

British high street bank Barclays is no longer listed as a shareholder in Elbit Systems, the major Israeli military company that manufactures drones used in Israel’s attacks on Palestinians and helps Israel build its illegal Apartheid wall. The news follows a high profile campaign launched after Barclays emerged as the named owner of $2.9 million worth of shares in Elbit. More than 1.7 million people signed a petition organised by Avaaz calling on Barclays to divest from Elbit Systems and campaigners have occupied and protested at bank branches across the Britain and the north of Ireland. On November 28 last year, campaigners held occupations and protests at more than 15 Barclays branches across … Continue reading

In Pictures: IPSC & TUFP at the Big March for a Fairer World in Belfast

On Saturday 15th June 2013, thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast to take part in the Big March for a Fairer World, organised by the ICTU as part of the Fairer World Festival in opposition to the G8 meeting taking place across the province in Enniskillen. The Belfast branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, along with the local Trade Union Friends of Palestine branch and many supporters from around the country marched as part of the ‘Palestine Bloc’, along with an impressive float. Afterwards, a successful film screening, with chat and delicious Palestinian food, took place in … Continue reading

(13-17 May) Mousa Abu Maria speaking tour: The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe (Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Dublin)

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to present a speaking tour featuring Palestinian activist, farmer and former political prisoner Mousa Abu Maria. Mousa will visit Belfast (Mon 13), Cork (Wed 15), Limerick (Thur 16) and Dublin (Fri 17), and be speaking on the topic of ‘The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe’, to commemorate Nakba Week. The full itinerary is below: MON 13 MAY – BELFAST: Nakba Day Meeting with Mousa Abu Maria & Stephen McCloskey (7.30pm, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, 45/47 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FG) WED 15 MAY – CORK: Palestinian Nakba – The Ongoing Catastrophe: Dervla … Continue reading

Caterpillar jobs announcement in Belfast marred by association with human rights abuses

The announcement of 200 new jobs in an economically deprived area of West Belfast has been widely welcomed. Unfortunately the company providing these jobs, Caterpillar, has a record that is not something to celebrate. Caterpillar is the subject of an international divestment campaign because its equipment has been routinely used by Israel to demolish Palestinian homes and destroy farmland. It is also used in the building of illegal settlements and wall in the occupied Palestinian territories. Furthermore, Caterpillar bulldozers have also killed several people, including the crushing to death of US human rights activist Rachel Corrie ten years ago next … Continue reading

Speaking Tour: Israel: Democracy, Racism & Apartheid – An Insider’s View with Haneen Zoabi MK

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is proud to host a speaking tour featuring Haneen Zoabi MK, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Parliament from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th August in Dublin, Derry, Belfast and Cork. This is a rare opportunity to find out directly from a public representative in the Israeli parliament how the self proclaimed “only democracy in the Middle East” truly functions. It promises to be an informative and eye-opening experience, and will afford those in attendance the opportunity to learn about issues relating to both the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the continuing erosion of … Continue reading