Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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

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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

No courtesy for Apartheid: Palestinian rights activists condemn Israeli Ambassador’s visit to Clare County Council

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The visit to Clare last week of Israeli ambassador to Ireland Ze’ev Boker and Mrs. Amira Arnon, Director of the Northern European Department in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been condemned by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). The Clare branch of the IPSC described the visit as “a soft-focus PR opportunity in which official representatives of the dangerous and highly repressive apartheid state of Israel were portrayed as harmless tourists. Clare County Council has said that the visit was merely a ‘courtesy call’ – we believe there should be no such local courtesy extended to representatives of the Apartheid … Continue reading

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

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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

Watch: Speeches from the National Demonstration for Freedom and Justice in Palestine

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On Saturday 9th August 2014, over 10,000 people march from the Spire in Dublin to the Israeli Embassy in an incredible show of opposition to the Israeli attacks on Gaza and in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Their message was simple, “it’s time for freedom and justice for Palestine”. When the huge crowd reached its destination, they were address by several speakers. The videos of most of these speeches are below. Freda Hughes, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign spokesperson Martin O’Quigley, Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign chairperson Dr. Yaser Alashqar, Palestinian educationalist from Gaza Trevor Hogan, former Irish rugby international and member of Gaza … Continue reading

Take Action: Write to politicians and demand Irish government action

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Dear supporters, following on from the Seanad recall debate on Gaza on Thursday 31st July, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan made it clear that Ireland would not support any meaningful concrete action aimed at ending either the Israeli onslaught on Gaza or Israeli impunity in general. We find this very disappointing, as Ireland has supported sanctions on other countries in the past. We are asking those of you who find this situation unacceptable – especially after the Irish abstention in the vote at the UN Human Rights Council – to write to the following people. Below we provide … Continue reading

Report: Israeli Apartheid Week 2014

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Between 1st and 8th March, Ireland took part in the 10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week with a series of events including meetings and protests organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC). On Saturday 1st March, the Dublin IPSC branch of the kicked off  IAW with a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We visited four city centre supermarkets, making consumers aware of their presence, the connection between these products and the occupation of Palestine and asking people to boycott them. We also handed in letters of protest to the management of each store, asking them to cease sticking Israeli goods. … 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

In Pictures: Naksa Day lunchtime vigil at the Israeli Embassy

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On Wednesday 5th June, the IPSC held a small symbolic vigil outside the Israeli Embassy in Dublin to commemorate Naksa Day. For Palestinians, Yawm an-Naksa – or ‘The Day of the Setback’ – marks the beginning of the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967. Since that time Palestinians in the occupied territories have faced a criminal regime of ethnic cleansing, colonistaion and apartheid at the hands of the Israeli state. Photos courtesy of Fatin Al Tamini

Emergency Protests for Gaza in Ireland

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A number of Emergency Demonstrations are taking place around Ireland in response to the latest Israeli assault on Gaza, codenamed ‘Operation Pillar of Cloud’. PREVIOUS EVENTS SATURDAY 24th NOV Cork – 1pm @ Daunt Square, Cork city (BDS Action) Belfast – 12pm @ The Art School, York St, Belfast city (March to City Hall) Dublin – 2.30pm @ Grafton St, Dublin 2 (Diamonds to Dust in Disgust action) Derry – 2pm @ Waterloo place, Derry city (March) FRIDAY 23rd NOV Galway – 2pm @ Westside Community Centre, Seamus Quirke Road (March to Eyre Sq) THURSDAY 22nd NOV Dublin – 5pm … Continue reading

Report: IPSC hold ‘Postcards for Palestine’ action at Israeli Embassy sponsored ‘Open House’ event

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On a dark, cold and dreary evening in Dublin, members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) injected a little bit of lively colour into the twilight with a ‘Postcards for Palestine’ event. The event was organised at short notice to counteract an Israeli Embassy sponsored exhibition being launched in Dublin Civic Trust on Castle Street on Thursday 4th October inviting Dubliners to send postcards to Tel Aviv. The Israeli state sponsored event, shamefully held under the auspices of the Open House architectural festival, is the latest in a line of cultural propaganda events the state has recently staged … Continue reading

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