Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

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Palestinian hunger strikers declare victory – 24hr solidarity fast cancelled

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On Saturday 27th May, after 41 days of a mass hunger strike involving some 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners, the leaders of the strike declared victory and suspended the strike. 80% of the hunger strikers’ demands for basic rights have been met. We salute the steadfastness of the strikers in their quest for justice – and sincerely thank all those who took part in solidarity actions over the past month. The IPSC had planned a 24 hour solidarity fast for Wednesday 31st May in order to try to highlight the strike which had been largely ignored by the mainstream media in … Continue reading

Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel reaches 460 signatures on 4th Anniversary

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Today, 12th August, is the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel, which now boasts more than 460 signatories from all walks of the creative and performing arts. The pledge reads as follows: “In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for a cultural boycott of Israel, we pledge not to avail of any invitation to perform or exhibit in Israel, nor to accept any funding from any institution linked to the government of Israel, until such time as Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.” – For the … 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

Miko Peled, Israeli general’s son, backs TUI Israel boycott call

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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

Irish artists respond to Israeli Apartheid apologist Nicky Larkin’s articles

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Over the past number of weeks, an Irish artist and filmmaker called Nicky Larkin has published two articles in the Sunday Independent in support of Israel’s apartheid regime, criticising artists who speak out against Israel, and promoting his new film “Forty Shades of Grey”. Four of the signatories to the Irish Artist’s Pledge to Boycott Israel have publicly responded to Mr. Larkin’s scurrilous attacks. Composer Raymond Deane, who is also the IPSC’s Cultural Liaison Officer, had a letter published in the Sunday Independent two weeks after the original article appeared. Mysteriously, while the letter appeared in the print edition of … Continue reading

IPSC “Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel”

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In August 2010 the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) launched the following pledge, initially signed by over 140 (now 556) Irish creative and performing artists, whereby they undertake to boycott the Israeli state under present circumstances: “In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for a cultural boycott of Israel, we pledge not to avail of any invitation to perform or exhibit in Israel, nor to accept any funding from any institution linked to the government of Israel, until such time as Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.” – See the full list of signatories here. ***If you … Continue reading