The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is delighted to announce that our ‘Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel’ has just passed the 1,000 signatory mark, a hugely significant milestone in support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. See the full list at https://www.ipsc.ie/pledge The Irish artists’ pledge was launched a decade ago, initiated by renowned composer, and IPSC co-founder, Raymond Deane. Initially signed by over 140 Irish creative and performing artists, whereby they undertake to boycott the Israeli state under present circumstances, the pledge now has over 1,000 signatories, among them Irish cultural legends like Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack, … Continue reading →
Posted January 25, 2021 in BDS, BNC, Boycott, Cultural Boycott, Culture, Human Rights, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Uncategorized.
Today, Palestinian human rights defender and General Coordinator of the BDS Movement, Mahmoud Nawajaa, was released by an Israeli military court, after 19 days of illegal detention without charges. Since his arrest on July 30, the Israeli internal security Shin Bet has failed to present any formal charges against him. His release comes on the back of an intensive global campaign to pressure Israel to free him. Palestinian and international civil society organisations like the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC), Front Line Defenders, Amnesty International and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) called and campaigned for his release … Continue reading →
Posted August 17, 2020 in Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Human Rights, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Right to BDS.
In a letter published in today’s Irish Times, 18 leading Irish and Palestinian human rights and Palestine solidarity organisations have called for Israel to immediately release Palestinian human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Mahmoud Nawajaa, the General Coordinator of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. “Mr Nawajaa is a human rights defender and community leader who has been imprisoned solely for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and association. He is therefore a prisoner of conscience, and he must be immediately and unconditionally released. Both the Irish Government and the EU must loudly echo this call … Continue reading →
Posted August 15, 2020 in Academics for Palestine, Al-HAq, Amnesty, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Christian Aid, EU, Free Speech, Human Rights, International Law, Internment, Irish Government, Open Letter, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Right to BDS, Sanctions, Trade Unions.
At lunchtime today, Thursday 6th August, Palestinian rights campaigners gathered outside the Irish parliament in a symbolic and socially distanced protest to call for the release of Palestinian human rights defender and BDS activist Mahmoud Nawajaa, who has been imprisoned for a week without charge by Israel. IPSC members alongside Irish public, political and human rights figures including renowned artist Robert Ballagh, TDs Seán Crowe, Chris Andrews, Bríd Smith, Mairead Farrell, Martin Browne and David Cullinane, Senator Fintan Warfield, Dublin City Councillors Daniel Céitinn and Tina McVeigh, and members of Comhlámh, Afri, Kairos Ireland, and Academics for Palestine called on … Continue reading →
Posted August 6, 2020 in Addameer, Apartheid, BDS, BNC, EU, Human Rights, International Law, National Rights, Photos, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Protest, Sanctions, War Crimes.
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#42 – Fayrouz Sharqawi & Alys Samson-Estapé on ‘Coronacrisis: Anti-Palestinian Racism and Grassroots Resistance’ [2020-06-16] – (Download here) INFO: During the coronacrisis, one thing that has not been on lockdown is Israel’s system of occupation and apartheid. On the contrary, the threat of annexation of part of the West Bank, arbitrary arrests of students and human rights activists, destruction of homes, fields … Continue reading →
Posted June 25, 2020 in Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Human Rights, International Law, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Podcast, Political Rights, Press releases, Sanctions, Settlements, Siege of Gaza, West Bank.
Between 13th and 20th July branches of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign around the country will be taking part in the Boycott HP global week of action, calling on HP to end its profiteering from Apartheid Israel’s colonial occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people. We will be on the streets asking people to boycott Hewlett Packard (HP) and highlighting their complicity and facilitation of Israel’s crimes against the people of Palestine. We will also collect signatures on our ‘Boycott HP Pledge’. We’ll be hitting the streets in the following locations: Saturday 13th July Dublin: 12.30pm – 4pm, Henry St, Dublin … Continue reading →
Posted July 4, 2019 in Apartheid, BDS, Belfast, BNC, Boycott, Derry, Divestment, Dublin, Ennis, Ethnic Cleansing, Event, HP, Human Rights, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, War Crimes.
On Thursday 10th May 2018, Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement appeared before the Oireacthas (Irish Parliament) Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence. Below is the full video of this presentation, plus the question and answer session. A transcript of the meeting is also included. TRANSCRIPT – original link Brendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail) In part B of today’s meeting, we meet Mr. Omar Barghouti to discuss the current situation in Palestine and the growing non-violent civil society movement that opposes Israel’s occupation. Mr. Barghouti is welcome. Before beginning, … Continue reading →
Posted May 25, 2018 in BDS, BNC, Press releases, Video.
Today, November 29th, is International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and we in the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) send greetings of solidarity from Ireland to Palestinians everywhere as they struggle for their freedom and self-determination. The UN chose this day, 29th November, to mark the shameful day in 1947 when the UN voted to partition Palestine against the wishes of the indigenous people – an act that would lead to the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Palestinians during the Nakba (catastrophe) between 1947 and 1949. 70 years on, Palestinians continue to suffer the disastrous consequences of that imperial … Continue reading →
Posted November 29, 2017 in Academic Boycott, Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Boycott, British Government, Commemoration, Cultural Boycott, Divestment, Ethnic Cleansing, EU, Gaza, Home Demolitions, Human Rights, Impunity, International Law, Internment, Irish Government, Jerusalem, Nakba, National Rights, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Palestinian Culture, Political Rights, Press releases, Prisoners, Refugees, Right of Return, Right to BDS, Sanctions, Sporting Boycott, Statements, UN, War Crimes, West Bank, Women.
