On Wednesday 15th May (Nakba Day) the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a peaceful protest at 9am outside the Global Diaspora Forum which took place in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin. The protest was held as one of the speakers during the 9.30am session was Gidi Mark, the CEO of Taglit-Birthright Israel. Below are photos of the action, and here is the leaflet we handed out (PDF). We were proud to be joined on the by Palestinian activist Mousa Abu Maria, who was visiting Ireland on a speaking tour organised by the IPSC. Birthright Israel – part funded by … Continue reading
On Saturday 11 May 201 the IPSC in Dublin held a ‘Moving Gallery’ which saw people walk from St. Stephen’s Green to the Spire on O’Connell Street carrying large photographs from Al Nakba, Palestinian flags and a giant key – the symbol of Palestinian refugees’ right of return to their homeland. The event commemorated what Palestinians call Nakba Day which marks the 65thanniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (‘Catastrophe’) which saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinians, forcibly uprooted from their homeland in an act of ethnic cleansing that facilitated the foundation of the State of Israel. Photos courtesy of Fatin … Continue reading
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
A message from Cork IPSC, who had organised a hunger strike relay in solidarity with Samer Issawi: As you might already know, Samer Issawi has agreed to stop his hunger strike after signing an agreement with Israeli prisons authorities who promised he will be released to his village Al-A’essaweya in 8 months time. Therefore we have decided to interrupt the relay fasting, for the moment. However we must not forget about the other Palestinian political prisoners who are continuing their hunger strike to protest against the lack of a fair trial and denial of due process, forcible transfer and deportation, … Continue reading
Palestinian Prisoners’ Day Action, The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin on Thursday 18th April 2013. Click here to read the leaflet we distributed to the public (PDF) Photos courtesy of Fatin Al Tamimi.
Invoking the memory of former mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney, the Cork branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has symbolically joined Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi in his hunger strike for justice. Having collectively fasted for 24 hours on Saturday 20th April at a gathering in St. Patrick’s Street, members of Cork IPSC have started on a ‘hunger strike relay’, where each person will fast for 24 hours before handing the hunger baton to another member or supporter. (If you would like to get involved in the relay, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org) A statement from Cork IPSC said: “The people of Cork … Continue reading
An Israeli writer whose father was a leading general in the 1967 war has warmly welcomed the Teachers Union of Ireland (TUI) support for an academic boycott of Israeli institutions. “It’s a particularly good time to be visiting Ireland,” Miko Peled said in Dublin tonight. “One of your teachers’ unions has just achieved a historic breakthrough for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. “I welcome the TUI’s support for the academic boycott of Israel – the first such support from a European academic union. I hope it’s followed by others, and by action.” This evening, Peled, whose 13-year-old niece was … Continue reading
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.
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.
On Saturday 16th February 2013, a talk entitled ‘How the EU aids the occupation of Palestine’ was given as part of the EU Presidency Counter Summit in Dublin’s Liberty Hall. The speakers were David Cronin (journalist and author of Europe’s Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation), Zoe Lawlor (Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, recently returned from a factfinding trip to Gaza) and Tanja Niemeier (Adviser on Trade for the European United Left) . It was chaired by Laura Fitzgerald of the Socialist Party. An mp3 of the talk can be downloaded by clicking here (right click and ‘save target/link as’) Note: The … Continue reading
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