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Lord Mayor to open major Dublin two-day Palestinian Freedom Conference this weekend featuring Palestinian, Israeli & international speakers

Dublin’s Liberty Hall will play host to the ‘Palestinian Freedom Conference: Overcoming the Ongoing Nakba’ this coming Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May. The conference will feature human rights defenders, experts, academics and activists from Palestine, Israel, Ireland and elsewhere. Tickets can be booked through the conference website at https://www.ipsc.ie/pfc To mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights are honoured to host an inspiring and action-focused weekend of talks from important voices in the Palestinian struggle for Freedom, Justice and … Continue reading

International Women’s Day message from IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi

Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi was a speaker alongside the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, author Nell Regan, the indomitable community workers Rita Fegan and Fidelma Bonass at an International Women’s Day event in Dublin’s Richmond Barracks, organised by the St. Michaels Estate Family Resource Centre. Ms. Tamimi’s speech praised the role of women in the Palestinian fight for freedom, justice and equality, and located the struggle for Palestinian liberty within the broader struggle against oppression and injustice everywhere. She ended by reading a poem entitled ‘Here We Shall Stay’ by Palestinian poet Tawfiq Ziad. During … Continue reading

Take Action: Ask soprano Celine Byrne not to sing for Apartheid Israel

Dear Friends, Irish soprano Celine Byrne is scheduled to perform as Donna Elvira in ‘Don Giovanni’ with the Israeli Opera from February 8th to 23rd 2018. Such a performance would be a breach of the Palestinian call for a cultural boycott of Israel which asks international artists to refrain from normalising Israel’s regime of settler colonialism, military occupation and vicious apartheid by refusing to perform there. Since 2006 the Israeli government has been engaged in an aggressive public relations campaign known as ‘Brand Israel’ which, in the words of Nissim Ben-Shitrit, the former head of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, promotes “culture … Continue reading

Watch: ‘What We Saw In Palestine’ with Mike Murphy, Neilí Conroy, Harry Browne and Betty Purcell

On Thursday 9th November the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) was proud to host an important public forum featuring four well-known Irish public figures who discussed their experiences of four separate fact-finding trips to Israeli-occupied Palestine. The meeting saw former-RTE broadcaster Mike Murphy, actor Neilí Conroy, and journalist and lecturer Dr. Harry Browne in conversation with Betty Purcell, TV producer and Irish Human Rights and Equality Commissioner. It took place on Thursday 9th November in Dublin. Note – there is a podcast of the event available here – the podcast includes the Q&A session with the audience, while the video does … Continue reading

Report: Cultural evening marking International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People opened by Lord Mayor of Dublin

On the evening of the 29th November 2017, to mark the UN’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Lord Mayor of Dublin and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) hosted an evening of Palestinian culture in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, the Mayor’s official residence. Scores of IPSC campaigners, activists from other solidarity and human rights groups, and City Councillors, Senators and TDs gathered to experience a showcase of Palestinian culture in the form of music, song, poetry, and of course, food. Although unable to make it, President Michael D. Higgins sent good wishes to all present.   … Continue reading

Watch: ‘Life in Palestine’ 2018 calendar launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin

On Friday 10th November, the Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha officially launched the 2018 ‘Life in Palestine’ calendar produced by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). Also speaking were Ms. Jilan Abdalmajid, Deputy Head of the Mission of the State of Palestine to Ireland, IPSC Chairperson Ms. Fatin Al Tamimi, and Jim Bowen from the IPSC’s Cork Branch. TO BUY THE CALENDAR CLICK HERE — http://www.ipsc.ie/store The theme of this year’s calendar is ‘Life in Palestine’, and every month explores a different aspect of the lives of ordinary Palestinians, and the difficulties and injustices they face living under Israeli’s … Continue reading

Watch: Street Theatre – Palestinian Olive Harvest (in Dublin)

On Saturday 28th October 2017 members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign engaged in street theatre in Dublin’s Grafton Street shopping district. The action explored the experiences of Palestinian farmers during the olive harvest season, which is underway right now. The period always sees an uptick in the number of violent attacks on Palestinian farmers and their olive groves by illegal Israeli colonial settlers, backed up by the Israeli occupation forces. Olive trees carry more than an economic significance in the lives of Palestinians. They are not just like any another trees, they are symbolic of Palestinians’ attachment to … Continue reading

The Palestine Podcast #24: ‘What We Saw In Palestine’ with Mike Murphy, Neilí Conroy, Harry Browne and Betty Purcell

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#24 – Mike Murphy, Neilí Conroy, Harry Browne and Betty Purcell on on ‘What We Saw In Palestine’ [2017-11-09] – (Download here) Note – there is a video of the event available here – the podcast includes the Q&A session with the audience, while the video does not. To visit Palestine see here, here, here, here and here. INFO: On Thursday 9th … Continue reading

Irish chef withdraws from Israeli state-sponsored ‘Round Tables’ event

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has learned that Galway-based Irish chef JP McMahon, who was scheduled to take part in an Israeli Foreign Ministry-sponsored event in Tel Aviv this November, has withdrawn his participation. McMahon, along with several other international chefs, was due to attend ‘AMEX Round Tables’, an elite culinary festival sponsored by American Express, Dan Hotels and others, including the Israeli Foreign Ministry which flies top chefs to Israel for the event to ‘gastro-wash’ Israel’s image – the aim being to divert attention from its colonial occupation of Palestine and the apartheid regime it forces the Palestinian people to … Continue reading

IPSC salutes the Musicians’ Union of Ireland’s decision to boycott Apartheid Israel

The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) warmly welcomes and commends the Musicians’ Union of Ireland (MUI) for passing a motion in support of the cultural boycott of apartheid Israel. A cultural boycott of Israel has been called for by Palestinian civil society since 2004. The motion was passed on 1st March at the MUI Annual General Meeting in Dublin’s Liberty Hall, and reads as follows: “The executive of the Musicians’ Union of Ireland urges its members, in view of the repeated and continued disregard by Israel of International Law and Humanitarian Law, to boycott all Cultural Activities funded by the … Continue reading

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