Marking the 10th December UN Human Rights Day, which this year raises the slogan, “Stand up for someone’s rights today,” about 200 legal scholars and practicing lawyers from 15 European states have issued a statement that stands for Palestinian rights and considers the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality as “a lawful exercise of freedom of expression.” The full text of the letter can be read below. The list of statement signatories includes world-renowned legal figures of the prominence of South African jurist John Dugard, who served at the International Court of Justice; Sir … Continue reading →
Posted December 8, 2016 in Academic Boycott, Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Cultural Boycott, Divestment, Economic Boycott, Human Rights, National Rights, Open Letter, PACBI, Political Rights, Press releases, Right to BDS, Sanctions, Statements, War Crimes.
Press Release from the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC): November 25 marked the launch of the global BDS Week of Action to hold Hewlett Packard (HP) companies accountable for providing technology that enables Israel’s system of occupation, racial segregation and denial of Palestinian human rights. The Week of Action is called for by the new International Boycott HP Network, led by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), and will extend through December 3rd. Over 100 cities worldwide are participating, with BDS partners in more cities continuing to confirm participation each day. See the BNC’s Boycott HP Week of Action page … Continue reading →
Posted November 28, 2016 in Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Derry, Divestment, Dublin, Event Report, HP, Human Rights, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Protest, War Crimes.
The Irish Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan is on an official visit to the Palestine-Israel region at the moment. We are informed that as part of his itinerary he is due to meet Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Minster for Education, to discuss “innovation and education”. Bennett is one of the most reprehensible and racist figures in the current Israeli government, which itself is widely considered to be the most extremist in Israel’s history. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) believes that such a meeting should not take place, and furthermore, that there should be no cooperation … Continue reading →
Posted November 8, 2016 in Academic Boycott, Academic Freedom, Academics for Palestine, Action Item, Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Child deaths, Child Prisoners, Defence for Children International, education, Email Campaign, Hasbara, Human Rights, Irish Government, National Rights, Open Letter, PACBI, Palestinian Citizens of Israel, PCHR, Political Rights, Press releases, Right of Return, Sanctions.
Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, has condemned attacks on human rights defenders and affirmed the right of European citizens to freedom of expression and association, including through participation in the global Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. In response to a question on whether the EU commission will commit to defending BDS activists’ right to exercise their democratic freedom of expression, put forward by MEP Martina Anderson, the EU High Representative stated: “The EU stands firm in protecting freedom of expression and freedom of association in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the … Continue reading →
Posted October 28, 2016 in Academic Boycott, Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Divestment, Economic Boycott, EU, Free Speech, Human Rights, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Right to BDS, Sanctions.
Irish foreign minister says BDS is a “legitimate political viewpoint” and that his department is monitoring Israel’s repression of BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti Dutch foreign minister says BDS “protected by the freedom of expression” 352 European bodies call on the EU to support right to boycott 23,000 people appeal to UN on the #RightToBoycott The Dutch and Irish governments have publicly stated that calls for a boycott of Israel are legitimate, with the Dutch foreign minister saying that advocating and campaigning for Palestinian rights through the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel are “protected by the … Continue reading →
Posted May 28, 2016 in Academic Boycott, Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Campaigns, Cultural Boycott, EU, Free Speech, Human Rights, Irish Government, National Rights, Political Rights, Press releases, Sanctions, UN, United Nations.
The following letter was sent by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee and the European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine to the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in protest at an EU official speaking alongside an illegal settler leader at an anti-BDS conference in Israel. This is a shameful move by the EU, showing that it is willing help Israel fight the nonviolent civil society BDS movement for justice for Palestinians, but totally unwilling to take concrete action on illegal colonial settlements or Israeli war crimes. The messagethis sends to Israel is obvious – ‘carry on … Continue reading →
Posted March 24, 2016 in BNC, ECCP, EU, EU Guidelines, Open Letter, Press releases, Settlements, Settler Violence, War Crimes, West Bank.
To coincide with the visit to Ireland by Riya Hassan of the Palestinian BDS National Committee, the Ireland-Palestine Solidairty Campaign organsied a ‘Boycott Israeli Goods’ day of action on Saturday 26th September focusing on the chain retailer Tesco across the island of Ireland. There were Boycott Israeli Goods information stalls and leafletting of shoppers in a dozen Irish towns and cities including Dublin, Belfast, Limerick, Cork, Galway, Dungannon, Naas, Kildare, Newbridge, Ennis and Sligo. Tesco have been a particularly eager and egregious seller of Israeli products, especially fruit, potatoes and herbs – profits from which are funnelled back into the … Continue reading →
Posted October 1, 2015 in Apartheid, BDS, BNC, Boycott, Cork, Dublin, Economic Boycott, Email Campaign, Ennis, Galway, Human Rights, Limerick, Lurgan, National Rights, Political Rights, Portadown, Press releases, War Crimes.
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