Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني


Huge BDS victory as CRH pulls out of toxic Israeli assets, ends complicity with Israeli crimes

A report released today by Ireland’s largest multinational CRH confirmed the global cement giant has divested from its 25% stake in the Israeli cement market. The company has been a focus of a sustained campaign calling for such a divestment from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) and other groups for over a decade, due to role its Israeli subsidiary Nesher Cement plays in supplying materials for the building of Israel’s illegal separation wall, checkpoints and settlements. In the report CRH stated that it had “completed 13 divestments in 2015, the largest of which was the disposal of CRH’s 25% equity … Continue reading

Taoiseach says shocking Israeli government statements not aimed at bringing about peace: Campaigners urge sanctions on Israel

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed An Taoiseach [Irish Prime Minister] Enda Kenny’s statement that shocking anti-Palestinian statements by members of the new Israeli cabinet are “not part of a philosophy of a democratic government working to bring about peace”. However, the IPSC remains disappointed; despite this recognition of the true character of the Netanyahu administration, the Irish government continues to refuse to implement any meaningful sanctions on Israel thereby allowing it to continue acting with impunity towards Palestinians. By not implementing sanctions our government is tacitly permitting Israel’s commission of human rights and international law violations. Responding to … Continue reading

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Tell the UN not to reward Israel for Gaza massacre

Take action: Tell the UN: Don’t reward Israel for Gaza massacre – it only takes one minute! International donors have pledged $5.4 billion to rebuild Gaza after Israel’s 50-day assault last summer that killed 2,254 Palestinians, including 538 children, and caused widespread destruction. But studies show that at least 45% of the aid pledged by international donors will go to the Israeli economy. The companies that are set to rake in profits providing materials for the reconstruction of Gaza are corporate criminals. Companies like Nesher (1/4 owned by Irish cement multinational CRH) and ReadyMix pillage Palestinian natural resources and participate … Continue reading

Action Item: Write to CRH and ask them to divest from their Israeli subsidiary

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is asking our supporters to wrote to the Irish multinational CRH to ask it to divest from it’s one-quarter ownership of Mashav, and Israeli holding company that owns Nesher cement, Israel’s sole cement manufacturer. Nesher cement is used in the construction of Israel’s illegal apartheid wall, checkpoints and settlements. Recent media reports suggest that CRH is reviewing its investment in Mashav, along with several other investments. We urge you to write the new CEO, Mr. Albert Manifold, and ask that CRH finally acts in an ethical manner and drops its Israeli interest which is involved in … Continue reading

10 years of ongoing impunity for Israeli annexation and apartheid policies. It’s time for justice and accountability

STATEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN COORDINATION OF COMMITTEES AND ASSOCIATIONS FOR PALESTINE (ECCP)1ON THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICJ ADVISORY OPINION: On 9 July, 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an Advisory Opinion titled Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in which it concluded that “the construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated regime, are contrary to international law”. The court rejected the Israeli claim that the wall is merely a temporary ‘security barrier’ … Continue reading

Human Rights activists stage protest at CRH AGM

For the fifth consecutive year, members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign have staged a protest outside the annual general meeting of Irish multinational CRH in Dun Laoghaire. Campaigners held flags and a corriboard replica of the wall in a protest asking the company to divest from their 25% stake in the Israeli company Mashav, which is a holding company for Nesher, Israel’s sole cement manufacturer. Nesher has provided cement to the Israeli government and private enterprises that violate international law, including the Geneva Convention, by building the illegal separation wall, illegal Israeli-only settlements and associated infrastructure and checkpoints … 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

In Pictures: IPSC protest at CRH 2013 AGM

On the morning of Wednesday 8 May Irish multinational CRH will held their Annual General Meeting in the Royal Marine Hotel, in Dun Laoghaire. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a small protest outside the venue. The IPSC organised this protest because CRH owns 25% of the Israeli company Mashav Initiative and Development Ltd which, in turn, owns Israel’s sole cement producer Nesher Cement Enterprises Ltd. Nesher provide up to 90% of all cement sold in Israel, including cement used in the construction of Israel’s illegal separation wall in Palestine and illegal settlements and checkpoints. We are calling on CRH to … Continue reading

Video: Qalandia checkpoint action against CRH’s role in the Apartheid Wall

Yesterday, March 27th, the complicity and criminality of Irish multinational cement giant CRH in aiding and abetting the occupation was highlighted at the notorious Israeli checkpoint at Qalandia in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian activists mounted a large banner on Israel’s illegal Apartheid-Annexation Wall  condemning CRH’s role in providing cement through Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd for the Wall, the building of illegal settlements and Jerusalem light railway and other illegal projects in breach of the Geneva Conventions.   Video courtesy of Tommy D. Image courtesy of Haitham Khatib.  

IPSC welcomes University of California Irvine student government resolution on divestment from Israel

We would like to express our wholehearted support for the University of California Irvine student government’s stand for human rights and justice, in the form of its November 2012 divestment resolution. This resolution is a firm, clear sighted statement based on a commitment to justice and an understanding of the importance of ensuring that international companies comply with human rights and international law. The companies mentioned in the resolution all have an ongoing record of complicity in illegal Israeli practices in the occupied Palestinian territories. They are all engaged in well-documented and flagrant breaches of basic human rights norms, and … Continue reading

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