Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
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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

Speaking Tour: Kholoud Ajarma on ‘Inheriting Nakba: Four Generations of Palestinian Refugees’ (13 – 20 May)

To commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to present Palestinian academic and refugee Kholoud Ajarma. She will speak in the following locations. Cork – Mon 15 May, 7:30pm: The Quay Co-op, 24 Sullivan’s Quay Limerick – Tue 16 May, 8pm: Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street Dublin – Wed 17 May, 7:30pm: Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Place Derry – Thur 18 May, 7pm: Unison Hall, Clarendon Street Omagh – Fri 19 May, 7:30pm: Omagh Community House, 2 Drumragh Ave Portadown – Sat 20 May, 2:30pm: Drumcree Community Centre, Ashgrove Road Kholoud’s talk, ‘Inheriting Nakba: … Continue reading

Take Action in support of flying Palestinian flag on Dublin City Hall

On March 30th the ‘Protocol Committee’ of Dublin City Council voted unanimously to fly the Palestinian flag from Dublin’s City Hall between 15 May and early June 2017, in what Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi called “a heartening gesture of solidarity“. This historic decision was greeted with joy and appreciation by Palestinians in Ireland, in Palestine and in the diaspora. However, the decision has still to be ratified at the next full meeting of Dublin City Council which will be held on Monday 8th May – it is not a sure thing, and your help is needed! … Continue reading

Watch: Dublin commemorates Palestinian Land Day with traditional style, dancing and food

Every year on March 30, Palestinians all over the world demonstrate their commitment to resisting Israeli occupation, apartheid and colonialism – and this year was no different, with a hugely successful event held on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Members of the public on one of Dublin’s busiest thoroughfares were treated to examples of traditional Palestinian culture – clothing, music, dabke dancing, poetry and, of course, food. One observer said that it “was great to see these wonderful young people practicing their traditional dancing for everyone’s delight – and really enjoying themselves at the same time too!”Members of the public also stepped … Continue reading

Derry IPSC statement regarding the ‘Nothing But Longing’ exhibition in Derry’s Void Gallery

The VOID Gallery’s exhibition ‘Nothing But Longing’ opening Saturday 14th January 2017, curated by Sagit Mezamer showcases the art of Israeli artists who participated in a year long residency in Cushendall organised by Bill Drummond. This project was not supported by funding from the State of Israel and all the artists in the exhibition condemn the occupation of Palestine by Israel. The global Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement is growing and the motion by the Derry City and Strabane District Council to support BDS, has added Derry and Strabane to the growing list of municipalities internationally who are taking a … Continue reading

WATCH: Poetry for Palestine event in Dublin

As part of PalFest Ireland 2016 festival, Irish poets read in solidarity with Palestine, and Palestinians living in Ireland read their favourite poems. The event took place on Friday 15th July 2016. The five featured poets, who read from their own work as well as  Palestinian poems of their choice, were Moya Cannon, Seamus Cashman, Catherine Ann Cullen, John Ennis and Adam Wyeth. Fatin Al Tamimi, chair of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and a photographer who has lived in Ireland since 1988, along with Palestinians Abdalluh Al Bayyari and Amany Yahia also read favourite poems from their literature. The … 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

PalFest Ireland Festival: 8-16 July 2016

PalFest Ireland festival is back! PalFest Ireland is a lively, positive and culturally rich arts festival which includes music, theatre, spoken word and visual arts events to promote a cultural connection between Ireland and Palestine, and to raise awareness about the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality. There are so many great events taking place it’s hard to pick out highlights, but here are some events we at the IPSC think you should not miss: Fri 8 – PalFest Ireland Launch:  6.30pm, The O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1 Fri 8 – Palfest Waterford Launch & Gaza … Continue reading

Attempt to conceal Israeli Embassy funding for NCH jazz concert shows toxicity of Brand Israel in Ireland

According to a story in the Irish Times, the Israeli Embassy and Teddy D Promotions, along with the venue itself, appear to have attempted to conceal the involvement of funding from the Israeli state in a upcoming gig by Israeli jazz trumpeter Avishai Cohen in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. This attempt at deception illustrates just how utterly toxic Brand Israel has become in the eyes of the Irish public – and begs the question as to why funding from Apartheid Israel was accepted in the first place. Unfortunately, due to the involvement of Israeli state funding, this concert … Continue reading

Listowel Writers’ Week refusal to accept Israeli state funding welcomed by artists and human rights campaigners

Today’s decision by Listowel Writers’ Week Festival to refuse funding from the Israeli Embassy in Ireland has been welcomed by artists, human rights campaigners and Palestine solidarity activists in Ireland, and is being hailed as victory for the growing Palestinian-led global Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement. The festival’s courageous and principled decision came after festival orgainsers were informed that the acceptance of any such funding would be in breach of the Palestinian civil society call for a cultural boycott of Israel, and after being contacted by concerned members of the public, several of them artists who are due to … Continue reading

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