Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Press releases

Who Fears to Speak of ’48? Take action to support Cork academic conference under threat (again!)

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Take action in support of historic ‘International Law & the State of Israel’ academic conference in Cork We would like to bring you news of an important conference entitled ‘International Law & the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility‘ set to take place in Cork between 31st March and 2nd April. We are asking for your support to ensure that this Conference will actually take place, as it is coming under severe pressure from those who would prefer that no critical academic discussion on the nature of the Israeli state, its foundation, its legacy, and its violations of international … Continue reading

Israeli Apartheid Week 2017 – Event Guide (4 – 11 March)

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Celebrating 13 years! Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, performances, films, multimedia displays and protest actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe. Each year, Israeli Apartheid Week takes place across more than 150 universities and cities. It aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people. IAW aims to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Please join us in making the the 13th Israeli Apartheid … Continue reading

IPSC position on Irish government recognition of a Palestinian state

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Introductory note: The following statement, issued on 20th February 2017, outlines the position of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign towards the reported upcoming motion in Dáil Eireann concerning Irish recognition of a Palestinian state. The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) fully supports the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination as guaranteed by UN General Assembly Resolution 3236. This right is the foremost and most fundamental human right of the Palestinian people and it is the basis of the Palestinian national liberation movement. It is an inalienable right of all Palestinians – those in the Occupied Territories, Palestinian citizens of Israel and … Continue reading

Over 250 European organisations issue a statement marking 100 years of continued injustice towards the Palestinian people: Justice for Palestine now! End European complicity!

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Over 250 European – including 22 Irish – organisations, faith groups, political parties and trade unions today issued a statement demanding justice and accountability from the EU and European states, as 2017 marks: 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, in which the British government unilaterally promised the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine 70 years since the 1947 UN Partition Plan, in which Jewish settlers were granted 55% of Palestine while owning a mere 6% of the land, in breach of the Palestinian right to self-determination, triggering in the 1947-9 Nakba – the expulsion of over 750,000 indigenous … Continue reading

Speaking Tour: Malaka Mohammed – Palestinian Student & BDS Activist (8 – 14 Feb)

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TCD Students for Justice in Palestine, United Against Racism, Academics for Palestine, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and others are proud to host an Irish speaking tour featuring Palestinian student and BDS activist Malaka Mohammed between Wednesday 8th and Tuesday 14th February 2017 in Dublin (TCD & UCD), Maynooth (NUI), Sligo and Belfast (QUB). While most of the talks will take place on university campuses, they are open to all interested people. About the speaker: From Gaza, Malaka Mohammed is a Palestinian PhD candidate at Exeter University, Former National Union of Student Executive Committee member and a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions … Continue reading

ECCP letter to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting

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Below is a letter sent by the European (ECCP) – of which the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) is a member – to the Minsters of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council meeting 16th. == To the attention of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU Member States Brussels, 13 January 2017 Concerning: Significant measures expected from the next Foreign Affairs Council Meeting regarding Israeli disregard for international and humanitarian law Dear Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU Member States, We are writing in advance of the forthcoming Foreign Affairs Council meeting of January 16th. … Continue reading

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

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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

In Pictures: New Year’s Eve Vigils for Palestine in Dublin and Sligo

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On New Year’s Eve, members and supporters of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in both Dublin and Sligo took to the streets to see out 2016 with displays of solidarity with the people of Palestine who face into another year of oppression, occupation, colonisation and injustice at the hands of the apartheid Israeli state. The gatherings were to mark the eighth anniversary of the 2008/09 massacre called ‘Operation Cast Lead’, when Israeli occupation forces attacked Gaza for 23 days killing over 1,400 Palestinians, including more than 300 children. In Dublin over a hundred people gathered on the city’s iconic Ha’penny Bridge, … Continue reading

12 things you should know about the conviction of the Israeli solider for 2016 Hebron execution

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Elor Azaria, the Israeli occupation soldier who executed the wounded and incapacitated Palestinian man Abed al-Fattah al-Sharif in Hebron last year has been convicted of manslaughter (not murder). He now faces a sentence of up to 20 years – it will be interesting to see what he actually receives (though his legal team is likely to appeal both conviction and the sentence, leading to yet more drawn out pain and misery for the victim’s family). Nevertheless, here are 12 important and highly instructive things you should know note about this case: 1) The court case was an anomaly… It was … Continue reading

Happy Christmas from the IPSC: Let’s make 2017 a year of freedom & justice for Palestinians

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Dear IPSC members, supporters and friends, I would just like to take a moment to thank you for your support over the past year and to wish you all the best for the Christmas season and the new year. I would also like to invite those of you who can to come along to our annual New Years’ Eve vigil for Palestine on Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge, between 2pm and 3pm on Saturday 31st December. It’s a nice way to say goodbye to the old year and ring in the new. (See here for more details) As you know, 2016 was … Continue reading

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