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Palestinian intellectual Steven Salaita in Dublin & Limerick (11 – 13 September)

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Renowned Palestinian-American author and intellectual Steven Salaita will be delivering a series of free talks in Dublin and Limerick between 11th and 13th September. All events are free and everyone is welcome. Monday 11 Sept – Dublin, TCD: ‘BDS and the modern university’ Venue: Synge Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin A free lecture organised by the TCD MPhil in Race Ethnicity and Conflict as part of their conference on ‘Freedom of Speech and Higher Education: The Case of the Academic Boycott of Israel‘. – More info Tuesday 12 Sept – Dublin: ‘Why Palestine Is Everyone’s Moral Issue’ Venue: Academy … Continue reading

Action Item: Write to Minister of State John Halligan urging no collaboration with Apartheid Israel’s education ministry

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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

A new series of talks on Palestine organised by Kildare IPSC

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The Kildare branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) are delighted to announce a series of talks on Palestine and the Israeli occupation will take place in Naas over the next two months. The talks will take place on Monday evenings in the Town House Hotel at 8pm. The talks are free of charge though contributions will be gratefully accepted on the night. We’ve managed to put together a great line up of speakers who are all experts on the Palestinian situation. Below is the list of events, dates, and short bios of the speakers. We look forward to seeing you … Continue reading

Israel’s system of permanent violence: The new Palestinian uprising in context

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There has been an upsurge of violence in the Palestine-Israel region since October 1st. Settler attacks on Palestinians, which had been running at between 50 and 80 per month, have surged to over 120 attacks in the first week of October. These attacks include firebombings, shootings, burning crops and stoning houses – often under the protection of the army.[1] Israeli army and police have brutally attacked West Bank Palestinian demonstrators, with over 1,300 people injured by live and rubber-coated bullets. Against this background of widespread colonial violence against Palestinians, condemned by human rights groups like Amnesty International, there have been … Continue reading

Gaza: How far can it bend before it snaps? – A new article by Stephen McCloskey

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The following article was written by Stephen McCloskey, a member of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign who has written extensively on the occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank by Israel. Note: To download a PDF version of the article, please click here.   Gaza: How far can it bend before it snaps?   In December last Amnesty International warned that the Gaza Strip was ‘in the shadow of a public health catastrophe’ given the deteriorating living conditions for the region’s 1.7 million people, most of whom are refugees.  Subjected to an Israeli blockade since 2007 that has devastated … Continue reading

Victory in Galway as NUIG Students’ Union votes to join BDS movement

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The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has welcomed the passing of motion calling on the National University of Galway (NUIG) Students’ Union to actively participate in the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel until it ends the occupation of Palestine and complies with its obligations under international law. The motion, which reads in full “That NUI Galway Students’ Union actively supports the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the State of Israel.” was passed by an almost  2 to 1 margin (1,954 to 1,054 votes) during a student referendum held on March 6th. NUIG Students’ Union becomes the … Continue reading

Irish academics’ pledge to boycott Israel welcomed by Palestinian rights activists

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The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed the announcement that almost 140 Irish academics have signed up to pledge in support of an academic boycott of Israel until it complies fully with its obligations under international law. The pledge, organised by the group Academics for Palestine, and signed by 138 academics based in Ireland states: “In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for an institutional academic boycott of Israel, we pledge not to engage in any professional association with Israeli academic, research and state institutions and with those representing these institutions, until such time as Israel complies … Continue reading

Palestinian and Israeli scholars support Irish boycott pledge

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Academics for Palestine – Press Release, 14th February 2014 MORE THAN 120 Irish academics have signed a pledge to boycott Israeli institutions until Palestinian rights are respected. The number is expected to increase as more lecturers learn about the growing campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel – a campaign led by Palestinians that is gaining global support. “The conflict in Palestine has now reached its ‘South African moment’ – the point at which Israeli apartheid has been recognised as such by the international community,” Prof Haim Bresheeth, a noted London-based film-maker and academic from Israel, said today. … Continue reading

Israel’s academic standing: mediocre and slipping

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Dr. David Landy of Academics for Palestine and the IPSC looks at the latest Times HES survey of world university rankings which reveals some surprising truths about the state of the Israeli academy. One reason we are always told that we can never ever boycott Israel is because of its sterling academic reputation. Israel, we have heard on countless occasions, is a paragon of science, medicine and humanities. If we boycott Israel we’ll be boycotting the cutting-edgiest of high-tech, the most miraculous research in medicine, the inventors of… well, just about everything Well, it seems that such talk of Israeli … Continue reading

Video: Surveillance, Fear and Israeli Colonialism – Lecture by Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

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On Wednesday 20th February 2013, the TCD Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice at TCD hosted a public lecture, Surveillance, Fear and Israeli Colonialism by Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, a leading expert in the field of human rights and women’s rights in Israel/Palestine. Below is a video of what was a very interesting, challenging and often depressing presentation. Part One Part Two Video courtesy of Tommy Donnellan.

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